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AWB Leadership


AWB Officers

AWB is led by five officers, elected each fall by the AWB Board of Directors. The 2015-16 officers are:

  • Wendy Sancewich, Chair of the Board, RSM US LLP, Seattle
  • Michael Senske, Vice Chair, Pearson Packaging Systems, Spokane
  • Tom Pucci, Secretary-Treasurer, Expedia, Inc., Bellevue
  • Mike Schwenk, Immediate Past Chair, United Western Technologies Corp., Richland
  • Kris Johnson, President, Association of Washington Business, Olympia

AWB Board of Directors

The board of directors represents AWB’s membership in the conduct and operation of the association in accordance with the organization’s bylaws.

The board also establishes, reviews and communicates AWB’s policies, positions and general procedures to its members. Its actions are guided by AWB’s bylaws, mission statement, goals and objectives, as well as ongoing assessments of member needs and desires.


Board of Directors by Congressional District

First Congressional District

  • April Axthelm, Axthelm Construction Inc, Mount Vernon
  • Barry Hullett, Alcoa Intalco Works, Ferndale
  • Bill Weaver, Canyon Creek Cabinet Company, Monroe
  • Bob Bass, AT&T, Redmond
  • Carl Kester, Lakeside Milam Recovery Center, Kirkland
  • Dan Angellar, Seattle Marriott Council, Redmond
  • DeLee Shoemaker, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond
  • Jeremy Rife, Genie, Redmond
  • Richard Hempler, Hempler Foods Group, LLC, Ferndale

Second Congressional District

  • Bill Youngsman, Twin Bridges Marina, Mount Vernon
  • Guy Occhiogrosso, Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Bellingham
  • Len Sorrin, Premera Blue Cross, Mountlake Terrace
  • Paul Razore, Sanitary Service Company, Inc., Bellingham
  • Shannon Jurdana, Benefit Solutions, Inc., Mukilteo

Third Congressional District

  • Arch Miller, International Air Academy, Inc., Vancouver
  • Jason Spadaro, SDS Lumber Company, Bingen
  • Jim Lucey, Linear Technology Corporation, Camas
  • Katy Brooks, Port of Vancouver USA, Vancouver
  • Mel Russell, Mel Russell, Vancouver
  • Steve Horenstein, Horenstein Law Group PLLC, Vancouver
  • Tim Schauer, MacKay Sposito, Vancouver
  • Tracy Wilson, DeWils Industries, Inc., Vancouver

Fourth Congressional District

  • Bob Tippett, Tippett Company, Pasco
  • Bryan Alford, Alford Farms, Inc., Pasco
  • Chris Bowes, REC Silicon Inc, Moses Lake
  • David Rankin, Rankin Equipment Co., Yakima
  • Eric Martuscelli, Cascade Natural Gas Corp., Kennewick
  • Fran Forgette, Rettig Forgette Iller Adamson, Kennewick
  • Gary Christensen, R.E. Powell Distributing, Grandview
  • Jon DeVaney, Washington State Tree Fruit Association, Yakima
  • Judy Warnick, Credit Service of Central Washington Inc, Moses Lake
  • Lori Mattson, Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, Kennewick
  • Lynn Townsend-White, Western Polymer Corporation, Moses Lake
  • Mark Reddemann, Energy Northwest, Richland
  • Matt Harris, WA State Potato Commission, Moses Lake
  • Michael Strickland, Fluor Federal Services, Inc., Richland
  • Michelle MacArthur, ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston, Kennewick
  • Mike Schwenk, United Western Technologies Corp., Richland
  • Paula Linnen, Pacific Northwest National Labs, Richland
  • Richard Bogert, The Bogert Group, Kennewick
  • Salina Savage, Savage Logistics, LLC, Richland
  • Tom Dent, Flying T LLC, Moses Lake
  • Tony Umek, Gale Rew Construction, Richland

Fifth Congressional District

  • Alex McGregor, The McGregor Company, Colfax
  • Bill Hewes, Hewes Marine Co Inc, Colville
  • Cathy Suda, Teck American Incorporated, Spokane
  • Collins Sprague, Avista Corporation, Spokane
  • Doug Bayne, Walla Walla Community College Foundation, Walla Walla
  • Heidi Stanley, Empire Bolt & Screw, Inc., Spokane
  • JoReen Brinkman, JCB Hospitality LLC, Pullman
  • Ken Plank, Numerica Credit Union, Veradale
  • Larry Soehren, Kiemle & Hagood Company, Spokane
  • Larry Swartz, Lydig Construction, Inc, Spokane Valley
  • Laura Lawton-Forsyth, Lawton Printing, Inc., Spokane
  • Marty Dickinson, Umpqua Bank, Spokane
  • Matthew Ellsworth, American Exploration & Mining Association, Spokane
  • Michael Senske, Pearson Packaging Systems, Spokane
  • Paul Read, Journal of Business, Spokane
  • Roger Bairstow, Broetje Orchards LLC, Prescott
  • Todd Mielke, Greater Spokane Incorporated, Spokane
  • Stephanie Schweitzer, Schweitzer Engineering Labs, Inc., Pullman

