Longtime business leader George Duff passes away at 91

Jan 10, 2023
Written by WR Communications

After serving as President of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce from 1968 to 1995, George Duff remained an active civic leader, a supporter of the nonprofit community, and an adviser to later Chamber leaders. He passed away in his Mercer Island home on New Year’s Day.

Duff’s legacy includes providing leadership to build the third runway at Sea-Tac International Airport, the Seattle Convention Center, a bond measure to upgrade Harborview Hospital, and helping assemble the Nintendo ownership group to save the Seattle Mariners.

Current Chamber President and CEO Rachel Smith described his impact by saying, “George Duff was a leader who left his stamp on our region through decades of stewardship and advocacy on behalf of our community.”


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