Real Estate Broker, Coldwell Banker
Mr. Anderson is the owner of Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc., a second-generation, family-owned business based in Olympia. Ken was a consultant with Deloitte and Touche in Seattle, Washington, where he served on engagement teams advising The Boeing Company and Microsoft on corporate, international, and real property tax matters. He also served as Manager of Government and International Business Development for Evergreen International Aviation, Inc. in Washington, D.C. He is the president of the Board of the Providence St. Peter Foundation, is the past President of the Board of the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, and is a co-chair of the capital campaign to build the new Hands On Children's Museum in downtown Olympia. He serves on the executive committee of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, and is past Chairman of the Olympic Multiple Listing Service. Ken is a graduate of the University of Washington and Seattle University School of Law.
Stephen J. Bean
Chairman of the Board
Stephen has been an attorney in private practice since 1965, and is the senior partner of Bean Gentry Wheeler & Peternell, PLLC, the largest law firm in Thurston County. His practice emphasizes the representation of the business community and the professional community. He is an active fundraiser for the community, having served as auctioneer for South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia Downtown Rotary Club, Community Mental Health Foundation, and the Boys and Girls Club of Olympia, helping raise nearly $500,000 for these organizations to date. He has served as President of the Thurston County Bar Association as well as POSSCA and the Rotary Club of Olympia, earning the Rotary Club's highest honor for Service Above Self. Stephen has been selected by his peers as a "Super Lawyer" for the past 6 years. Stephen and his partner were the first attorneys from Olympia to be so honored.
Cheryl has been practicing law since 1977, primarily in the area of business, finance and state regulatory matters. Cheryl was listed in the "Redbook" as nationally recognized bond counsel in connection with her municipal finance practice. She has served as a member of the Governor's Securities Advisory Board, and a member of the advisory board to the Department of Financial Institutions. In addition to her law practice, Cheryl is the owner of two women's clothing boutiques: Juicy Fruits in Olympia and Rouge at University Village in Seattle.
Ruthann Panowicz Goularte
Ruthann has owned Drees, an Olympia retail specialty shop for the home, since 1979. Born in Olympia, she grew up in the retail world as her father, Anton Panowicz, began Panowicz Jewelers in 1948. She is a founding member of the Junior League of Olympia, a member of Transplant Recipients International Organization, and a Trustee for the Governor's Mansion Foundation. Ruthann served as co-chair on the Providence St. Peter's Christmas Gala Committee in 2001-2002.
James H. Haley
President & CEO
Jim was Vice President and Senior Credit Approval Officer for U.S. Bank in Seattle from 1998 to 2004. Over his banking career, he has been a loan officer for a total of 25 years. Jim received his credit training from Bank of America, and held various lending positions in Orange County, California from 1973 through 1980. From 1980 to 1992, he held positions of Vice President and Loan Officer, Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer from Seafirst/Bank of America in Seattle and Tacoma. From 1992 through 1998, Jim was Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager at U.S. Bank in Tacoma. His community involvement includes St. Joseph Hospital Trustee Associate, Tacoma Art Museum, Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Corporate Council for the Arts and Tapps Island Association President. Jim was employed by the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Committee during the Winter Olympic Games. He graduated from the University of Redlands, California and is also a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.
Commercial Real Estate Manager
Ray is currently managing personal commercial real estate. He is the former owner of Olympic Outfitters, Inc., an outdoor recreational equipment retailer, and a former owner of Ramblin' Jacks restaurant in Olympia. Ray is a past president of the Olympia Downtown Association and was awarded the association's "Man of the Year" designation. He has served as President of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Thurston County. Other board memberships have included Olympia Rotary Club and Thurston-Mason Red Cross.
Former Washington Secretary of State
Ralph and his family have lived and worked in Thurston County since 1966. Ralph served as Washington's Secretary of State from 1980 to 2001. Prior to that, he was an assistant to Governor Dan Evans, and served as the state’s first volunteer coordinator. Ralph currently works with three technology companies in our region. The primary emphasis of these firms is on voting technology, new programs for county and city permitting, and prospective new high tech alternatives for police and fire ‘first responders’.
David Owens, M.D.
Gastroenterology Associates, PLLC
Dr. Owens joined Gastroenterology Associates, PLLC in Olympia in 2009, an organization affiliated with Providence St. Peter's Hospital. He became a member of the American Gastroenterological Association in 2003, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in 2005, and he currently holds Board Certifications in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Owens received his M.D. from the University of Washington in 2001. He then went on to complete his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington from 2001-2004. He served as an Attending Physician in the Emergency Department at Harborview Medical Center from 2004-2005. From 2005-2009, he completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology and Advanced Endoscopy at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Owens graduated from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT with degrees in Economics and Chinese in 1994.
Executive Director - Squaxin Island Tribe
Ray has been the Executive Director of the Squaxin Island Tribe since 2000. He plans, directs, and coordinates the internal administration operations of the tribe while ensuring accountability of program funding and expenditures of a multi-million dollar budget.
Previously, Ray was Deputy Director of the Squaxin Island Tribe; Montana State-Northern Associate Professor and Head Women's Basketball Coach; Saint Martin's University Associate Professor and Head Women's Basketball Coach, where he led the team to its first ever appearance in the National Tournament. Ray was selected as Conference Coach of the Year 1997-1999 and voted regional Coach of the Year in 1999. In 2004, he was inducted into Saint Martin's Hall of Fame.
Ray currently serves as president of the Squaxin Island Museum and Learning Center Board; chairman of the Little Creek Casino Resort Oversight Board; and chairman of the Squaxin Island Tribe Contribution Commission. Ray graduated from Whitworth University, Spokane, WA with a Master of Arts in Education.
Gemini Development Corporation
Rob has been developing residential real estate in the Thurston County market for over 15 years. He is involved in land acquisition, planning, site development, home construction and real estate sales. He has an ownership position in numerous corporations and LLCs that currently do business within the county. Rob is involved in numerous activities in the community including the Olympia Master Builders and the Thurston Economic Development Council. He has served on the board of the Olympia Master Builders since 1999 and on the board of the Thurston Economic Development Council since 2002.
CPA, Frost & Company, P.S.
Joyce has been a CPA in public accounting since 1978 and is the president and CEO of Frost & Company, P.S.
which has offices in Olympia and Tacoma, a firm dedicated to continue to be a respected, professional organization
that is a credit to its employees, clients and the community. Joyce has lived in Olympia for forty years and graduated
from St. Martins in 1976. Her current community involvement includes serving on the board of the Providence St.
Peter Foundation. She also served as president of the board of The Washington Center for the Performing Arts and
past treasurer of the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound and the Junior League of Olympia