Board of Directors

2024 Board of Directors Roster

The Thurston Economic Development Council is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community members in both the public and private sectors.

Mark Steepy, President
KPFF Consulting Engineers

Malcolm Miller, President-Elect
CrossCountry Mortgage
Deputy Mayor, City of Lacey

Heather Burgess, Immediate Past President
Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, PLLC

Michael McGauly, Secretary/Treasurer
Opsahl Dawson

Peter Agabi
Councilmember, City of Tumwater

Jim Cooper
Councilmember, City of Olympia

Marc Daily
Thurston Regional Planning Council

Joe DePinto
Mayor, City of Yelm

Brian Fluetsch
Sunset Air

Wayne Fournier
Thurston County Commissioners

Daryl Fourtner
Heritage Bank

Jessica Jensen
Cap City Law, PS

Dan Jones
NorthAmericaTalk Media Group

Nancy LaPointe, Ex Officio Member
Navigate Financial

Cecilia Loveless
MultiCare Foundation

Evan Parker
Kidder Mathews

Denise Sawatzky
TAGS Awards and Specialties

David Schaffert
Thurston County Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Timothy Stokes
South Puget Sound Community College

Tony Taylor

Carrie Whisler

Chris Woods
Yelm Community Schools

Center for Business & Innovation

2024 Board of Directors Roster


Grace Kendall, President

Noel Rubadue, Secretary
South Puget Sound Community College

Scott Zylka, Treasurer
Umpqua Bank

Nancy LaPointe
Navigate Financial