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CHAMBER BOARD

CHAMBER BOARD

MNassirian

Michael Nassirian

Board Chair
Michael is a serial entrepreneur with proven track record in disruptive technologies. He is currently involved in training, consulting, developing, and innovation in Mixed Reality technologies in many industries.

About the board

Board members are elected to two-year terms. Members may be elected to one-year terms to fill the unexpired term of departing board member or as is necessary to maintain balance in the number of members who are completing their term each year. No board member may serve in a voting capacity for more than seven consecutive years.

Board members frequently serve one year in an ex-officio capacity before rejoining as a voting member. The Bellevue Chamber’s fiscal year runs from September 1 to August 31.

The Bellevue Chamber Board may elect up to 60 voting members. Board members are selected to be representative of the broader business community, with an emphasis on embracing diversity among industry, company size, gender, age, experience, and culture.

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BOARD MEMBERS

Elaina Morris

Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi

Jill Jamison

Sweeney Conrad, P.S.

David Allen

McKinstry
Executive Vice President

Sandeep Krishnamurthy

University of Washington - Bothell

Tim McKey

Sellen Construction
COO

Sue DeFlorio

General Microsystems Inc
COO

Stephen Uy

Facebook, Inc.
Head of Public Policy & Community Engagement, Northwest

Scott McClellan

Seattle University

Raymond Cullom

EastHub
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Randi Brazen

Central Bar & Restaurant

Penny Milliken

HeR Interactive

Patrick Bannon

Bellevue Downtown Association

Pam Rock

Seattle Children's

Nancy Heen

Axelerate
President & CEO

Michael Marsh

Overlake Hospital Medical Center

Melissa deVita

Bellevue School District
Deputy Superintendent, Finance and Operations

Matthew Samwick

Innovation Realty Partners, LLC
Founder & Operating Manager

Leshya Wig

Wig Properties

Kevin Wallace

Wallace Properties Inc.
President

Kendall Anderegg

Mutual Materials

Ken Krivanec

Tri Pointe Homes

Kari Magill

Rowley Properties, Inc.

Karen Doherty

WSP USA
Area Manager

Justin Stewart

Synergy, Inc.

Josh Marti

Point Inside
Co-Founder and Board Chair

John Roehm

KeyBank - 108th
Sen. VP, Distri

John Milbrath

AAA Washington

Joe F. Fain

Bellevue Chamber
President & CEO

Jessie Clawson

McCullough Hill Leary, P.S.
Partner

Jennifer Clark

Alaska Airlines

Greg Russell

Peterson Russell Kelly PLLC

Gary Smith

The Seattle Times

Gary Locke

Bellevue College
President

Gary Guenther

Kidder Mathews
Executive Vice President

Dwight Jarvis

Parker Smith & Feek

Dave Masin

Catalyst Workplace Activation

Craig Pankow

The Partners Group
Managing Partner

Craig Looper

Sweeney Conrad, P.S.

Chris M. Falco

Falco Sult
Partner

Brian Franklin

PMF Investments
President

Brandon Kirkbride

Bank of America - Global Corporate Social Responsibility

Brad Jones

Visit Bellevue

Brad Miyake

City of Bellevue

Beth Osborne

Symetra
Director, Local Public Affairs

Benjamin Petter

Avara Construction
President

Barney Silver

BitTitan, Inc.

Andrew Wappler

Puget Sound Energy
Vice President, Customer Operations and Communications

Andrew Tubb

Banner Bank - Bellevue Downtown
Senior Vice President

Alison Washburn

REI
General Manager

Alex Rule

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Upcoming Meetings

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PLUSH Committee

July 27 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Transportation Committee

August 5 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Policy Council

August 11 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Finance Committee

August 13 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Bellevue, stakeholders collaborate to boost development, workforce housing

The Bellevue City Council has voted unanimously to revise its multifamily tax exemption (MFTE) program following a months-long collaboration with local builders and workforce housing stakeholders. Real estate industry leaders say the changes will transform the rarely used program as the city moves through a period of significant growth.

Bank Chief Offers Midyear Economic Forecast to Bellevue Chamber

Washington Federal Bank President and CEO Brent Beardall ended his presentation yesterday during the Bellevue Chamber’s third annual midyear economic forecast on a high note.

Chamber Offers Support for Multimodal Concurrency Standard for City’s Transportation

Bellevue Chamber offered support for the inclusion of a well-defined Multimodal Concurrency Standard that gives clear guidance to Chamber members and city staff into the Transportation Element of Bellevue’s adopted Comprehensive Plan.

Chamber Underscores Importance of Stride BRT Amid Sound Transit Realignment

In a letter to the Sound Transit board, Bellevue Chamber President & CEO Joe Fain urged the prioritizaztion of Stride BRT to Eastside communities.

Chamber Urges Revision of Sidewalk & Utilities Easement Rule

Bellevue Chamber’s PLUSH Committee sent a letter to the director of the city’s Transportation Department urging revisions to a draft rule that could restrict important development above and below sidewalks on private property.

Chamber Joins HDC in Advocacy for Eastgate Supportive Housing Projects

In a letter, Bellevue Chamber and HDC applauded Bellevue City Council’s swift action to fund Eastgate Master Development (Men’s Shelter and Supportive Housing).

Chamber Urges Action of 5g Permitting

The Chamber and City have worked to expedite deployment of 5g technology in Bellevue. The Chamber’s letter memorializes many of the important issues both parties are working to resolve.

Bellevue has way more jobs than housing

Like many cities in King County, Bellevue has a housing volume problem. The city has seen significant growth in the last few decades but the number of available housing units has not kept up with the number of jobs in Bellevue.

Bellevue Chamber CEO: Chief Mylett’s Steady & Compassionate Leadership will be Missed

While I’m disappointed Police Chief Steve Mylett will no longer be serving the people of Bellevue, the standards of professionalism he has set within our police force will benefit our community long after he leaves.

Bellevue Council Leads on Affordable Housing

Last week, Bellevue City Council unanimously approved altering the city’s multifamily housing property tax exemption, a program that helps embed affordable, workforce housing units in new and existing market-rate construction.

Sustainable Bellevue

Learn more about the 2021 Environmental Stewardship Initiative work plan and the city’s 2020 greenhouse gas emissions inventory results.

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