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August 2012

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A man of art EFF ATKIN is standing in front of "Trojan Horse," Northwest artist Jeremy Mangan's outsized painting that combines Greek composition and a Western backdrop. On the canvas, displayed during a visit to the Tacoma Art Museum this past spring, an ivory steed rises in the sunlight while a deep horizon and gradient blue sky fade in the distance. Here, dichotomy directs interpretation. As the new Chairman of the Board J Brenda and Jeff Atkin at their home in front of Alden Mason's "Golden Burpee." of Governors, Jeff Atkin brings his own dualism to the Club's boardroom. On the surface, the stylish 63-year-old strikes the image of a reserved thinker, and his general nature leaves an impression of seriousness, the casting of a finance career in which success depends on meticulous scrutiny and measured consideration. Look deeper, however, and you'll see a connoisseur whose examination & finance market insights with artistic intelligence New Chairman Jeff Atkin mixes Written by Darrick Meneken, Managing Editor Photographs by Barbara Kinney of the artistic may surprise those who only encounter the man in a committee meeting or trading space. "His general nature is to be quite serious and analytical," says WAC Chief Financial Officer Paul Lowber. "He doesn't make snap judgments. He's also an arts aficionado and a family man." Fast forward to a few weeks after our visit to the Tacoma Art Museum, where Jeff co-chairs the collection committee, and get ready for the start of the 35th annual Shore Run/ Walk along Lake Washington. Jeff and daughter Marlee have participated in the event for some 15 years, and Marlee's two young children, Kelsey and Jaxon, now join them for five kilometers of family time. When they meet at the start line a few minutes before the event begins, Jeff quickly picks up Kelsey and asks about her upcoming birthday. AUGUST 2012 | Washington Athletic Club Magazine | 27

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