The 2019 NPT Power & Influence Top 50

Evolving Missions Pushed By Need Fueled Honorees’ Innovations

It just always works out this way. It’s never intended but a theme always emerges as the nominations for the annual NPT Power & Influence Top 50 come in and are discussed. Two trends quickly emerged for 2019. There is plenty of innovation popping in the Pacific Northwest and need is evolving missions into initially unimagined domains throughout the nation.

The most intriguing element is a push for 360-degree services. The realization that the three basic needs of shelter, food and healthcare should be a bundle is materializing in the work of foundations and rank-and-file charities. Affordable housing is being obtained or built in communities, even in areas of perceived wealth.

Nonprofit executives are also proving that Washington is the innovation capital of the country. Actually, it’s the other Washington, as in Washington State. Oregon also checked in with honorees. The Pacific Northwest makes up 10 percent of the honorees for 2019.

The 50 leaders highlighted in this 22nd annual NPT Power & Influence Top 50 have distinguished themselves as initiators and leaders. An important criteria of the list is that the honoree must be a working day-in, day-out executive.

The 2019 honorees were selected from a group of roughly 300 top executives. A committee of NPT staff, contributors and a few executives plugged in to executive movement were involved in the selection process. This is not a lifetime achievement award. The executive must have had an impact during the previous 12 months.

There is quite a bit of turnover in this year’s roll call. There are 15 new honorees on the 2019 honor roll and one executive is returning to the list after a short hiatus.

The fine china will be rolled out for honorees and their guests as they are feted in Washington (the other one) next month during the annual NPT Power & Influence Top 50 Gala at The National Press Club. One of the honorees will receive the NPT Innovator of the Year award.

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