Leonard Forsman named University of Washington Regent

Suquamish Tribal Chairman appointed by Governor Inslee

Congratulations to Leonard Forsman on his appointment to the University of Washington's Board of Regents!

A UW alum who graduated with a degree in anthropology in 1987, Forsman has cultivated connections between the Suquamish Tribal Museum and the Burke Museum throughout his career. He is the first Native person to serve as a UW regent.

Forsman has served as Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe since 2005. He is president of the Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians and serves on the boards of the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council, the Seattle Waterfront Steering Committee, the Suquamish Tribal Cultural Committee, the Suquamish Museum, the Washington Indian Gaming Association, the West Sound Partners for Ecosystem Recovery, and the Tribal Leaders Congress on Education.

Chairman Forsman also currently serves on the Economic Development District Board. The Suquamish Tribe is a member of the Puget Sound Regional Council.