Board & Staff
Board of Directors
The Honorable Rick S. Bender – Chair. Director since February 2008. Former President of the Washington State Labor Council, Former State Representative (1st) and Senator (44th).
Carl Gipson – Vice Chair. Director since January 2017. Director, External Affairs, AT&T.
The Honorable Lynn Kessler – Treasurer. Director since January 2011. Former WA State Representative, 24th District.
The Honorable Sam Reed – Secretary. Director since April 2001. Washington Secretary of State from 2001 to 2013.
Justice Gerry L. Alexander (Retired) – Director since January 2012. Former Justice and Chief Justice on the Washington Supreme Court.
Bill Baldwin – Director since January 2012. CEO of Baldwin Resource Group.
Marty Brown – Director since January 2018. Former Executive Director, State Board for Community & Technical Colleges.
Don Brunell – Director since January 2018. Former President & CEO, Association of Washington Business.
Susan Champlain – Director since January 2019. Director, Government Operations, The Boeing Company.
Joe Dacca – Director since January 2019. Director, Office of State Relations, University of Washington.
David Ducharme – Director since June 2020. Executive Director, Broadband Communications Association of Washington.
Denny Eliason – Director since January 2003. Founder of Alliances Northwest, government relations firm.
The Honorable Karen Fraser – Director since January 2017. Former State Senator.
Ann E. Goos – Director since January 2019. Former Director of Public Affairs, WSU & Consultant.
Carmen Mendez – Director since January 2017. Deputy Mayor for the City of Yakima.
The Honorable Sid Morrison – Director since February 2008. Former Congressman, state Transportation Secretary and state legislator.
The Honorable Ralph Munro – Director since October 1993. Washington Secretary of State from 1980 to 2000.
Briahna Murray – Director since January 2019. Vice President, Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs.
Karla Graue Pratt – Director since January 1998. Strategic Non-profit Consultant.
Christopher Rankin – Director since January 2018. Rankin Equipment Company.
Antonio Sanchez – Director since January 2018. Retired Director of Intergovernmental & International Relations, Central Washington University.
Mary Thompson – Director since January 2017. Partner, Artifacts, Inc.
Rhonda Weaver – Director since January 2016. Senior Director of State Government Affairs for Comcast.
Lacie West – Director since January 2019. Executive Director, The Service Board.
The Honorable Kim Wyman – Director since January 2013. Washington Secretary of State.
The Honorable Renee Radcliff Sinclair – President & CEO
Bonnie Geray – Business Manager
Mike Bay – VP, Programming
Scott Chisa – Programming Coordinator
Mike McClanahan – Executive Producer/Host of The Impact
Angela Nolasco – Producer/Host of Field Report and Legislative Review
Michael Peters – Director of Visual Media
David McGimpsey – Media Content Producer
Brett Hansen – Director of Education
Stefani Smith – Media Producer and Education Specialist
Frank van Gelder – Director of Development
Cheri Ritchie – Office Administrator/Events Manager
Jonathan Lindsay – Individual Giving Manager
Marc Gerchak – Director of Engineering
Scott Freeman – Director of Information Technology
Ryan VonBargon – I. T. Systems Specialist
Heidi Sharpe – Social Media Manager
Anthony Arenas – Operations Supervisor
Jason Brede – Senior Production Technician
Pedro Fraqui – Production Technician
Eva Kohlman – Production Technician
Patrick Maxwell – Senior Production Technician
Jeff Pinell – Senior Production Technician
Aaron Qualls – Lead Production Technician
Nathan Shaw – Lead Production Technician
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