Linda Nordstrom Retired
Ms. Nordstrom has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington and has been actively involved in business since 1975. After a number of years in marketing, sales and management at Nordstrom, she founded Northstream Development, Inc. in 1979. Northstream began as a residential development firm, but in 1991 the company focused solely on commercial development with an emphasis on office buildings.
Ms. Nordstrom is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Safe Water Network and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Seattle Symphony and the Seattle Art Museum. She chaired the Seattle Art Museum’s Education Committee and served on the committee overseeing the development of the Olympic Sculpture Park in downtown Seattle. President George W. Bush appointed her a member of the Presidents Advisory Committee on the Arts, which supports the Kennedy Center. Previous boards include KCTS Public Television, First Mutual Bank, Bastyr University and Seattle Repertory Theatre. She recently completed a term on the Board of Trustees for the Seattle Opera and served as an Ambassador in the United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Society.
Ms. Nordstrom, along with various members of her family, was instrumental in bringing the first professional football franchise, the Seattle Seahawks, to the state of Washington and was one of the original owners.
Years of international travel and exposure have given Ms. Nordstrom a strong global, socio-political and cultural insight and considerable multi-lingual skill. She resides in Bellevue, Washington and enjoys spending time at her ranch located in the Teanaway Valley surrounded by her children, grandchildren and friends. For relaxation and fun, she enjoys the challenges of fly-fishing and scuba diving.