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About the Foundation

WSU Foundation Board of Directors

The Board of Directors serves as the governing board for the WSU Foundation and has fiduciary responsibility for the general business and affairs of the WSU Foundation, including oversight of the Foundation’s property, assets, and policies.

The WSU Foundation welcomes nominations for new volunteers. Typically, nominees are evaluated by the Foundation’s Nominating Committee in the spring, recruited over the summer, and attend their first meeting in the fall. Know someone who might be interested? Nominate them here. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Board Relations Team at

Board of Directors Executive Committee


Bruce Amundson ’75
Governance Committee Chair, WSU Foundation
Director of Communications (Retired)
Seattle, WA
K. Duane Brelsford ’81
Past Chair, WSU Foundation
President & CEO
Corporate Pointe Developers
Pullman, WA
Scott Carson ’72
Past Campaign Chair, WSU Foundation
Investment Committee Vice Chair
Boeing Company (Retired)
Federal Way, WA
Mike Connell ’85 ex officio
VP WSU Advancement & CEO,
WSU Foundation
Pullman, WA
Lisa King ’08
Chair/President, WSU Foundation
Hudson Bay Insulation (Retired)
Snoqualmie, WA
John C. Mingé ’83
Vice Chair/Vice President and Secretary, WSU Foundation
Chairman and President (Retired)
BP America, Inc.
Anchorage, AK
Linda Nihoul ’71
Audit Committee Chair, WSU Foundation
Certified Financial Planner (Retired)
AGP Wealth Advisors
Spokane, WA
Molly Philopant ’76
Member-at-Large, Audit Committee Vice Chair, WSU Foundation
Olympia, WA
Lura Powell ex officio
Regent, Washington State University
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Retired)
Richland, WA
Kirk H. Schulz, Ph.D. ex officio
President, Washington State University
Pullman, WA
Bill Ward ’66
Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair, WSU Foundation
President (Retired)
Micro-Rent Corporation
Scottsdale, AZ
Eugene J. Voiland ’69
Investment Committee Chair, WSU Foundation
Voiland Enterprises, LLC
Bakersfield, CA


Board of Directors


Bruce Amundson ’75
Director of Communications (Retired)
Seattle, WA
Sue Christianson ’76
Chrishaven Trees
Burlington, WA
Jim Coughlin ’79
Founding Principal, Coughlin Porter Lundeen, Inc. (Retired)
Sun Lakes, AZ
Bob Crist ’89
Crist Marketing and Consulting
University Place, WA
Vicki Gordon
Gordon Brothers Cellars, Inc.
Pasco, WA
Mike Hambleton ’71
Hambleton Orchards
Wenatchee, WA
Lewis Lee ’88
CEO & Global Head
Aon IP Solutions Group
Spokane, WA
Sheryl Ossello ’93
Loan Officer
PHH Mortgage
Scottsdale, AZ
Jack Pelo ’78
President & Chief Executive Officer
Swire Coca-Cola, USA
Sandy, UT

Liz Pritchard ’80
Vice President, Sales Training & Development
FOX Station Sales
Harbor Springs, MI
Heather Redman ex-officio
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Flying Fish Partners
Seattle, WA
Gary Schneidmiller ’71, ’73
Owner, Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty
Post Falls, ID
Shelly Spangler ’07 ex officio
WSU Alumni Association President
SCL Health, Saint Joseph Hospital
Denver, CO
Jack Thompson ’78
CrossCountry Mortgage
Seattle, WA
Mike Worthy ’77
WW Payment Systems
Vancouver, WA
Becca Zanatta ’97 ex-officio
Chair, Advocates & Advocates Emeriti
RJZ Connections, Incorporated
Walla Walla, WA
Washington State University Foundation