Greater Spokane Incorporated invites you to get engaged on one of our many committees. GSI committees range anywhere from B2B Connect Leads Groups to supporting our military, health care and education. Some committees are open to all, while others require an application process.
The highly visible and well-recognized volunteer goodwill arm of GSI. They participate in all our events, help build connections between members, and support members with ribbon cuttings and grand openings. Meets: First Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m., Location varies. Chair: Travis Tramp, Quality Inn Downtown; Staff Liaison: Heather Hamlin | 509.321.3624
B2B Connect Leads Group
B2B Connect Groups provide the opportunity to connect directly with new customers through trusted referrals. Group sizes vary, and are limited to one person per industry/profession. Meets: Various times and locations. Staff Liaison: Heather Hamlin | 509.321.3624
Economic Development Advisory Group
Advises the board and staff on GSI’s economic development program - business expansion, retention, recruitment and key developments.
Chair: Ted Lane, Wells Fargo; Staff liaison: Robin Toth | 509.321.3636 and Stan Key | 509.321.3640
Focuses on creating jobs and investments in the Spokane region by expanding military operations. Meets: Every other month; Chair: Kevin Twohig, Public Facilities Disctrict; Staff Liaison: Jan King | 509.321.3610
Promotes a comprehensive and integrated system of health care delivery, education programs, and skilled workforce in the Inland Northwest. Meets: Third Tuesday of every other month, 7:30-8:45 a.m. Chair: Kim Haggerty, Umpqua Bank; Staff Liaison: Alisha Benson | 509.321.3608
Health Industry Development Group (HIDG)
For C-level leaders in the health industry, working to link the health sciences industry to advocacy (public policy) and drive economic development in our region. Meets: First Tuesday of every other month at 7:30-8:45 a.m. Chair: Bill Bouten, Bouten Construction; Staff Liaison: Alisha Benson | 509.321.3608
Higher Education Leadership Group (HELG)
A national model of collaboration among higher education institutions and the business community. Members of this committee are Chancellor's and Presidents of our regional higher education institutions and universities amd leaders of businesses in our community. This committee meets by invitation only. Co-Chairs: Dr. Beck Taylor, Whitworth University and Stacey Cowles, Spokesman Review; Staff Liaison: Alisha Benson | 509.321.3608
International Trade Roundtable
Responsible for forwarding trade relations strategies throughout the Spokane region. Staff Liaison: Drew Repp | 509.321.3634
Links K-12 leadership closely with business and industry to improve understanding of employer needs and to work together to develop solutions. Meets: First Monday of every other month (additional meetings in October & December) from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Co-Chairs: Bruce Williams, GeoEngineers and Dr. Shelley Redinger, Spokane Public Schools; Staff Liaison: Alisha Benson | 509.321.3608
Vision 2030 GSI Board Team
Drives the comprehensive vision for the growth of health sciences education, research, commercialization and the life sciences industry.
Chair: Jeff Philipps, Rosauers Supermarkets Inc.; Staff Liaison: Anne Marie Axworthy | 509.321.3637
Public Policy Council
The central policy review group for GSI serves in a critical advisory role for the Board of Trustees. The Council reflects representation across industries. Meets: Various times. Chairs: Christine Varela, DH and Paul Read, Journal of Business; Staff Liaison: Michael Patrick Kelly| 509.321.3625
AgriBusiness Public Policy Committee
Addresses policy issues affecting local agriculture and its allied industries including trade and investment policy, natural resource management, and federal farm bills.