George W. "Skip" Rowley, Jr.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Skip Rowley is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rowley Properties. Skip began his career in 1958, working alongside his father, founder George W. Rowley Sr.
Under Skipís leadership, Rowley Properties has been recognized for its commitment to the environment, embracing sustainable building and building-management practices long before todayís trends. Skip is also credited with making Rowley Properties a positive force in the community, championing important regional causes, and empowering others to serve the greater good.
Skip serves on the boards of Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE), ArtsFund, Washington Roundtable, and Overlake Hospital Board of Trustees. He also serves on the United for Washington Political Action Committee, the Citizens Transportation Advisory Group, the Regional Transportation Leadership Group, and he is a member of the Eastside YWCA Advisory Committee. In the past, Skip served on the Governorís Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation, was Chairman and Founding Member of the East King County Chambers of Commerce Legislative Coalition, and served as President and Board Member of the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce.
Skip has won recognition for his work, including the induction into the City of Issaquah Hall of Fame in 2008, Issaquah Citizen of the Year, Issaquah Businessman of the Year and Issaquah Schools Foundationís Golden Apple Award. Skip is also well known for his extensive involvement in the planning, fundraising, and development of the Issaquah Youth and Community Center.
Skip received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington in 1963. A native of Bellevue, Washington, Skip and his wife Debra have three daughters, two grandsons, and one granddaughter.