WHY RENTON?


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TRAVEL


Conveniently located minutes from Seattle, Bellevue and SeaTac Airport.
VISIT RENTON WASHINGTON
EXPLORE THINGS TO DO

RENTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Diane Dobson

CEO/President
diane@gorenton.com

Darlene Larsen

Executive Assistant
dlarsen@gorenton.com

Ashley Dobson
Events & Relations

ashley@gorenton.com

Joe Perez

Team Member
jperez@gorenton.com

Alex Alcantar

Administrative Assistant
aalcantar@gorenton.com

Manami Imaoka

Administrative Assistant

2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board meetings are the third Thursday each month, 8AM virtually. Please contact the Chamber for more information.

Karen Schartman 

Chairperson
Chief Financial Officer and VP Strategy
Kaiser Permanente Washington

James Alberson

Immediate Past Chair
& Legislative Committee
Owner and Principal
Top Tier Training & Development, Inc.

David Hoffman

Chair Elect - Legislative Committee & Strategic Planning Committee
Local Government Affairs & Public Policy Manager Puget Sound Energy

Rick McMaster

Treasurer & Business Development Chair
Owner and Principal
Vino at the Landing

Sarah McNiesh

RANU Chair & Events Committee
Development Director
MultiService Center

Sean Greenlee

DEI Liaison Diversity Consultant
Certified Diverstiy & Inclusion Executive
Sean Greenlee Consulting LLC

Dr. Kevin McCarthy

Education Sector
President
Renton Technical College

Kevin Smith

Education Sector
Director of CTE
Renton School District

Steve Heitman

Government Sector
Fire Chief
Renton Regional Fire Authority

Eric Gaston

Legislative Committee
Owner and Principal
The Evergreen Market

Jay Townsend

Vice President-King County Region
First Financial Northwest Bank

Rebecca Cherney

Building Committee
SVP, Greater Seattle Metro Regional Manager
Columbia Bank

Reba Haas

Strategic Planning Committee
Realtor®, CEO of Team Reba
Team Reba

Rosie Rourke

 
Managing Broker Team Leader,
Keller Williams Realty
Rosie Rourke Team

Ryan Tomasich

Legistlative Committee
Boeing Government Operations
Boeing

Miny Tafesse

Ambassador/MemberServices & Membership
Owner & Founder
Abysinnia Beauty Salons
(Kent, Renton & Kenya)

Al Ralston

Legistlative Committee
Member
Renton Rotary

Jacqueline Nguyen

Education Committee -
outh Outreach & Business
Owner - TRA Tea & Juice Bar, Papaya Vietnamese Restaurant, Malakor Thai Restaurant, Jack & Jill Nail Salon

Ed VanValey

Government Sector
Chief Administrative Officer
City of Renton

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

We have several committees, that you or one of your staff can participate in every month, to include Business Development, Legislative, Education, Downtown Partnerships, Emerging Leaders, Ambassadors, or even serve on our Board of Directors. All of our committees have positions that one or more of your lead team members can serve. In absence of a member designated Chair, the Chamber Liaison shall serve in such capacity.  UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AND UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED, ALL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY.  PLEASE CONTACT THE CHAIR OR CHAMBER FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO CONNECT.

RENTON AREA NONPROFITS UNITE (RANU)
Chair: Sarah McNeish
Chamber Liaisons: Darlene Larsen, Manami Imaoka
Meeting: 4th Wednesday of each month
Time: 9AM - 10:30AM
Location: Rotates

LEGISLATIVE / TRANSPORTATION
Chair: Eric Gaston
Chamber Liaison: Diane Dobson
Meeting: 3rd Tuesday of each month
Time: 8:30AM - 9:30AM
Location: Renton Chamber of Commerce*
*Virtual unless otherwise announced

AMBASSADOR/MEMBER SERVICES COMMITTEE
Chair: Miny Tafesse
Chamber Liaison: Ashley Dobson, Manami Imaoka
Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time: Noon - 1:30PM
Location: Renton Chamber of Commerce*
*Virtual unless otherwise announced

EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Chair: Dan Hammes
Chamber Liaison: Diane Dobson
Meeting: 2nd Monday of each month
Time: 8AM - 9AM
Location: Renton Chamber of Commerce*
*Virtual unless otherwise announced

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Chair: James Alberson
Meeting: 2nd Wednesday Monthly
Time: 8:00AM - 9:30AM
Location: Renton Chamber of Commerce*
*Virtual unless otherwise announced

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE
Sponsored by:
oeing, Renton Technical College, First Financial, Puget Sound Energy, City of Renton, Rock Project Management
Chair: Sean Greenlee
Chamber Liaison: Diane Dobson
CommUNITY Conversation: 3rd Thursday of each month  
Time: 4-5:30PM
Location: Zoom
Meeting: Varies - Contact Chair or Chamber for more information

SEATTLE SOUTHSOUND CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

Chamber Liaison: Diane Dobson
Kevin Smith - Renton School District
Carrie Shaw - Renton Technical College
Marla Veliz - New Horizons School
Ryan Tomasich - Boeing
Meeting: Updates during Session
and quarterly meetings: Feb, Apr, Sep, Dec

STRATEGIC PLAN COMMITTEE
Chair: Reba Haas
Chamber Liaison: Diane Dobson
Meeting: 3rd Monday Monthly
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm

EAST KING COUNTY CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

Chamber Liaison: Diane Dobson
Al Ralston - Renton Rotary
David Hoffman – PSE
Eric Gaston - The Evergreen Market
Meeting: 4th Thursday monthly
Time: 12-1:30pm

EVENTS COMMITTEE
Chair: Rosie Rourke
Chair: Sarah McNiesh
Chamber Liaison: Ashley Dobson, Manami Imaoka
Meeting: Contact the Chamber

FINANCE COMMITTEE
Chair: Rick McMaster - Vino at the Landing
Chamber Liaison: Kevn Hays KeHays1 Bookeeping 
Meeting: 1st Wednesday of each month
Time: 8:00 - 9:00AM
Location: Zoom

BUILDINGS COMMITTEE
Chair: Rebecca Cherney
Chamber Liaison: Kevin Hays, Darlene Larsen
Meeting: Contact the Chamber

 

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Chair: Miny Tafesse
Chamber Liaison: Darlene Larsen, Manami Imaoka
Meeting: Contact the Chamber