Juliet Sinisterra hired as UD interim CEO

Monday, July 12, 2021

The Univeristy District board of directors is pleased to announce that Juliet Sinisterra will assume the role of interim CEO starting July 12.

Juliet brings over 25 years’ experience in urban design, master planning, project management, community engagement, and sustainable community development from her work in both the Seattle and Spokane areas. Juliet has served as Economic Development Manager for the Downtown Spokane Partnership where she led development of support services for downtown Spokane businesses and startups through strategic planning, urban projects, public art, and partnership development. Juliet also oversaw the community vision development and management of the Riverfront Park Master Plan which led to the successful voter approval of a $64.3 million bond. In the past few years, Juliet served as Building Platform Product Manager for intellectual property for Katerra around a Mass Timber speculative office building, and most recently, has supported various community development initiatives in Spokane including a Spokane Culture Corridor for downtown, the integration of public art into the Spokane Transit Authority’s City Line project; and the support of a strategic action plan for the Spokane County Food Security Coalition. Juliet holds a professional Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from Washington State University. Juliet also holds certificates in urban design from Syracuse University, Florence, Italy, and in Transition Towns.