Board of Directors

2022 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

Peter Agabi
City of Tumwater

Reid Bates
Express Employment Professionals

David Burnett
Chehalis Tribal Enterprises

Marc Daily
Thurston Regional Planning Council

Joe Downing
Port of Olympia

Gary Edwards
Thurston County Commissioners

Brian Fluetsch
Sunset Air

Wayne Fournier
Mayor, City of Tenino

Daryl Fourtner
Heritage Bank

Ann Freeman-Manzanares
Intercity Transit

Yến Huỳnh
Councilmember, City of Olympia

Jessica Jensen
Jensen Milner | Cap City Law, PS

Dan Jones

Nancy LaPointe, Ex Officio Member, CB&I Board President
Navigate Financial

Cecilia Loveless
MultiCare Foundation

Malcolm Miller
City of Lacey

Evan Parker
Kidder Mathews

Annette Pitts
Experience Olympia & Beyond

Dr. Timothy Stokes
South Puget Sound Community College

Tony Taylor
Tony Taylor Inspires

Chris Woods
Boys & Girls Club of Thurston County

Shina Wysocki
Chelsea Farms

Center for Business & Innovation

2022 Board of Directors Roster


Nancy LaPointe, President
Navigate Financial

Grace Kendall, President-Elect

Noel Rubadue, Secretary
South Puget Sound Community College


Kevin Leneker
Single Handed Consulting

Denise Sawatzky
TAGS Awards and Specialties

Todd Whitley
BrightWire Networks

Scott Zylka
Columbia Bank