CHAIR: Kabal Gill
Kabal is the chef/owner of East India Grill, known in the Puget Sound region for its open kitchen and fresh ground herbs and spices. An accomplished chef, he previously owned Chutneys, voted “Best Restaurant in Seattle” by the Seattle Times in 1996. His Edmonds restaurant, Sahib, was recognized by the Seattle Times as the “Best Summer Restaurant” in 1998 and a “Top Ten Restaurant” in 2003.
CHAIR-ELECT: Krista Christensen, MBA
Krista is at MultiCare Health System and has been a Federal Way resident for more than a decade. She is passionate about healthcare and has been working to improve and support the health and well-being of community members throughout her 20-year healthcare career. In her role at Virginia Mason, Krista oversees all operations and business development of several strategic service lines and is responsible for delivering evidenced based, high quality care at a reduced price, and bringing value based healthcare to life within a fee-for service industry, as well as the development of community relationships that promote the health of the community. Prior to her position at Virginia Mason, Krista held a variety of leadership roles at UW Medicine and Highline Medical Center.
VICE CHAIR: Robin Corak
Robin is the CEO of the Multi-Service Center and has been employed by MSC since 2001. She is committed to helping further the mission of vision of MSC by providing help and hope to our neighbors in need and providing opportunities and resources for our community and its residents to thrive. Mrs. Corak has 20 years of experience in non-profit management and was the first person in the state of Washington to achieve the Certified Community Action Professional designation. Robin serves on many local and national boards and committees, including but not limited to: Federal Way Advancing Leadership, South King County Council of Human Services, the Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce, National Community Action Foundation, the Washington State Community Action Partnership, and the City of Federal Way Homelessness Task Force. Robin was awarded Advancing Leadership’s Bob Wroblewski Servant Leadership award in 2017 and the Federal Way Soroptomist’s Women of Distinction Award in 2015.
TREASURER: Michael Gintz, CPA
Michael Gintz has been with BJYE for 11 years and has 19 years of experience in the Accounting field. With his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Pacific Lutheran University, Michael specializes in audits, reviews, and compilations of non-profits and closely held businesses. Michael is a member of the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce and enjoys playing golf and following professional sports.
PAST CHAIR: Mark Sims
Mark Sims, LUTCF, is an Executive Council agent with New York Life Insurance Company. Members of the Executive Council are among the most successful of New York Life’s elite sales force of more than 11,000 licensed agents. Mark is committed to providing individuals, families, and businesses with life insurance, financial products, and services that meet their needs by keeping current with industry product trends and offering outstanding service. Mark has specialized training in Estate Planning and Business Succession Planning where he has earned a reputation of integrity and for showing concern for his clients.
Dr. Tammy Campbell
Dr. Tammy Campbell brings over 20 years of experience as an educator to her role as Superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools. In this role, she leads multiple efforts to improve achievement for all scholars and works to ensure every scholar has a skilled, culturally responsive teacher, a caring and supportive environment, and the best standards-aligned curriculum. Dr. Campbell received her doctoral degree and superintendent’s certification from Washington State University. Dr. Campbell also holds a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, a principal certification from Eastern Washington University, and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Minot State University. Additionally, she attended the Harvard Institute for Superintendents.
Greg Garcia is the managing broker and owner of Citylight Financial, Inc., dba Citylight Home Loans, he has dedicated his professional life in helping borrowers give safe and sound mortgage loans. He has extensive experience with acquiring the correct mortgage loan for you and can help strategize the best home financing. Most of Greg’s business comes from referrals that are satisfied with his work. Greg is fluent in both Spanish and English and is a problem solver by nature. He is known for his perseverance to find a solution for every problem. People appreciate the easy communication and his friendly and positive attitude.
Doug has been the Vice President/Manager of the South Sound Commercial Banking Center for Banner Bank since January of 2007. His teams are responsible for commercial and business development as well as loan production from Banner’s Federal Way, Kent, Puyallup, Tacoma and Renton offices. In addition to the Federal Way Chamber, Hedger is currently the Secretary of Advancing Leadership, and a member of the board of the Patrick Gass Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). He formerly served as President of the Rotary Club of Federal Way, Treasurer of the board of Child Care Aware of Washington and Treasurer of the board of the White River Valley Museum. Hedger is a retired United States Air Force Reservist with two successful combat deployments.
Andy Hobbs, publisher of the Federal Way Mirror, has spent his entire career in the news business, starting with a bicycle-powered paper route as a teenager. After a six-year stint as a community news editor and columnist for a daily paper in the Phoenix suburbs, Andy served as editor of the Mirror from 2006-2013, then accepted a reporter position with The Olympian and The News Tribune. In 2017, he returned to Federal Way to run the Mirror’s business operations. Andy and his wife, Amanda, are the proud parents of two sons, William and Dylan. They also have a golden retriever named Hank and a tabby cat named Tom-Cheeto. The latter is what happens when you let the kids name the pets.
Sara Sien Oh is the owner and instructor at Kumon Math & Reading Center of Federal Way, an after-school academic enrichment program for students in preK – high school. She finds value in helping her students to reach their fullest potential using with the Kumon Method and when not in class, she serves her community in various capacities, having served as principal at Korean School of Federal Way and board member at NUAC-Seattle (National Unification Advisory Council) as well as KAC-WA (Korean American Coalition). She received a BA in Art History from Univ of California, Irvine and MA in Teaching from The George Washington University. She has been a proud resident of Federal Way on and off since 1991.
Bob Roegner of Roegner Consulting, consults to governments on management and human resources. Roegner serves on the board of trustees for Highline College, Chair of the King County Personnel Board, and writes a column for the Federal Way Mirror. Former board member Boys and Girls Club, St. Francis Fellowship and Friends of the Hylebos. Formerly, he served as Mayor of Auburn, President of the Suburban Cities Association and the Association on of Washington Cities. Former Director of Records and Elections for King County and Chief Deputy County Assessor.
The following slate of Board candidates was submitted by the Nominating Committee and unanimously accepted by the Greater Federal Way Chamber directors at its April 16, 2019 Board meeting. Nominated to serve on the Board for 4-year terms, beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023:
- Krista Christensen, MultiCare Health Systems, [second term]
- Mark Sims, New York Life, Owner, [second term]
- Dr. Tammy Campbell, Federal Way Public Schools, Superintendent [second term]
- Dan Eisenmen, Equalus, LLC, Owner
- Kim Suchan, Caffé D’arte LLC, Director of Administration
Chamber members may nominate candidates by petition bearing the genuine signatures of at least three (3) members in good standing of the Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce. To be considered eligible, candidates for the Board of Directors must be owners or employees of member organizations and current in their membership dues as of April 15, 2019.
Attached to this notice is the Nomination by Petition form to complete. Petitions can be submitted in person or via email to the CEO of the Chamber of Commerce. Deadline for submitting Nominations by Petition is Friday, April 26, 2019 at 3 p.m.
Return form to the Chamber office:
Mail: Rebecca Martin
Greater Federal Way Chamber
31919 1st Ave., S, Suite 202
Federal Way, WA 98003
Contact: Rebecca Martin, CCE, President & CEO, (253) 838-2605