About Us

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

The WBA encourages, supports, 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 network of leaders, the WBA provides the Whatcom County business community a relevant and influential voice on issues impacting the quality of life for everyone in Whatcom County.

The WBA communicates with its members through a multitude of ways — the quarterly Business Pulse magazine, the WBA website, a monthly newsletter, social media and many events that take place throughout the year.

WBA Board of Directors

BOARD CHAIR

John Huntley
President/CEO
Mills Electric, Inc.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Barbara Chase
Executive Director
Whatcom Business Alliance
Doug Thomas
President/CEO
Bellingham Cold Storage
Josh Wright
VP/Broker
Bell-Anderson Insurance
John Huntley
President/CEO
Mills Electric, Inc.
Josh Turrell
Partner/CPA
Larson Gross, PLLC
Pam Brady
Director NW Gov't & Public Affairs
BP Cherry Point

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Andy Enfield
Vice President
Enfield Farms
Becky Raney
Former Co-owner
Print & Copy Factory
Billy VanZanten
President
Western Refinery Services
Bryant Engebretson
Managing Principal
Tradewinds Capital
Carryn Vande Griend
Local Gov't Affairs & Public Policy
Puget Sound Energy
Galen Smith
Operations Manager/Owner
Coldstream Farms
Jane Carten
President/Director
Saturna Capital
Jon Ensch
Commercial Banking Officer
Peoples Bank
Laura McKinney
NW Regional Gov't & Public Relations
Alcoa Intalco Works
Mitch Faber
Partner
Adelstein, Sharpe & Serka
Nicole Newton
General Manager
Semiahmoo Resort
Patrick Schuppert
Relationship Manager
Vice President
Wells Fargo
Patti Rowlson
Founder/Marketing Director
Bellingham PR & Communications
Sandy Keathley
Founder
K & K Industries
Sarah Rothenbuhler
Owner/CEO
Birch Equipment
Tony Larson
Founder, WBA
President, Barleans
Tyler Byrd
Founder/President
Red Rokk Interactive

WBA Staff

Barbara Chase
Executive Director
360.543.5637
barbara@whatcombusinessalliance.com

Whitney Pearce
Communications Manager
360.543.5636
whitney@whatcombusinessalliance.com

Lisa Zender
Accounts Manager
360.746.0418
lisa@whatcombusinessalliance.com

 

Whatcom Business Alliance welcomes your comments and/or questions. You can reach us Monday-Thursday from 9am - 5pm (PST).

3111 Newmarket St., Ste. 106 | Bellingham, Washington 98226 | 360.746.0418