Board of Directors

The Thurston Economic Development Council is governed by a 25-member Board of directors, made up of community members in both the public and private sector.

2019 Board of Directors Roster

Carrie Whisler, President
Olympia Federal Savings

Heather Burgess, President Elect
Phillips Burgess, PLLC

Perry Shea, Immediate Past President
SCJ Alliance

Rozanne Garman, Secretary
RHD Enterprises

Michael McGauly, Treasurer
StraderHallett PS

Reid Bates
Express Employment Professionals

John Hutchings
Commissioner, Thurston County

Lynda Zeman
Council Member, City of Lacey

Bill McGregor
Commissioner, Port of Olympia

Jace Munson
FORMA Construction

Brian Fluetsch
Sunset Air, Inc.

Roy H Heynderickx, PhD
Saint Martin’s University

Dan Jones

Ann Freeman-Manzanares
Intercity Transit

Neil McClanahan
Council Member, City of Tumwater

Jessica Jensen
Jensen Milner | Cap City Law, PS

Wayne Mannie
Columbia Bank

Nathaniel Jones
Council Member, City of Olympia

Mark Steepy

Mark Turner
Capital Medical Center

Evan Parker
Kidder Mathews

Kelsey Hulse
Puget Sound Energy

Tad Stillwell
Councilmember, City of Yelm

Dr. Timothy Stokes
South Puget Sound Community College

Daryl Fortner, ex-officio member
Heritage Bank

Center for Business & Innovation

2019 Board of Directors Roster


Daryl Fourtner, President
SVP, Heritage Bank

Jessica Jensen, Vice President
Jensen Milner | Cap City Law PS

Grace Kendall, Secretary | Treasurer

Renee Sunde
President/CEO, Washington Retail Association 

Perry Shea
SCJ Alliance

Virgil Clarkson
Retired Mayor/Council Member, City of Lacey