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MEGAN GRADEK

Megan is a relative newcomer to the Seattle area, relocating from Atlanta in June 2019.  Megan joined College Club of Seattle (CCS) initially via the women's competitive sweep program and later joined the competitive masters sculling program.  Rowing has been a part of Megan's life since learning to row at Boston College.  Upon graduation from college with a BS in Physics and minor in Cognitive Science, Megan joined Potomac Boat Club (PBC) in Washington DC and was part of PBC's high performance sculling team, winning National Championships, Canadian Henley and obtaining invitations to National Selection Camps.  Two years later, Megan represented the United States at the World Rowing Championships in France in the inaugural event of the Women's Lightweight Quadruple Sculls, all while working full time at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC).

 

In 2015, Megan saw a need in the community while living in Peachtree City, GA for a rowing club, as the closest rowing club was over 60 miles away.  Megan co-founded the Peachtree City Rowing Club (PTCRC), a 501C3 organization which grew to over 60 youth and 20 adult members in its first year.  Megan was the Treasurer from 2015-2018 and the President from 2018-2019 prior to moving to Seattle.

 

On a professional level, Megan is currently a Managing Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers' National Risk Management Practice.  Her 26 years at the firm have offered her the experience to evaluate the risks teams face in the delivery of engagements, not unlike that of being a Board member at a for profit organization. 

 

Megan currently resides on Mercer Island with her husband, Quinton and three children, Caden (18), Brielle (16) and Dylan (13).  Rowing is a large part of her family's life.  Quinton is a masters member at Pocock, Caden plans to row at MIT in the fall of 2021 and Dylan is a member of the CCS middle school program.  In addition to the rowing programs, Megan and her family participated in many social activities prior to covid.  The combination of the social club and watersports activities truly makes CCS unique and Megan feels the need to contribute to the continued success of the club through her contributions on the Board.  Megan had the opportunity over the past year to participate on the Board Development Committee and looks to get further involved to support CCS operations and activities.