Allan C. Golston

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Allan C. Golston

"As the United States program president for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Allan C. Golston oversees education, U.S. libraries, and Pacific Northwest grant programs, as well as U.S. Program Advocacy and Special Initiatives. Golston, who joined the foundation in 1999, most recently served as chief financial and administrative officer.

"Golston's professional experience spans the fields of health care, software development, consulting, and public accounting. Golston is a certified public accountant and holds a master's degree in business administration from Seattle University and a bachelor's of science in accounting from the University of Colorado.

"Before joining the Gates Foundation, Golston served as director of finance for Swedish Health Services, director of finance and controller for the University of Colorado Hospital, and director of business analysis and product development at MIS, Inc.

"He is an active community volunteer in several nonprofit regional and national organizations and has served on a number of boards, including New Futures, Philanthropy Northwest, and the Public Library of Science. He was a fellow of the British-American Project and a delegate to the United States/Japan Leadership Program." [1]

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  1. Charlotte Guyman, UW Medicine, accessed December 9, 2007.
  2. Seattle University Trustees, organizational web page, accessed November 17, 2013.