Sixth Congressional District

  • Barbara Mead, Moss Adams LLP, Tacoma
  • Brian Forth, SiteCrafting Inc., Tacoma
  • Dave McEntee, Simpson Lumber Company LLC, McCleary
  • Drew MacEwen, Falcon Financial Inc., Union
  • Jeff Gingold, Gingold Law Firm PLLC, Bainbridge Island
  • Jim Hedrick, H2 Government Relations, Ruston
  • Larry Treleven, Sprague Pest Solutions, Tacoma
  • Toby Murray, Murray Pacific Corporation, Tacoma
  • Tom Pierson, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, Tacoma

Seventh Congressional District

  • Anne Bryant, Physicians Insurance A Mutual Company, Seattle
  • Bill Brady, Brady & Company, Edmonds
  • Bob Watters, SSA Marine, Seattle
  • Chris Bandoli, Cambia Health Solutions, Seattle
  • Christina Lomasney, Modumetal, Inc, Seattle
  • Chuck Nelson, Washington Athletic Club, Seattle
  • Greg Hanon, COMMUNICO, Seattle
  • Greg Root, GM Nameplate, Inc., Seattle
  • Jan Beck, Novo Nordisk Inc., Seattle
  • Jay Bower, Landau Associates, Inc., Edmonds
  • Johan Hellman, BNSF Railway Company, Seattle
  • Jon Bridge, Ben Bridge Jeweler, Seattle
  • Judy Coovert, Printcom, Inc., Burien
  • Ken Hamm, First Choice Health, Seattle
  • Kristal Fiser, UPS, Seattle
  • Maud Daudon, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Seattle
  • Nate Miles, Lilly USA, Seattle
  • Paige Davis, Lane Powell PC, Seattle
  • Pat Dunn, Patrick Dunn & Associates, LTD, Seattle
  • Pat Sauter, National Frozen Foods Corp, Seattle
  • Shannon Boldizsar, Starbucks Coffee Co, Seattle
  • Susan Champlain, The Boeing Company, Seattle
  • Tim O'Connell, Stoel Rives LLP, Seattle
  • Tom Lemly, Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle
  • Wendy Sancewich, RSM US LLP, Seattle

Eighth Congressional District

  • Art Jackson, Costco Wholesale, Issaquah
  • Dolores Kyle, Superior Insurance Service, Auburn
  • Mark Carter, Cintas, Issaquah
  • Mark Huber, Alcoa Wenatchee, Malaga
  • Mark Kornei, Schilling Cider, LLC, Auburn
  • Mike Steele, Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, Chelan
  • Shiloh Schauer, Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, Wenatchee

Ninth Congressional District

  • Anna Curtis, The Coca-Cola Company/Coca-Cola North America Group, Bellevue
  • Betty Capestany, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, Bellevue
  • Blayde Fry, Green Diamond Resource Company, Seattle
  • Dan Mathews, Kidder Mathews, Tukwila
  • Eileen Sullivan, Amazon.com Inc, Seattle
  • Jim Reed, Banner Bank, Bellevue
  • Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines, Seattle
  • Kristen Federici, Providence Health and Services, Renton
  • Kristofer Gray, Integrity Financial Corporation, Bellevue
  • Louise Strander, Strander Louise H, Seattle
  • Mike Walton, PACCAR Inc, Bellevue
  • Nina Odell, Puget Sound Energy, Bellevue
  • Stephanie Koster, Blue Origin, LLC, Kent
  • Tom Pucci, Expedia, Inc., Bellevue

Tenth Congressional District

  • Art Castle, Building Industry Assn. of WA, Olympia
  • Bill Taylor, Taylor Shellfish Co., Inc., Shelton
  • Dan Coyne, Coyne, Jesernig, LLC, Olympia
  • Dan Phillips, 4th Dimension Computers Inc, Lacey
  • Don Conant, Valley Nut & Bolt Company, Inc., Olympia
  • Frank Holmes, Western States Petroleum Association, Lacey
  • Heather Burgess, Phillips Burgess PLLC, Olympia
  • Jim Fricke, Capital Aeroporter, Olympia
  • Jim Geist, Capital Medical Center, Olympia
  • Jim Justin, Jim Justin Gov. Relations Consulting Inc., Olympia
  • John Stuhlmiller, Washington State Farm Bureau Federation, Lacey
  • Kris Johnson, Association of Washington Business, Olympia
  • Militza Ausmanas, Angela J. Bowen & Associates LLC, Olympia
  • Patty Jackson, State Farm Insurance Company, DuPont
  • Robert Bleu, Shining Ocean, Inc., Sumner
  • Roy Heynderickx, Saint Martin's University, Lacey
  • Sandi Swarthout, Capitol Connection LLC, Olympia
  • Stephen Daniels-Brown, Daniels-Brown Communications, Olympia
  • Steve Bell, Bellmont Cabinets, Sumner
  • Steve Gano, Gano & Associates Inc, Lakewood

Out of State

  • Amanda Klump, Altria Client Services, Inc, Sacramento
  • Beth Percynski, Procter & Gamble Company, Sacramento
  • Cynthia Leon, International Paper, Sacramento
  • Dan Kirschner, Northwest Gas Association, West Linn
  • Doug Anderson, CalPortland, Portland
  • Evan Oneto, FedEx Corporation, Sacramento
  • Matt Gill, Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company, Anchorage
  • Melinda Merrill, Fred Meyer, Portland
  • Scott Bolton, PacifiCorp, Portland
  • Stephanie Williams, Phillips 66, Sacramento


As of October 3, 2016