From the Chair

Dear SBE Chapter 16 members,

Yezmin HSMy name is Yezmin Blue, and during the next year I am proud to be the First woman Chair for our SBE chapter 16.

I’m a Scorpio, full time Mom and Engineer for the Seattle Mariners. I Love Equipment and get chills every time I get a new piece of gear to play with. Strangely enough, I also get as much joy when equipment breaks and I get to work on it.

I joined SBE Chapter 16 in 1999, and, later that year received the Ennes Scholarship which helped me with expenses at school. Since then have attended as many meetings as possible.

In early 2013, Arthur Willetts, then the Chapter 16 chapter Chair, reached out to me to run for a position on the board and I became chapter Secretary, later that year.  After 2 years in this position I took a year off and when I returned ran and held office for Director Position 2.  This year, with the encouragement of our previous Chapter Chair Marty Hadfield, I ran for Chair and here we are.

In the last few years Chapter 16 board has worked arduously to show its presence nationwide.  Participating in fairs, submitting candidates for engineering awards.  Providing programs that allow all of us to learn different facets of broadcast, IT and Safety Standards.

Being part of one of the largest SBE Chapters has been a great experience.  Every term has been unique; with board member changes, and new individuals that join the group, we have the opportunity to reinvent and improve.

In 2013, SBE chapter 16 began offering a scholarship for students in the broadcast field; thanks to the Arne Skoog legacy left to our beloved Chapter.

Making time to participate with our Chapter board with our hectic work schedules can be a huge challenge however, let’s be challenged!  Let’s all make some extra time to continue to improve our Chapter!

I look forward to meeting each and every one of you if I haven’t yet in the upcoming luncheons; as well as challenging you to consider running next year for one of the positions on the board or joining one of the committees.

For now please join us in the upcoming September activities.

We will have our Board meeting and Luncheon on the following locations and dates:

Board meeting:

September Monday 12th @ 6:30 to 8:30pm

Location Safeco Field

All members are welcome to Board meetings.

If you choose to join us please send an RSVP to for the September Board meeting due to location and Security.


SBE Luncheon:

September Wednesday 14th @ noon

Old spaghetti Factory

Directions and additional information is located @


Thank you, Yezmin Blue,

SBE Chapter 16, Seattle