Meet Our Team

Team Members

Renée Sunde

President & CEO

Rose Gundersen

VP of Operations & Retail Services

Mark Johnson

Senior Vice President of Policy & Government Affairs

Jim Szymanski

Director of Communications

Darren Gibbs

Finance Manager

Jessica Tingle

Executive Assistant

Bruce Beckett

Contract lobbyist

John Engber

Director, Retail Industry Coalition of Seattle

Board Members

J.R. Burke, Polaris

Chair

Sean Brownlee, Ravenox

Vice-Chair

Rob Jensen, Lantern Press

Treasurer

Lowell Gordon, The Creative Office

Immediate Past Chair

Opio Dupree, Macy's

Chair of Policy & Government Affairs Committee

Theresa Treat, Ben Bridge Jeweler

Chair of HR Committee

John Dillon, Home Depot

Member

Blake Garfield, Bedrooms & More

Member

Heidi Hannaman, Walgreens

Member

Deborah Herron, Walmart

Member

Karin Holt, Best Buy

Member

Kevin Johnston, Capital Mall

Member

Michelle Markus, Mud Bay

Member

Ben Pearlman, Lowe's

Member

Amy Rhodes, 7-Eleven Inc.

Member

Andy Ryder, Shur-Kleen Car Wash

Member

Alesha Shemwell, Kemper Development

Member

Kent Wilson, Target

Member

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