Paul Lowber retiring

Longtime CFO ends successful WAC career

After 18 years as WAC Chief Financial Officer, Paul Lowber is retiring. Paul joined the WAC as a member in 1997 primarily for the Club’s basketball league. “The WAC’s program is by far the best in the area,” he says. “It’s the reason I wanted to belong to the Club.” Little did he know that six years later—and one floor above the WAC basketball court—he would take over as CFO.

“The WAC was my dream job,” Paul says. “The prospect of serving members fit me to a T.” Paul began as CFO in 2003. With his guidance, the WAC navigated some of Seattle’s biggest economic swings, including the Great Recession and the COVID-19 pandemic.

“With the city coming back to life, now is a great time for new financial leadership to sustain the Club,” he says.

For the future, Paul looks forward to getting back to the old days of all play. Basketball is here to stay—he hasn’t stopped hooping—but instead of going up to his office afterward, he’ll enjoy the Club as member-only again.

“Paul’s tremendous stewardship of the Club and leadership served us well,” President & CEO Chuck Nelson says. “His calm integrity and commitment to the mission are clear, and his love for the WAC is evident.”

Paul and wife Linda plan to spend winters in the desert heat of Henderson, Nevada. Golf, attending Grand Slam tennis tournaments, volunteering, and European travel are also on the docket. Paul is especially excited for more grandparent time with his first grandson, Ethan.

“It was very rewarding to work in the WAC’s family atmosphere, and I’ll miss that,” Paul says. “I had a fantastic run these last 18 years. I feel quite blessed and grateful.”

As published in the July/August 2021 issue of WAC Magazine

–Posted June 30, 2021

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