Get to know other GSBA members, expand your referral base, share your skills and learn new ones by volunteering with GSBA. Apply to serve on a committee, volunteer at one of our annual gala events or interview scholarship applicants. Volunteering with GSBA is a great way to meet people and make new connections. To find out more information or apply to be on one of these committees, please contact us by email or at 206.363.9188.
GSBA ambassadors promote the role of GSBA in the community by welcoming new members, encouraging current members to maximize their membership and assisting in increasing engagement of new and existing members. For more information about becoming a GSBA ambassador contact us at 206.363.9188.
Our current ambassadors are waiting to welcome you at the next GSBA event.
Jason Bergevin, Holmquist & Gardiner PLLC
Kevin Bohnert, Windermere Real Estate
Darrin Brown, US Bank
Randy Card, First Financial Northwest Bank
Ryan Ceurvorst, Tango Foxtrot
Kyle Curtis, Liberty Mutual
Nikki Dickerson, First Financial Northwest Bank
Steve Gunn, Wells Fargo Advisors
David Hernández, New York Life Insurance Company
Rob Macauley, 1st Security Bank
Meridian Mayer, Seattle Storm
Jill Nichols-Hicks, Isagenix
Laureli Shimayo, ThriveWise & ThriveTypes
Kyle Smith, Cruise Planners
Tom Thorogood, Amazon
Masoud Torabi, US Bank
Tomoyuki Uehara, New York Life Insurance Company
Lisa Wierzbicki, Aflac
EQUALUX: The TASTE of GSBA
Our signature event, this gala dinner and auction spotlights member restaurants, bars and caterers coming together to raise money for the GSBA Scholarship Fund.
Business and Humanitarian Awards Dinner
The Business and Humanitarian Awards recognize excellence, leadership and philanthropy in the GSBA business and nonprofit communities.
GSBA Scholars Dinner
GSBA celebrates the best and brightest LGBTQ and allied students by awarding educational scholarships at this inspirational and unforgettable dinner.
GSBA participates in multiple Pride celebrations around Seattle. These festivals and parades are our opportunity to hand out the new annual Guide & Directory and promote the work GSBA does throughout the year.
Please contact us for details.
Membership, Outreach and Engagement (MOE)
Charter: Deliver excellent member benefits by understanding the needs of constituents; sponsoring programs which foster business connections and provide education around civic and business issues and ensure GSBA is a welcoming, inclusive business chamber promoting equality, diversity, collaboration and brand loyalty.
Chair: Dena Levine, DML Insurance
Public Policy Task Force
To position the organization as an advocate and credible resource of valuable information to educate on and influence issues, public policies, programs and services that advance the vision and mission of GSBA.
Chair: Bryan Adamson, Seattle University
Be a GSBA Scholarship interviewer and take part in the powerful experience of investing in the next generation of leaders. As an interviewer, you will read applications and work with a team to select the final scholarship recipients. For more information, please contact Travis Mears
, Director of Development & Scholarship Programs.
Seattle Entrepreneurial Women (SEW)
GSBA’s initiative to bring women business owners together to discuss business resource and skill-sharing, advocacy and representation of women small business owners, mentorship opportunities for aspiring women entrepreneurs, and visibility within the community.
To ensure the success of this important group, GSBA provides administrative and logistical support. As issues and concerns are raised, GSBA’s Public Policy Task Force and Small Business Council ensure these issues are brought before appropriate elected officials and government agencies. Given GSBA’s vast nonprofit, government, and small business networks, we are excited to be able to provide speakers, support and resources to SEW.
Seattle Entrepreneurial Women is open to all women who independently own their business and are current GSBA members.
For more information, please contact us by email
or at 206.363.9188.
The YPP Advisory Council
The Young Professionals with Pride Advisory Council (YPPAC) works closely with GSBA staff and Board to ensure that YPP is meeting the needs and interests of young professionals in the greater Seattle area. This advisory committee is responsible for overseeing the programming and direction of YPP. They also help to identify program content, speakers and community partnerships for YPP and promote these events to the broader community. To learn more about getting involved, please contact us