Who We Are

History

For more than 97 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

We are the unifying business force dedicated to community vitality and economic prosperity for the Greater Spokane Valley.

Leadership

Lance Beck, President & Chief Executive Officer

Erica Young, 2018 Board Chair

2018 Executive Committee/Officers

Lance Beck – President & Chief Executive Officer

Erica Young  – Chair, Anderson, Peretti & Co., CPA’s P.S.

Kelly Fukai – Chair Elect, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.

Julie Van Wormer – Secretary, Architects West

Paul Read – Treasurer, Journal of Business

Kevin Rasler – Vice Chair, Inland Empire Paper Co.

Jeff Adams – Vice Chair, Horizon Credit Union

Belinda Caillouet – Member at Large, STCU

Greg Repetti – Past Chair, MultiCare Valley Hospital

Board of Directors

Ben Small – Central Valley School District

Barry Baker – Baker Construction & Development Inc.

Dave Cox – Community Colleges of Spokane

Steve Florance – Inland Northwest Insurance

Joe Frank – Greenstone Corp

Kary Gibbs – US Bank

John Guarsico – MDI Marketing

Gordon Hester – Kiemle & Hagood Company

Todd Kiesbuy – Avista

Kevin Person – Wagstaff, Inc.

Bonnie Quinn – QUINN

Tracey St. Onge – Washington Trust Bank

Dave Thompson – Dave’s Bar & Grill

Chud Wendle – Hutton Settlement

Doug Yost – Centennial Real Estate Investments

Matt Albright – Providence Health Care

Kelli Pearson – Pearson & Weary Pain Relief Clinic

Tami Yager – Waste Management of Spokane

Phil Champlin – HUB Sports Center

Ex-Officio Members (Non-Voting)

Steve Peterson – Mayor, City of Liberty Lake

Kevin Freeman – Mayor, City of Millwood

Arne Woodard – Councilmember, City of Spokane Valley

Kelly Shea – Superintendent, East Valley School District

Randy Russell – Superintendent, Freeman School District

Dr. Gene Sementi – Superintendent, West Valley School District

Mary Kuney – Spokane County Commissioner

T.J. Hake – Visit Spokane

Team

Georgia Oxford – Member Engagement Specialist

Kieran Sprague – Advocacy & Strategic Initiatives Coordinator

Sue Rusnak – Office Manager

Janet Dixon – Marketing & Communications Specialist

Anita Cramer – Digital Communications Specialist

Chamber Partners