Chamber Board & Staff

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Linda Jones

President, CEO Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce
Linda joined the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce in November of 2017. She was tasked with growing the organization into a valuable and proactive resource for local business.

Prior to joining the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce Linda was the President/CEO of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce. Linda was involved in growing the membership from 100 to 400, and the staff from 2 to 4. She was also involved in the creation of a $2 million-dollar visitor center facility and the emergency efforts to reconstruct the I-5 Skagit River bridge in 2013. She is particularly proud of the partnerships that were formed to make these efforts possible.

Linda started her chamber career with the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. It was there she saw the difference a strong chamber could make to the business community.

Outside of work Linda spends time with her parents, her three children and their growing families. Travel and caring for her two dogs fill the rest of her time.

Executive Board

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Adam Pickrell, Board Chair

Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Two of my passions in life are investing and having a positive impact on the lives of others. My mom and grandpa taught me the importance of investing from a young age. In college, I began pursing work that directly helps others, which eventually led me to Edward Jones. As your financial advisor, I am focused on what's important to you. Whether you're saving for retirement, your child's education or a second home, I'll work closely with you to build a custom plan that you can have confidence in.

My wife and I both grew up in Kirkland. We have four children and enjoy attending as many activities with them as possible. Whether it's a ballet recital, a University of Washington football game or camping, we love spending time together as a family.
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Andrea Manchester, Past Chair

Property Manager, Northern Lights Apartments
Andrea Lynn Manchester started as a leasing agent at Northern Lights Apartments located in Mountake Terrace, WA in 1995, promoted to property manager in November 2002 and still holding strong 27 years later.

A property manager encompasses many roles: networker, counselor, collector, accountant, mediator, & more. The most natural fit was networker, which lead to becoming an Ambassador for SSCCC and later converted to EASC for 20 consecutive years. In Spring of 2013 joined the brand-new Lynnwood Chamber board serving as co-president in 2015, co- chair 2020, chair in 2021 and now past chair.

When not working/ volunteering you’ll find Andrea either traveling, in her craft room or doing a multitude of projects at the home she shares with Fiancé’ Joe, soon to be husband in November 2022!
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Jerry Irwin, Vice Chair

Senior General Manager, Alderwood Mall
Jerry Irwin is the Senior General Manager for Alderwood and Westlake Centers in the Seattle area. With over twenty years in the Shopping Center industry, Jerry has overseen a number of properties in his tenure. Jerry began his career as Assistant General Manager at Spokane Valley mall during its grand opening in 1997. Within nine months, he was promoted to General Manager. The company he worked for was sold to GGP and he was promoted to General Manager at the Galleria at Tyler in Riverside, CA where he spent three and a half years. Following that, he moved to the Portland area to manage Pioneer Place and shortly thereafter was promoted to Group Director overseeing properties in Washington and Oregon. In 2011, the company re-structured and Jerry relocated to Las Vegas to manage Fashion Show on the Las Vegas strip. After about three years he was offered an opportunity to manage Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood where worked for two years. Longing to get back to his Native Northwest, he relocated to the Seattle area to manage the Seattle Premium outlets for Simon Property Group, which he did for three and a half years. He then was offered the opportunity to come back to GGP (now Brookfield Properties) to manage Alderwood and in June 2019 moved to Alderwood. In September 2020, he was also given the management responsibilities at Westlake Center and now oversees both properties. Jerry grew up in Walla Walla, received an MBA from Eastern Washington University and has been married to his wife Leanne for 34 years. He has two children and two grandchildren.
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Scott Kelly, Secretary

I am a proactive planner and investment manager. I put my experience and heart into ensuring that your finances evolve as you do. As a Financial Advisor, I focus on the plans and shifts my clients need to make as they navigate life. I help clients identify their long and short-term priorities, then match them with investment choices that fit their individual lifestyles, goals, and phases of life.

Clients come to me wanting to plan for the future. I answer that need with a holistic approach for building financial security over a lifetime.

My holistic advising approach is inspired by my family. We are an outdoors-loving, active family with strong community ties. I am involved with Scouts BSA where I am Scoutmaster. My proudest volunteer accomplishment thus far is spreading the WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) program through nineteen schools throughout Snohomish County.
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Cathy Samuelson, Treasurer

Controller, Lexus of Seattle
I have been the Controller for Lexus of Seattle for 23 years. I have been in the Automotive Industry almost my entire career, except for 4 years with a private tax consulting firm. I have been married for 34 years, have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. We love to travel, take the 66 Chevy to car shows and spend time with our family.

Board Members

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Jamyang Dorjee

Public Affairs, Community Transit
Jamyang Dorjee handles Public Affairs at Community Transit where he manages the agency’s relationships with local jurisdictions, cities, organizations, economic development agencies, government agencies and other community groups.

