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

Doug Thomas, President/CEO
Bellingham Cold Storage

EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE

Doug Thomas, President/CEO
Bellingham Cold Storage
Jane Carten, President/Director
Saturna Capital
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
Tony Larson, President/Publisher
Whatcom Business Alliance/Business Pulse magazine

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Andy Enfield
Vice President
Enfield Farms
Andy Riddell
NW Business Banking Manager
Wells Fargo
Becky Raney
Co-owner
Print & Copy Factory
Billy VanZanten
President
Western Refinery Services
Bryant Engebretson
Managing Principal
Tradewinds Capital
Galen Smith
Operations Manager/Owner
Coldstream Farms
Janelle Bruland
President/CEO
Management Services NW
Jon Ensch
Commercial Banking Officer
Peoples Bank
Josh Wright
VP/Broker
Bell-Anderson Insurance
Laura McKinney
NW Regional Gov't & Public Relations
Alcoa Intalco Works
Lynn Murphy
Senior Gov't Affairs Rep
Puget Sound Energy
Mitch Faber
Partner
Adelstein, Sharpe & Serka
Patti Rowlson
Founder/Marketing Director
PR Consulting
Sandy Keathley
Founder
K & K Industries
Sarah Rothenbuhler
Owner/CEO
Birch Equipment
Tyler Byrd
Founder/President
Red Rokk Interactive

WBA Staff

Tony Larson
President
360.746.0411
tony@whatcombusinessalliance.com

Jon Strong
Vice President
360.746.0407
jon@whatcombusinessalliance.com

Liz Kreager
Controller
360.543.5602
liz@whatcombusinessalliance.com

Whitney Pearce
Communications Manager
360.543.5636
whitney@whatcombusinessalliance.com

 

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

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