• Leadership and Board of Directors

    For over 50 years, Columbia Industries has focused on developing the employment skills of people with disabilities (our clients). As a non-profit organization, we rely on contributions of time, dollars, or donations to help our very special clients learn valuable job skills in preparation for jobs in our community. CI is lead by a capable staff, and governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors.


    Leadership Team

    • Rich Foeppel, President/CEO
    • Michael Dunlop, Chief Financial Office
    • Jeff Thompson, Director of Operations
    • Marie Lathim, Director of Human Resources

    2015-2016 Board of Directors

    Executive Board

    • Chair, Pat Turner, Salmon Group
    • Vice Chair, Gary Long, Benton PUD (Retired)
    • Treasurer, Jaime DeVore, Community First Bank
    • Secretary, Steven R. Conley, Banner Bank (Retired)
    • Programs & Operations Chair, Facility Committee Chair, Ron Williamson, Kennewick School District
    • Marketing Chair, Steve Beckman, Yoke’s Fresh Market

    Board Members

    • G. Charley Bowers, Rettig, Osborne, Forgette, LLP
    • Debbie Cox, Therapy Services Supervisor
    • Rich Cummins, Columbia Basin College
    • William (Bill) Gay III, URS
    • Sandra Gladstone
    • Bob Hightower, Apollo
    • Kathleen Lawrence, LMFT
    • Ron Nelson, CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co.
    • Joel Ockey, Waddell & Reed
    • Dan Plung, Washington Closure-Hanford
    • Bob Rosselli, AGS/AECOM (Retired)
    • Bud Russell, Community First (Retired)
    • Tony Umek, AKU Enterprises, LLC

    For more information about how Columbia Industries benefits our community, email info@ColumbiaIndustries.com

    Columbia Industries, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, helps people with disabilities and other barriers to employment achieve their highest employment potential. This allows them to achieve self-sufficiency and contribute to the productivity of our community.

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