His previous work stints include Economic Alliance Snohomish County and the Puget Sound Business Journal. A former Everett Public Schools Board Director, he also serves on the board of the Bothell-Kenmore Chamber of Commerce and Snohomish County’s Partnership to End Homelessness Board. He is a former President and Board Member of the Tibetan Association of Washington.

He is a Tibetan born in Nepal, studied in India and now lives with his family in Bothell. He considers himself to be a global citizen, enjoys riding his bike to work and playing soccer.
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Carol Dungan

Community Relations, Mr. Kleen 76 Stations
I grew up in Springfield, MA…the birthplace of basketball, the Indian motorcycle, Meriam-Webster Dictionary and the first American horseless car! Remembering all the cold, hard winters in Springfield makes me think it’s Spring in January here in Puget Sound. I’ve lived in Oregon and Washington for over 40 year, the past 10 in Lynnwood. The easy access into Seattle and Skagit County is wonderful.

My background is in restaurant management. I owned and operated a Sub Shop in Bellevue, was the Regional Developer and trained our franchisees for 14 years. I’ve worked for Compass Group, the largest contractual food service company in the world, managing cafes on the Redmond Microsoft Campus where we served about 40,000 people daily. Also involved in a few start-ups and catering services.

And now, I get to play! As the Marketing & Events Coordinator for Mr. Kleen 76 Stations, I create fun events involving the community, networking meetings and parties and promote all the wonderful assets of the Mr. Kleen 76 Stations!

Gardening, jazz, old rock ‘n roll, wine tasting, antiques, volunteering at the Washington Park Arboretum and oil painting fill up my free time.
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Beth Hagen

Vice President/CFO, Premier Golf Centers, LLC
Innovative and insightful, Beth Hagen is a Vice President and CFO with over 35 years’ experience providing professional, results-oriented financial and accounting expertise in the retail, professional office solutions, professional services, resort, and golf sectors. With proven ability to mentor and motivate high-performance teams, Beth helps Premier Golf meet and exceed financial and compliance objectives, while also providing business strategy assistance. She is responsible for all internal systems, including Accounting, Administration, HR, and IT Infrastructure, and manages all tasks related to employee benefits, budgeting, and risk management.

Beth is known as a professional and dedicated team player who builds strong relationships with clients, colleagues, and vendors. Specializing in accounting system integration, her expertise in team development, project management, training and documentation makes her an excellent resource. As a highly respected leader, she excels at driving positive change across organizations while effectively managing expectations. She is also highly adept at developing and implementing strategies which improve overall performance, productivity, and company-wide profitability.

During the course of her career, Beth has developed comprehensive business plans, established operations and procedures manuals, developed employee rewards and recognition programs, and has implemented transitions from decentralized to centralized accounting and operations through an accounting conversion project encompassing over 300 locations. She has written operational procedure manuals, engineered employee training through multi-tiered processes, as well as developing team support and recognition programs at a corporate level to ensure business sustainability.

Beth currently is a member of the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce where she has served as Vice Chair, Chair, and Past Chair as well as the Seattle Chamber of Commerce where she has worked with Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau and Cruise Terminals of America to capture a larger portion of the over $15 billion travelers spend in Washington State each year. She continues to work with the Association of Washington Business to develop relationships both with AWB and its membership.

Her varied experience coupled with her driven, results-oriented approach to business makes Beth a highly respected and revered finance professional.
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Peter Harvey

Peter, A longtime advocate for the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce has been in the financial industry for over 20 years as a financial advisor. He received his undergraduate degree from Western Washington University and his MBA from Nova SE University. He believes the Chamber of Commerce is the vital link between businesses and encourages participation. You can usually find him at a Chamber event connecting with other member businesses. Peter is a Certified Financial Advisor and works for Raymond James in Lynnwood.
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Kathy Hashbarger

Director of Advertising Sales, My Neighborhood News /Lynnwood Today
Kathleen lives with her family in Edmonds, WashingtonShe’s actively involved with the local community, practices yoga to stay flexible in body and mind. She holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies – Culture, Literature and The Arts, with a Minor in Human Rights from the University of Washington. She started her professional life working for over two decades as a dental assistant in specialty and general practices. She then took a divergent turn to work for a company that contracted to build and re-hab broken websites. She and her team provided clients with up to the minute search engine optimization (SEO) and compliance with the latest Google updates. Using content to optimize websites and enhance digital presence became her specialized niche.

Her central guide in formulating marketing communication then and now has been based on how to best enhance relationships and user experience. She uses analytics as an essential support to targeted marketing. This is particularly important in her present position as a digital ad sales specialist.

Her work with the My Neighborhood News Network, a publisher of local digital news, is intently focused on developing authentic client relationships. The sectors she works with include non-profits, private businesses, entertainment venues and those that provide professional services.

