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Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Federal Way Chamber of Commerce

Biography

Current Employment (2003-Present)

Federal Way Chamber of Commerce, Federal Way, Washington

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ACE

Responsible to the Board of Directors for the complete operation of the Chamber as it involves: coordination of the program of work, organizational structure, staff and procedures, motivation of volunteers and staff, income, expenditures and overall financial stability, maintenance of membership, interpretation of policy, maintenance of office, long range planning, and public relations, oral and written communication. The organization represents over 600 businesses and nearly 35,000 employees with an annual operation budget nearly $1,000,000 and 7 FTE’s.

Past Professional Employment

Metropolitan King County Council, Seattle, Washington (1993-2003)

Staff Director to the Vice-Chair of the Metropolitan King County Council

Oversaw the day to day operations of a consumer-oriented office: media relations, legislative bill writing, special district projects, speech writing, and organizing town meetings. Responsibilities also involved working closely with committee including: Committee of the Whole, Budget and Fiscal Management Committee, Chair of the Utilities and Natural Resources Committee, Chair of the Growth Management Committee.

Washington State Senate, Olympia, Washington (1993)

Legislative Assistant to a State Senator

Provided administrative and research assistance in legislative programs, policies, and related support. Established and maintained files of correspondence and general information. Coordinated committee meetings and hearings, prepared official committee records, background material, reports, and speeches. Conducted research and analysis of minimum to moderate complexity regarding specific issues, problems, or projects.

Education

Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

BS in Political Science

Achievements & Honors

40 Under 40 Business Leaders (2004)

Professional Activities
Vice President, Western Association of Chamber Executives (WACE) (2008-Present)

Board Member, Washington Chamber of Commerce Executives (WCCE) (2007-Present)

Board Member, South Sound Chambers of Commerce Legislative Coalition (2006-Present)

Board Member, Washington State Chamber (AWB) (2005-Present)

Member, National Speakers Association (2005-Present)

Interests

mountain climbing, scuba diving