Board and councilmembers

Leading Through Example

GSI’s Board and Leadership Council bring together a group of experienced cross sector executive leaders who are passionate about GSI’s mission and moving the Spokane region forward together. They work with six board committees to lead and advance GSI’s strategies forward that supports a vibrant region where businesses and communities thrive. Members represent businesses, community organizations, governments, and educational institutions from different industries and backgrounds.

2024 Executive Board Members


Stacey Cowles

Cowles Co. / Spokesman Review


Charlotte Nemec

Canopy Credit Union

Immediate Past Chair

Carla Cicero

Numerica Credit Union

General Counsel

Bill Symmes

Hawley Troxell


Dan Demchuk

Moss Adams


Alisha Benson

Greater Spokane Inc.

David Condon

Premera Blue Cross

Stephanie Curran

Spokane Public Facilities District

Steve Hauschild


Otto Klein

Spokane Indians Baseball

Trent Maier

Trailbreaker Cider

Chris McFaul

Horizon Hospice

Marcelo Morales

A4 Ventures

Paul Read

Journal of Business

Rob Roettger

Northeast Education Service District 101

Brooke Baker-Spink

Baker Construction

Christine Varela


Dennis Vermillion


Leadership Advisory Council

Jay Allert***, Allert Cattle Ranch

Brooke Baker-Spink, Baker Construction**

Lance Beck***, Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Kevin Brockbank, Community Colleges of Spokane

Jasen Bronec, Inland Power

Mayor Lisa Brown***, City of Spokane

Nadine Burgess, Spokane Gymnastics

Emilie Cameron***, Downtown Spokane Partnership

Carla Cicero, Numerica Credit Union

Dr. Shari Clarke, Cultural Consultants & Associates

David Condon, Premera Blue Cross*

Stacey Cowles, Cowles Company / Spokesman Review

Stephanie Curran***, Public Facilities District**

Dan Demchuk, Moss Adams*

Dr. Darryl DeWald, Washington State University

Col. Chesley Dycus***, Fairchild Air Force Base

Cami Eakins, Career Path Services

Kyle England, Kaiser Aluminum

Rustin Hall, ALSC Architects, PS

Pam Haley***, City of Spokane Valley

Phil Haugen, Northern Quest Resort & Casino

Steve Hauschild, BECU

Michelle Hege, DH

Gordon Hester, Kiemle Hagood

Manny Hochheimer, ICCU

Julie Honekamp, SNAP

Alex Jackson, MultiCare Health System

Jeff Johnson, NAI Black

Mayor Cris Kaminskas***, City of Liberty Lake

Otto Klein, Spokane Indians Baseball*

Commissioner Mary Kuney, Spokane County

Trent Maier, Trailbreaker Cider**


Eva Marquette, FreshVue

Dr. Thayne McCulloh, Gonzaga University

Chris McFaul, Horizon Hospice*

Dr. Scott McQuilkin, Whitworth University

Marcelo Morales, A4Ventures

Charlotte Nemec, Canopy Credit Union

Rose Noble***, Visit Spokane

Shelly O’Quinn, Innovia Foundation

Chris Patrick, Inland Imaging, LLC

Kevin Person, Wagstaff, Inc.

Brian Read, STCU

Paul Read, Journal of Business**

Rob Roettger, ESD 101**

Keith Schmidt, Eide Bailly

Michael Senske, Pearson Packaging Systems

Dale Silha, McKinstry

Nicole Sohn, Journey Discovery Center, Inc.

Keva Sonderen, Sonderen Packaging Co., Inc.

Susan Stacey, Providence Health Care

Dr. Adam Swinyard, Spokane Public Schools

Frank Swoboda, Cornerbooth Media

Bill Symmes, Hawley Troxell

Tim Thomas, Bouten Construction

Linda Underwood, Banner Bank

Steve Utt, Washington Trust Bank

Jim Van Loben Sels, Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park

Christine Varela, DH*

Dr. Francisco Velazquez, Spokane Regional Health District

Dennis Vermillion, Avista*

Mike Wilson, Riverbank


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