As divergent as these sectors are, she falls back on something that someone instructed years ago, “They don’t care what you know until they know you care.” She is passionate about helping local businesses and non-profits thrive and grow so that all boats can rise!
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Mike Hlavaty-LaPosa

Representative, TeamLogic IT
Mike HL is the president of TeamLogic IT N. Seattle/Eastside, an IT Managed Services Provider for small businesses in the greater Puget Sound Region. Mike’s team is highly focused on customer service and system reliability and efficiency for all of their SMB clients and are actively seeking more businesses to support and help improve their success.

Mike has a long history of working with technology – from very early computing platforms and networking systems in the early 80’s, to helping develop the first wireless data networks, and then being a part of AT&T Wireless (later Cingular and AT&T Mobility) as a leader in the development of the 2G/3G/4G voice and data systems and devices we have used and know today.

Mike really enjoys living in the diverse environment of the PNW, from beaches to mountains and all the activities he can share with his extended family. The Army sent him to Ft. Lewis 41 years ago and he just couldn’t leave. You may also hear him on the air as he is an avid Amateur Radio enthusiast with callsign K7MHL.
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Brad Hoaré

Previous lives include one-on-one training under French chef Fernando Medina Lopez, which I have now managed to condense all of those skills down to BBQing for family and friends. Commercial fished in Alaska for 18 years, married to my Peruvian wife Cynthia, and proud parent of our wildly successful and amazing son Kasey. Favorite pastimes include playing Paletas at the beach, enjoying a cold Corona at the beach, campfires at the beach, and watching sunsets at the beach. Oh, and VERY good at losing golf balls.
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David Kleitsch City of Lynnwood

Economic Development Director, City of Lynnwood
David Kleitsch is the City of Lynnwood's Development and Business Services (DBS) Director. David joined Lynnwood in 2001. He has over 40 years of experience in community planning, economic development and administration. David represents the City on the Lynnwood Chamber Board as an ex-officio member.
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Carol Anne Lee

Coordinator, Chef Dane Catering
Carol Anne Lee is an experienced hospitality professional as the owner of Chef Dane Catering. Motivated by delighting clients with customized events and extraordinary service, her goal is to continue to grow repeat business within the local region.  In her free time, Carol Anne enjoys golf, exploring new destinations and playing games with her family.
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Jennifer Price

Business Development, Washington Energy Services
Washington Energy Services is one of the largest local HVAC contractors in the PNW. They specialize in making your home more energy efficient and comfortable installing products such as , AC, Heating, Windows, Doors and Siding. Jennifer has recently transitioned from her 8 years in Business Development to the internal Talent Acquisition and Retention Specialist for Washington Energy and Bob’s Heating and Air Conditioning. Jennifer serves on the Lynnwood Board and started the SnoCo Women In Business with fellow chamber members who saw the need for a professional women discussion platform. She is an active member of the Lynnwood Chamber as well as other organizations and associations. Jennifer specializes in Business Development, Networking, Team Building, Sales and Marketing. Jennifer also is a real estate professional and holds her license with Daily Realty NW.

While not out in the community building business , Jennifer has been acting in the Puget sound area for over 33years. She has worked in children’s theater, television, voice-over, improvisation, movies, dramatic and musical theater. Jennifer enjoys teaching workshops and classes in dramatic acting, improvisation and character development. She has worked with Students, Adults and Business Professionals and has taught improvisation, team building and communication workshops to Students, Businesses and Non Profit Organizations.
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Dr. Amit Singh

President, Edmonds College
Dr. Amit B. Singh is the fifth President of Edmonds College, joining in June of 2018. He believes that the community college system is an important disrupter of poverty and is proud of the work that Edmonds College is doing to increase access and success for all students.

Prior to joining the college, Dr. Singh served as provost and senior vice president, chief academic officer, dean, and full-time faculty at four different community colleges in three different states, and as an adjunct faculty at three universities. Before joining academia, he worked as a senior financial analyst, an investment analyst, and as the CEO of a startup company.

Dr. Singh holds four graduate degrees – a doctorate in economics and master’s degrees in finance, business administration, and economics. In addition, he has completed the Management Development Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Presidential Fellowship offered by the Aspen Institute in collaboration with Stanford University.

Dr. Singh and his wife Rani live in Mukilteo with their two children and German Shepherd, Hope.
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Lisa Stone

Owner, Fast Signs
Lisa Stone was born in Billings, MT but raised overseas and on the east coast of the U.S. After graduating from Smith College in 1981, Lisa moved to Denver, Colorado where she obtained a master’s degree in Accountancy and began a career in public accounting. She continued that career in Texas for four years and then returned to Colorado and worked in the energy industry. In 2003, Lisa moved her family to Northeast Ohio where she worked for a large utility holding company, and then to Western Washington in 2011 to work for Puget Sound Energy. She left the corporate world and her accounting career and bought FASTSIGNS of Lynnwood in July 2014. Of all the many places where Lisa has lived both as a child and an adult, the Pacific Northwest is her favorite because of the surrounding mountains and water. She is here to stay.
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Ben Wolters

Economic Development Manager, City of Lynnwood, ex-officio, alternate to David Kleitsch
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