Fred Safstrom is the Chief Executive Officer for Housing Hope and HopeWorks Social Enterprises. He has served Housing Hope for over 25 years, first as a member of the Board of Directors (including a term as President) and on staff since 2006. He was named CEO in 2015. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with finance emphasis from Seattle University and completed the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute at UW’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. His experience includes 24 years with Cascade Bank, including 10 years as President and Chief Operating Officer, and a five-year term as Executive Director of the Everett Public Facilities District, the developer and owner of the Everett Events Center (now Angel of the Winds Arena).