About Us

The Whatcom Business Alliance is a growing membership organization comprising businesses and public entities across all business sectors, promoting a positive business climate that facilitates business success and community prosperity.

The WBA encourages, supports, facilitates, and advocates on behalf of companies that:

  • Strive to grow and retain jobs.
  • Have interest in expanding.
  • Want to start-up or relocate here in Whatcom County.
  • Are negatively impacted by poor public policy.

By creating a strong communications network of leaders, the WBA and its support publication Business Pulse magazine provide the Whatcom County business community a relevant and influential voice on issues impacting the quality of life for everyone in Whatcom County.

In a multitude of ways the WBA celebrates successful business ventures, profiling them and their leaders, so everyone can draw from the lessons learned and the methods that work.

The WBA communicates with the business community through the quarterly Business Pulse magazine, our monthly newsletter, the WBA website, social media and all of our events that take place throughout the year.

We look forward to adding you and your company or organization to the rapidly-growing list of outstanding members in the Whatcom Business Alliance.

WBA Board of Directors

Board Chair

Doug Thomas, President/CEO
Bellingham Cold Storage

Executive Committee

Jane Carten, President/Director
Saturna Capital
Pam Brady, Director NW Government & Public Affairs
BP Cherry Point
John Huntley, President/CEO
Mills Electric, Inc.
Josh Turrell, Partner/CPA
Larson Gross ,PLLC
Doug Thomas, President/CEO
Bellingham Cold Storage
Tony Larson, President/Publisher
Whatcom Business Alliance  /  Business Pulse magazine

Board of Directors

Janelle Bruland, President/CEO
Management Services NW
Tyler Byrd, Founder/President
Red Rokk Interactive
Andy Enfield, Vice President
Enfield Farms
Sandy Keathley, Founder
K & K Industries
Lynn Murphy, Sr. Government Affairs Rep
Puget Sound Energy
Laura McKinney, NW Regional Govt & Public Affairs
Alcoa Intalco Works
Becky Raney, Co-owner
Print & Copy Factory
Sarah Rothenbuhler, Owner/CEO
Birch Equipment
Billy VanZanten, President
Western Refinery Services
Josh Wright, VP/Broker
Bell-Anderson Insurance

Bryant Engebretson, Managing Principal
Tradewinds Capital

Galen Smith, Operations Manager/Owner
Coldstream Farms

Jon Ensch
Peoples Bank

Mitch Faber, Partner
Adelstein, Sharpe & Serka

Patti Rowlson, Founder/Marketing Director
PR Consulting

Andy Riddell
Wells Fargo

WBA Staff

Tony Larson

Jon Strong
Vice President

Liz Kreager
Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Sandra Murphy
Business Development Executive


The Whatcom Business Alliance welcomes your comments and/or your questions.
You can reach us Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. (PST), 360.746.0418 . Thank you.

2423 E. Bakerview Road | Bellingham, Washington 98226 | 360.746.0418