Board of Directors

The Renton Technical College Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of professionals in the RTC service area. Members serve 3 – year terms on the board. All board members serve on at least one Foundation committee; however, these committees are not limited to just board members.

Board Members
2012-2013

Rebecca Cherney - President
Rebecca Holverson Title/Organization: Vice President and Branch Manager, Columbia State Bank
Bio: Rebecca Holverson is the Vice President and Branch Manager of the Columbia State Bank in Renton, WA. Rebecca joined the board in September of 2010. She is actively involved with the Renton Community Foundation as a member of their Scholarship Committee. Rebecca is a Founding Board Member and Treasurer for “The Next Curve”, a new philanthropic organization developed to help build new participation in the Renton Community. She also is a member of Renton Rotary. Rebecca is passionate about giving back to her community and helping others achieve their dreams.

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Angela Wingate - Past President
Angela Wingate Title/Organization: Municipal Liaison Manager at Puget Sound Energy (PSE)
Bio: Angela joined the RTC Foundation Board in August 2010 and is a Municipal Liaison Manager for Puget Sound Energy (PSE) where she serves as the primary contact with local government agencies, Sound Transit and Washington State on larger, more sensitive, Special Projects throughout PSE’s service region. She ensures coordinated efforts so as to minimize project impacts upon facilities, resolves concerns, issues and questions relating from construction projects, schedules, tariffs, relocation of facilities, conversion of electrical overhead systems and negotiates various agreements. A native of Washington, Angela has lived in the Eastside since 1998 and is also actively involved as Board of Director for the Newcastle Chamber, Newcastle Days Committee Member and is a member of Leadership Eastside.


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Vice President - Open


Carol Simpson - Secretary
Carol Simpson Title/Organization: City Council Member, City of Newcastle

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Anne M Zvirblis - Treasurer
Anne Zvirblis Title/Organization: Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

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Gene Boyington
Gene Boyington Title/Organization: Branch Manager, W W. Grainger Inc.

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Dan Hammes
Dan Hammes Title/Organization: Director of Academic Support, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

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Andy Jacobs
Andy Jacobs Title/Organization: CEO, AJJ Consulting

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Iulia Zavodov
Iulia Zavodov Title/Organization: Accounts Payable, Renton Technical College

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Levi Bendele
Title/Organization: Bendele & Mendel Attorneys at Law

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Bret Hinton
Title/Organization: Boeing Aerospace Academic Alignment Team

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Ray Robles
Title/Organization: Northwest Kidney Centers

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Ex Officio Members

Steve Hanson
Title/Organization: President, Renton Technical College

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Melinda Merrell
Melinda Merrell Title/Organization: VP of Administration and Finance, Renton Technical College
Bio: Melinda has worked at RTC for the past 8 years and was recently promoted from Director of Financial Services to Vice President of Administration and Finance. She became a board member in September 2009. She was born and raised in the Renton area and after graduating high school, she enlisted in the Army. Melinda holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of North Florida.

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Heather Winfrey
Heather Winfrey Title/Organization: Director, Renton Technical College Foundation

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