Board of Directors

2021 Board of Directors Roster

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

Heather Burgess, President
Phillips Burgess, PLLC

Mark Steepy, President-Elect
KPFF Consulting Engineers

Michael McGauly, Secretary/Treasurer
StraderHallett PS

Carrie Whisler, Immediate Past President
Olympia Federal Savings

Reid Bates
Express Employment Professionals

David Burnett
Chehalis Tribal Enterprises

Marc Daily
Thurston Regional Planning Council

Gary Edwards
Thurston County Commissioners

Brian Fluetsch
Sunset Air

Wayne Fournier
Mayor, City of Tenino

Daryl Fourtner
Heritage Bank

Ann Freeman-Manzanares
Intercity Transit

Roy H Heynderickx, PhD
Saint Martin’s University

Yến Huỳnh
Councilmember, City of Olympia

Jessica Jensen
Jensen Milner | Cap City Law, PS

Dan Jones

Center for Business & Innovation

2021 Board of Directors Roster


Jessica Jensen, President
Jensen Milner | Cap City Law PS

Nancy LaPointe, President-Elect
Navigate Financial

Grace Kendall, Vice President

Virgil Clarkson, Treasurer
Retired Mayor/Councilmember, City of Lacey

Noel Rubadue, Secretary
South Puget Sound Community College