AWHP Dedicated Staff
Peggi Lewis Fu joins AWHP as the Executive Director with over 18+ years of experience leading renowned nonprofit organizations. As an innovator driven by passion and mission excellence, Peggi has an extensive history involving the intricacies of cross-functional leadership, budget optimization, public policy, and nonprofit business development ranging from special events, people to fundraising. Even more, she enjoys leveraging that dynamicity to not just exceed bottom-line objectives, but do so all while propelling various industry and community initiatives forward. Formerly, Peggi held several positions at the Population Health Alliance when the Affordable Care Act/national healthcare focuses were shifting from sickness and disease to one based on wellness and prevention.
More recently, Peggi was the Executive Director for The Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP Washington State) beginning in 2014 – 1,000+ members who are involved with office, biotech, industrial, mixed use, retail, institutional and multifamily space throughout the Puget Sound. Here, Peggi established a permanent government affairs funding mechanism and organizational structure to advocate for the advancement of CRE development in Washington State. Alongside her leadership and bigger picture focus, other notable successes Peggi attained during this time include developing a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategic initiative and committee in 2017, creating ongoing sources of revenue during the pandemic as well as replenishing the financial reserves in under 8 months, and increasing/maintaining NAIOP membership growth of 34% to become the third largest US chapter with a membership retention rate of 91% in 2022. In addition, Peggi’s dedications did not go unnoticed, as amid her executive duration, she received the Executive of the Year Award by NAIOP in 2018. Academically, Peggi holds a BA in International Relations and Affairs (Concentration in International Marketing) along with a Minor in Business Administration from George Washington University.
Originally from the Midwest, Peggi resides in North Seattle with her husband and three daughters.
Jennifer has over 20 years of legislative and government relations experience. She served as staff counsel to the Senate and House Transportation Committees, the Government Relations Director for the Washington State Department of Transportation, and Governor Christine Gregoire’s Transportation Policy Advisor. She is the owner of Jennifer Ziegler Public Affairs. Current clients include HNTB Corporation, the Washington Economic Development Association, Toyota of North America, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Washington, and the Washington Roundtable.
Jennifer is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Association of Washington Business, and a board member of the South Sound YMCA, the Washington Department of Transportation Memorial Foundation and the Washington Highway Users Federation.
Manager, Member Engagement
Kelly joined AWHP in 2018 with over a decade of work in allied health care services. As a former business owner and home care agency administrator, Kelly ensures the association moves forward successfully by providing behind the scenes operational support to membership, vendors and staff. Raised in Woodinville, Kelly moved to Texas where she received her bachelor's degree from Texas State University. She relocated to Olympia in 2006 to start up her home care franchise, selling it in 2017. Kelly is married and enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, traveling the world and biking with her husband and daughter.