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.

2020 Board of Directors Roster

Carrie Whisler, President
Olympia Federal Savings

Heather Burgess, President Elect
Phillips Burgess, PLLC

Rozanne Garman, Secretary
RHD Enterprises

Michael McGauly, Treasurer
StraderHallett PS

Perry Shea, Immediate Past President
SCJ Alliance

Jessica Bateman,
Mayor Pro Tem, City of Olympia

Reid Bates
Express Employment Professionals

David Burnett
Chehalis Tribal Enterprises

Joe DePinto
Councilmember, City of Yelm

Brian Fluetsch
Sunset Air

Daryl Fourtner
Heritage Bank

Ann Freeman-Manzanares
Intercity Transit

Roy H Heynderickx, PhD
Saint Martin’s University

Kelsey Hulse
Puget Sound Energy

John Hutchings
Thurston County Commissioner 

Jessica Jensen
Jensen Milner | Cap City Law, PS

Dan Jones

Ed Kunkel
Councilmember, City of Lacey

Center for Business & Innovation

2020 Board of Directors Roster


Daryl Fourtner, President
Heritage Bank

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

Grace Kendall, Secretary | Treasurer

Virgil Clarkson
Retired Mayor & Councilmember, City of Lacey

Nancy LaPointe
Navigate Financial

Kevin Leneker
Single Handed Consulting

Brent Robinson
Wells Fargo Bank

Perry Shea
SCJ Alliance

Renee Sunde
Washington Retail Association 

Todd Whitley
BrightWire Networks