Leadership and Contributors

University District Board of Directors Selects Four New Members

The University District board of directors recently elected four new members whose terms begin in January 2017. They are:

Director, at large (term January 2017-December 2019)

  • Elaine Couture, Providence Health and Services
  • Lou Gust, Itron

Director, real estate (term January 2017-December 2017)

  • Tom Quigley, Kiemle & Hagood Co.

Director, large business/property owner (term January 2017-December 2018)

  • Latisha Hill, Avista Development

Board of Directors

The following individuals serve on the 2017 University District Board of Directors.

  • Karl Otterstrom, Spokane Transit Authority – Chair
  • Kim Pearman-Gillman, McKinstry – Past Chair and Vice Chair
  • Tom Johnson, STCU - Treasurer and Secretary
  • Taudd Hume, Parsons/Burnett/Bjordal/Hume – Legal Counsel
  • Barry Baker, Baker Construction & Development, Inc.
  • Catherine Brazil, University of Washington
  • Chancellor Lisa Brown, Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane
  • Bruce Butterworth, Contract Design Associates, Inc.
  • Mayor David Condon, City of Spokane
  • Elaine Couture, Providence Health and Services
  • Dr. Mary Cullinan, Eastern Washington University
  • Lou Gust, Itron
  • Latisha Hill, Avista Development
  • Kent Hull, Iron Bridge, LLC
  • Dr. Christine Johnson, Community Colleges of Spokane
  • Dr. Thayne McCulloh, Gonzaga University
  • Mariah McKay, Community Member
  • Todd Mielke, Greater Spokane Incorporated
  • Tom Quigley, Kiemle & Hagood
  • Mark Richard, Downtown Spokane Partnership
  • Council President Ben Stuckart, Spokane City Council
  • Dr. Beck Taylor, Whitworth University
  • Kim Zentz, Urbanova

Special Representative to the Board:

  • Andrew Worlock, City of Spokane

Board Committees and Work Groups

The following individuals serve on 2017 University District board committees and/or work groups:

Executive Committee: Karl Otterstrom (chair), Kim Pearman-Gillman (past chair and vice chair), Tom Johnson (treasurer and secretary), Andrew Worlock (City of Spokane representative), Taudd Hume (legal counsel), Latisha Hill and Lou Gust

Development Committee: Kim Pearman-Gillman (chair), Barry Baker (Baker Construction), Chancellor Lisa Brown and Bob Eggart (WSU Health Sciences Spokane), Thayne McCulloh and Mary Joan Hahn (Gonzaga University), Mary Cullinan and Danny Arnold (EWU), Latisha Hill (Avista Corp), Kent Hull (Iron Bridge), Todd Mielke (GSI), Mark Richard (DSP), Mike Livingston (Kiemle & Hagood Co.), Andrew Worlock (City of Spokane)

Nominating Committee: Kim Pearman-Gillman (chair), Mayor David Condon, Council President Ben Stuckart, Dr. Christine Johnson, Dr. Thayne McCulloh

Sustainable Funding Work Group: Karl Otterstrom and Tom Johnson (co-chairs), Chancellor Lisa Brown, Mark Richard, Council President Ben Stuckart

Communications Work Group: Susan Ashe (HSSA), Catherine Brazil (University of Washington), Carolyn Casey (Community Colleges of Spokane), Brian Coddington (City of Spokane), Mary Joan Hahn (Gonzaga University), Kelli Hawkins (Numerica Credit Union), Nancy Hines (Whitworth University), Liz Hooker (DSP), Alison Mallahan (Itron), Mariah McKay (community member), David Meany (Eastern Washington University), Brandon Rapez-Betty (Spokane Transit Authority), Terren Roloff (WSU Health Sciences Spokane), Robin Toth (GSI)

2017 University District Contributors

The following organizations are contributing to The University District in 2017:

  • Titanium Sponsors $40,000+
    • City of Spokane
  • Platinum Diamond Sponsors $20,000+
    • Avista Corporation
    • Gonzaga University
    • Itron
    • University of Washington
    • Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane
  • Diamond Sponsors $10,000+
    • None
  • Gold Sponsors $7,500+
    • Parsons/Burnett/Bjordahl/Hume, LLP
    • McKinstry
  • Silver Sponsors $5,000+
    • Greater Spokane Incorporated
    • Numerica Credit Union
    • Whitworth University
  • Bronze Sponsors $3,000+
    • Spokane Teacher’s Credit Union
    • Spokane Transit Authority
  • Friends of The University District (less than $3,000)
    • Community Colleges of Spokane
    • Contract Design Associates
    • Iron Bridge
    • Kiemle & Hagood Company
    • Kim Zentz

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