Press Release

Wednesday, June 18

AWB Hires Brian Temple as Digital Media Coordinator

Videographer brings experience from KING 5 News, DigiPen Institute of Technology and NorthWest Cable News to Washington's largest business organization

OLYMPIA — The Association of Washington Business has hired longtime video producer and instructor Brian Temple as a digital media coordinator. Temple will enhance AWB's digital presence with videos that tell the stories of AWB members and the association's advocacy for the state's business community.

Temple comes to AWB with more than a decade of experience in video production and digital media. Most recently, he was the DigiPen Institute of Technology's media instructor at New Market Skills Center in Tumwater, where he taught video and audio production, website design, live studio production and media literacy.

Before entering the education field, Temple worked in the Seattle TV news market. He was a news copy writer, assignment desk editor and coordinator of live traffic reports for KING 5. He also worked as a writer, editor and producer for NorthWest Cable News.

Temple also worked as a videographer and editor for Film & Tape Works in Chicago. His duties ranged from editing car commercials to working in the field as a cameraman and audio operator for ESPN, VH1 and the History Channel.

A small businessman, Temple's independent production company recently handled the commercial production and website re-design for the "Take Winter by Storm" campaign.

"Brian's videos will help us tell the many success stories of Washington businesses and AWB's advocacy work," said Kris Johnson, AWB president. "He'll also help us show how government policies can help or hurt the state's business climate, with real consequences for employees and communities. We're thrilled to have his skills and expertise at the Association of Washington Business."

Temple is a graduate of Washington State University with a degree in communication/ broadcast production. He and his wife live in Olympia with their three young children.

Click here for a high-resolution photo of Brian Temple.

About the Association of Washington Business

Formed in 1904, the Association of Washington Business is Washington’s oldest and largest statewide business association, and includes more than 8,100 members representing 700,000 employees. AWB serves as both the state’s chamber of commerce and the manufacturing and technology association. While its membership includes major employers like Boeing, Microsoft and Weyerhaeuser, 90 percent of AWB members employ fewer than 100 people. More than half of AWB’s members employ fewer than 10. For more about AWB, visit

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