We invite you to engage in one of our many committees, ranging anywhere from B2B Connect Networking Groups to supporting our military, health care and education. Some committees are open to all, while others require an application process.
Spokane Ag Expo Board
Produces the annual Spokane Ag Expo tradeshow; the Northwest’s premier platform where ag professionals learn more about industry innovation, collaborate, and connect with industry experts; Staff Liaison: Melisa Paul | 509.321.3633
Pacific Northwest Farm Forum Committee
Delivers a variety of seminars pertinent to the agriculture industry; where professionals and youth gain valuable information from experts on industry changes, technology, certifications and resources; Staff Liaison: Diahne Gill | 509.321.3615
B2B Connect Networking Groups
GSI's virtual B2B Connect Group is designed for you to generate new business while building business relationships. Participating also gives you the opportunity to gain leadership opportunities, grow your network, refine your presentation skills and so much more. Each meeting is unique and we often have a guest speaker to add additional value to our time together. Participation is open to members and non-members of GSI.
Education and Talent Alliance
The Education and Talent Alliance brings together leaders spanning early learning, K-12, higher education and local businesses to strengthen the entire education attainment pipeline to build, champion and retain a talented workforce by addressing complexities, advocating initiatives, and prioritizing efforts that build overall regional economic success. Co-Chairs: Ben Small, Central Valley School District, and Bruce Williams, GeoEngineers; Staff Liaison: Cassidy Peterson | 509.321.3621
GSI is working to support our military, military personnel, and civilian contractors by advocating for the current and future mission priorities of Fairchild Air Force Base and other military operations in the region. With a roster of close to 6,000 employees, Fairchild Air Force Base is the largest single-site employer in Eastern Washington. Chair: Kevin Twohig, Public Facilities Disctrict; Staff Liaison: Jessica Kirk| 509.321.3641
Public Policy Council
The central policy review group for GSI serves in a critical advisory role for the Board of Trustees and directs all advocacy on behalf of investors. The Council reflects representation across industries. Chairs: Christine Varela, DH; Staff Liaison: Cara Coon| 509.321.3622
Health Care & Life Sciences Spokane (Vision 2030) Executive Advisory Council
Drives the comprehensive vision for the growth of health sciences education, research, commercialization and the health care and life sciences industries. Chair: Jeff Philipps, Rosauers Supermarkets Inc.; Staff Liaison: Stacia Rasmussen | 509.321.3637