Jim Spady of Mercer island is Vice-President, Legal Counsel, and Chief Financial Officer of the Dick's Drive-in Restaurant chain in Seattle. A 1976 graduate of Bellevue's Interlake High School, Jim earned an economics degree (summa cum laude) from Arizona State University in 1980 and a Juris Doctor degree (magna cum laude) from the University of Washington School of Law in 1983. A member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Washington Business, Jim also serves on its education task force. Jim and his wife Fawn are the proud parents of two children who, at various times, have been educated at home and in both public and private schools. Their 16 year old daughter is currently a freshman at the University of Washington through the U.W.'s Academy for Young Scholars program, while their son is a freshman at Mercer Island High School. Jim is a longtime member of the board of directors at Discovery Institute.