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

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

Leadership

Lance Beck, President and CEO

Kelly Fukai, 2019 Chair

2019 Executive Committee/Officers

Lance Beck – President & CEO

Kelly Fukai – Chair, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.

Kevin Rasler – Chair Elect, Inland Empire Paper Co.

Julie Van Wormer – Secretary, Architects West

Paul Read – Treasurer, Journal of Business

Jeff Adams – Vice Chair, Horizon Credit Union

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

Tami Yager – Member At-Large, Waste Management of Spokane

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

Board of Directors

Matt Albright – Providence Health Care

Brooke Baker Spink – Baker Construction & Development Inc.

Phil Champlin – HUB Sports

Steve Florance – Inland Northwest Insurance

Tammy Fleiger – STCU

Joe Frank – Greenstone Corp

Kary Gibbs – US Bank

Gordon Hester – Kiemle & Hagood Company

Kevin Person – Wagstaff, Inc.

Bonnie Quinn – QUINN

Tom Reese – Katerra

Tracey St. Onge – Washington Trust Bank

Greg Repetti –  MultiCare Valley Hospital

Melanie Rose – Avista

Ben Small – Central Valley School District

Doug Yost – Centennial Real Estate Investments

Ex-Officio Members (Non-Voting)

Kevin Freeman – Mayor, City of Millwood

Steve Peterson – Mayor, City of Liberty Lake

Arne Woodard – Councilmember, City of Spokane Valley

John Guarisco – Spokane Valley Fire Department

Neil Muller – Bell-Anderson Agency Inc.

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

Katie Williams – Business Development Manager

Collin Tracy Strategic Initiatives Manager