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Bob RyanPresident

Bob was appointed to the Tacoma Community College Board of Trustee in 2010 and reappointed October 2012 and 2017. Bob served as Vice Chair 2014-2015, and Board Chair 2015-2018. Bob earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Puget Sound. He is retired from the firm of Ryan Jorgenson & Limoli, P.S. Bob is currently a member of Franciscan Foundation and a member of the Washington Society of CPAs and the American Rotary Club of Gig Harbor.

Doug MahPresident-Elect

Doug Mah was appointed to the South Puget Sound Community College Board of Trustees in 2016. He served as Board Chair 2018-19.  Doug is the Owner and Principle Consultant at Doug Mah & Associations, LLC. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree from Western Washington University. Doug is a current Board Member for Washington State Employees Credit Union, Capital Medical Center, and the Gateway Rotary Club of Thurston County. 

John PedlowSecretary

John Pedlow was appointed to the Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees in 2015.  He served as Board Vice Chair in 2017-18, and Board Chair 2018-19.  John is a retired Chairman/CEO of a broadcasting technology company.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Widener University. John is a Board Member of the Whatcom Community College Foundation Board, Rotary Club of Bellingham, and the Bellingham Angel Group. 

Beth ThewTreasurer

Beth Thew was appointed to the Community College of Spokane Board of Trustees in 2013 and reappointed in 2018. She served as Board Vice Chair in 2015 and Board Chair in 2017 and 2018. Beth earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies at Eastern Washington University. She retired from the telecommunications industry and from the Spokane Regional Labor Council. Beth was a former member of the Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board and a former commissioner on the Washington State Economic Development Commission.

Carl ZaporaImmediate Past President

Carl Zapora was appointed to the Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees in 2013 and reappointed in 2016. Carl was superintendent of Public Hospital District No. 2, Snohomish County and Verdant Health Commission. Carl earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting at Albright College. Carl is a current Board Member for Molina Healthcare of Washington.  He is a past Member of Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Board , the University of Washington Bothell, and the Everett Downtown Rotary.

Wendy BohlkeMember at Large

Wendy Bohlke was appointed to the Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees in 2017 and reappointed in 2019. Wendy was Senior Counsel for the Washington State Assistant Attorney General, and provided legal counsel to Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College, Skagit Valley College, and other state agency clients. She earned a Juris Doctor degree at Willamette University College of Law. Wendy has held leadership positions in 4-H, the Bellingham Unitarian Church and other civic groups.

Pat ShumanMember at Large

Pat Shuman was appointed to the Tacoma Community College Board of Trustees in 2018. Pat is a former organizational/employee development professional with Weyerhaeuser Company, Puget Sound Bank, and Puget Sound Power and Light. She earned a Bachelor or Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Science degree from Central Washington University. Pat has served as a board member for Tacoma Community College Foundation, Children's Museum of Tacoma, Tacoma Art Museum, and Tacoma Actors Guild.

Greg DietzelLegislative Action Committee Co-Chair

Greg Dietzel was appointed to the Bellevue College Board of Trustees in 2017 and serves as Board Chair for 2020-21.  Greg was the IBM Vice President and Senior State Executive for Washington State.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University.  Greg is a Board Member for 501 Commons, which serves over 1,000 non-profits across Washington State, and is a graduate and coach of Leadership Tomorrow, which develops the next generation of civic leaders.  

Glenn JohnsonLegislative Action Committee Co-Chair

Glenn Johnson was appointed to the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees in 2018. He has served as Mayor of the City of Pullman since 2004.  Glenn earned a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He is a community college graduate (Modesto Jr. College) with a BA from Sacramento State University and a masters from UCLA. He is the chair of the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport board and serves on the boards of Washington State Transportation Improvement, Municipal Research and Service, Employee Benefit Trust, Washington State Association of Broadcasters, Pullman Chamber of Commerce, and Community Action Center of Whitman County. He is a member of both Rotary and Kiwanis. 

Jon LaneACCT WA State Regional Coordinator

Jon Lane was appointed to the Big Bend Community College Board of Trustees in 2010 and reappointed in 2011 and 2016. He served as Board Chair 2014-15 and 2018-19. Jon is a retired educator and a former City Council Member and Mayor for the City of Moses Lake.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Washington University, and a Master of Education degree from Eastern Washington University. Jon currently serves as the Washington State Regional Coordinator for the Association of College Trustees (ACCT).

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