Alumna Linda Strout Honored for Leadership

The School of Law and the Women’s Law Caucus will honor Linda Strout ’79 at the Third Annual Reah Whitehead Public Leadership Award Breakfast on Tuesday, October 30, at the Rainier Club.

Strout is deputy chief executive officer of the Port of Seattle, leading the port’s Environmental and Security Strategy Teams. She has served as the port’s representative on several international trade and study missions, most recently the 2006 Stellar Women to Women Conference in Beijing led by Sen. Maria Cantwell. She is a member of the law school’s Law Alumni Board and serves on the Board of Trustees for Allied Arts Foundation. She has also served on the boards for Artist Trust, King County Bar Foundation, Columbia Legal Services and the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center and has held many leadership positions in the King County Bar Association, including serving as president.

The award recognizes women in the legal profession who have provided outstanding leadership and contributed significantly both to the community and SU School of Law. Judge Reah M. Whitehead was one of Washington’s first women lawyers and became its first woman judge in 1914. She was re-elected to the bench six times, retiring in 1941 after 27 years in office. Before becoming a judge, she worked in the King County Prosecutor’s Office for six years. Known for her courage, humility, determination, and dignity, Judge Whitehead is a fitting namesake for this award.

Alumni, friends and Women’s Law Caucus members are invited to the breakfast. Doors open at 7:30 a.m., and breakfast starts at 8 a.m. There is a $15 per person charge for alumni and friends and no charge for WLC members. Register online by Thursday, October 25 or call (206) 398.4600 for more information.

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