Submitted by Thurston Economic Development Council

The Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) welcomes four new members to its Board of Directors and installs new officers.

The Thurston EDC is the lead economic development agency for Thurston County, cultivating a dynamic, diverse, resilient and sustainable economy by expanding opportunity, attracting investment and retaining talent. The EDC and its Board of Directors are a mix of leaders from the private and public sectors and urban and rural Thurston County. The investors of the EDC elect board members. This year the EDC added to the Board:

  • Marc Daily, Executive Director of the Thurston Regional Planning Council
  • Wayne Fournier, Mayor, City of Tenino
  • Gary Edwards, Thurston County Commissioner
  • ·Yen Huynh, City of Olympia Council Member

Re-elected and returning to the Board for another term is:

  • Dr. Roy Heynderickx, President, Saint Martin’s University
  • Dan Jones, President, North America Talk
  • Ed Kunkel, Council Member, City of Lacey
  • Bill McGregor, Commissioner, Port of Olympia
  • Evan Parker, Sr. VP, Kidder Mathews Real Estate
  • Charlie Schneider, Council Member, City of Tumwater
  • Mark Steepy, Principal, KPFF Consulting Engineers
  • Mark Turner, CEO, Capital Medical Cente
  •  Joe DePinto, Council Member, City of Tenino

Additionally, Heather Burgess, Attorney with Phillips Burgess PLLC is installed as the President for 2021 and 2022.  Mark Steepy was voted as President-Elect, with term of President commencing on January 1, 2023.

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