Board of Directors

2023 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

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

Michael McGauly, Secretary/Treasurer
StraderHallett PS

Carrie Whisler, President-Elect

Peter Agabi
Councilmember, City of Tumwater

Reid Bates
Express Employment Professionals

Jim Cooper
Councilmember, City of Olympia

Marc Daily
Thurston Regional Planning Council

Joe DePinto
Mayor, City of Yelm

Joe Downing
Commissioner, Port of Olympia

Gary Edwards
Commissioner, Thurston County Commissioners

Brian Fluetsch
Sunset Air

Wayne Fournier
Mayor, City of Tenino

Daryl Fourtner
Heritage Bank

Jessica Jensen
Cap City Law, PS

Dan Jones

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

Center for Business & Innovation

2023 Board of Directors Roster


Nancy LaPointe, President
Navigate Financial

Grace Kendall, President-Elect

Noel Rubadue, Secretary
South Puget Sound Community College

Scott Zylka, Treasurer
Umpqua Bank