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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

Liv Johnson
Executive Assistant Government Affairs


Sean Heiner
Director, Membership Department
Malia Fortina
Membership Coordinator
Kenneth Aultman
Membership Manager
Laura Bruce
Membership Manager
Shelly Simpson
Membership Manager
Braedon Wilkerson
Membership Manager
Amy Jenkins
Membership Manager


Stephanie Hemphill
Director of Member Relations & Events
Carly Michael
Director of Member Relations & Events
Stacie Neiswanger
Member Relations and Sponsorship Manager
Jacob Sodeman
Events Coordinator
  Paulette Beadling
Events Coordinator


Connie Glasgow
Office Support Specialist

Thomas Gill
Government Affairs & Events Coordinator

Dave Denny
Operations Support Coordinator
Jennifer Titus
Database and Systems Coordinator
Julie Olson
Financial Analyst
Susie Griffin
Project Coordinator

Lauren Vincent
Office Assistant



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

Andrew Lenderman
Communications Specialist