AWB Staff

Formed in 1904, the Association of Washington Business is Washington’s oldest and largest statewide business association, and includes nearly 7,000 members representing 700,000 employees. AWB is based in Olympia.

AWB serves as both the state’s chamber of commerce and the manufacturing and technology association. While its membership includes major employers like Boeing and Microsoft, nearly 92 percent of AWB members employ fewer than 100 people. More than half of AWB’s members employ fewer than 10.

Executive Team

Kristofer T. Johnson
President & CEO
Gary Chandler
Vice President of Government Affairs
Jason Hagey
Vice President of Communications

Greg Welch
Director of Finance

Bonnie Millikan
Executive Assistant & Office Manager

AWB Service Corporation

Deb Brown Debra Brown
Forterra, Inc.

Government Affairs

Amy K. Anderson
Government Affairs Director
Workforce & Federal Issues
Bob Battles
General Counsel/Government Affairs Director
Legal Affairs
Employment Law
Unemployment Insurance
Wage & Hour
Workers' Compensation
Workplace Safety

Mike Ennis
Government Affairs Director
Air Quality
Land Use
Regulatory Reform
Small Business Policy
Water Resources

Peter Godlewski
Government Affairs Director
Environmental Policy
Tommy Gantz
Government Affairs Director
Tax & Fiscal Policy
Liv Johnson
Executive Assistant Government Affairs

Thomas Gill
Government Affairs Coordinator


Sean Heiner
Director of Membership
Malia Fortina
Membership Coordinator
Laura Bruce
Membership Manager

Shawna Morrow
Membership Manager


Carly Michael
Director of Member Experience & Events
Stacie Neiswanger
Member Experience & Partnership Manager
Jacob Sodeman
Events Coordinator
Paulette Beadling
Events Coordinator


Dave Denny
Operations System Administrator
Jennifer Titus
Technology & Systems Administrator
Julie Olson
Financial Analyst
Lauren Vincent
Office Assistant
Stephanie Hemphill
Director of Program & Partnerships



Brian Temple
Creative Director
Lori Maricle
Marketing & Communications Project Manager
Brian Mittge
Communications Specialist & Photo Editor

Andrew Lenderman
Communications Specialist
Susie Griffin
Communications Project Coordinator