Who We Are

History

For almost 100 years, the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce has dedicated its mission to serving businesses, improving community vitality, and fueling economic prosperity. Through advocacy in community initiatives that serve the common good, member programs that deliver topics of relevance, and opportunities to engage businesses, the Chamber remains a resilient, rallying force behind economic vitality for our region. The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce was founded on May 25, 1921 in Greenacres by a group of business leaders who saw the need for an organization to represent business interests in the Spokane Valley. The Chamber incorporated as a 501(c)(6) business league, serving businesses and organization members throughout the Greater Spokane Valley, including the cities of Spokane Valley, Millwood and Liberty Lake and unincorporated areas of Spokane County. Spokane Valley Chamber membership is available for any business, organization or retiree that desires a business presence in the Spokane Valley—regardless of their geographic origin.

Vision

A vital and vibrant community for all.

Mission

We are the catalyst for building relationships, driving collaboration, and championing opportunity for the Greater Spokane Valley.

Leadership

Lance Beck, President and CEO

Kevin Rasler, 2020 Chair

2020 Executive Committee/Officers

Lance Beck – President & CEO; Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce

Kevin Rasler – Chair; Inland Empire Paper Co.

Tami Yager – Chair Elect; Waste Management of Spokane

Kelly Fukai – Past Chair, Spokane International Airport

Julie Van Wormer – Secretary; Architects West

Greg Repetti – Treasurer; MultiCare Valley Hospital

Matt Albright – Vice Chair; Providence Health Care

Kelli Pearson – Vice Chair, Pearson & Weary Pain Relief Clinic

Phil Champlin – Member At-Large; HUB Sports

Board of Directors

Jeff Adams – Horizon Credit Union

Brooke Baker Spink – Baker Construction & Development Inc.

Kevin Brockbank – Spokane Community College

Wanda Buddrius – BECU

Tammy Fleiger – STCU

Joe Frank – Greenstone Corp

Kary Gibbs – US Bank

Gordon Hester – Kiemle & Hagood Company

Terry Judge – HOTSTART, Inc.

Trent Maier – Trailbreaker Cider

Joe Morgan – Modern Electric Water Company

Kevin Person – Wagstaff, Inc.

Bonnie Quinn – QUINN

Tracey St. Onge – Washington Trust Bank

Paul Read – Spokane Journal of Business

Melanie Rose – Avista

Jeff Severs – Northwestern Mutual

Clinton Slovarp – Walmart

Ben Small – Central Valley School District

Doug Yost – Centennial Real Estate Investments

Ex-Officio Members (Non-Voting)

Kevin Freeman – Mayor, City of Millwood

Shane Brickner – Mayor, City of Liberty Lake

Brandi Peetz – Councilmember, City of Spokane Valley

John Guarisco – Spokane Valley Fire Department

Neil Muller – Bell-Anderson Agency Inc. (Rep. Spokane Valley Chamber Foundation)

Randy Russell – Superintendent, Freeman School District

Kelly Shea – Superintendent, East Valley School District

Dr. Gene Sementi – Superintendent, West Valley School District

Mary Kuney – Spokane County Commissioner

James Rand – Visit Spokane

Team

Lance Beck – President and CEO

Georgia Oxford – Director of Membership and Events

Sue Rusnak – Office Manager

Shelby Wilkins – Communications Coordinator

Collin Tracy Strategic Initiatives Manager

Dana Divine – Business Development Associate

 

Chamber Partners