Board of Directors

The EWU Foundation board of directors provides oversight for the work of the Foundation. The Board determines the goals and objectives of specific fund raising initiatives, sets policy with regard to investments and spending and ensures that proper attention is paid to stewardship of gifts already received. Directors are elected to serve a three-year term of office. Directors can serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of all of our volunteers.


Alexis AlexanderAlexis Alexander ’14 CSTEM
Spokane River Manager
Avista Corporation

Gordon BudkeGordon Budke '63 CBPA
Budke Consulting
EWUF Audit Chair

Shelly ColombShelly Colomb '05 CBPA
VP Commercial Banking Team Leader
US Bank

Mike EkinsMike Ekins '68 CBPA
Interface Commercial Capital, Inc.
(EWUF Chair)

Jana Erny Jana Erny 
VP, Retail Lending
Numerica Credit Union

John Francisco John Francisco ’86 CBPA
Chief of Energy Resources
Inland Power & Light

Karla GehlenKarla Gehlen '85 CBPA
Corporate Human Resources Manager, Itron

Otto GuardadoOtto Guardado '95 CALE
Financial Advisor
Ameriprise Financial – Guardado and Lander

Krisann HatchKrisann Hatch '88 CBPA
Regional Manager
Washington Employers
(EWUF Treasurer)

Margo Hill Margo Hill ’08 CBPA
Assistant Professor
Eastern Washington University

Craig Hult Craig Hult
Surgical Specialists of Spokane

Claudette KenmirClaudette Kenmir ’84 CBPA
VP Regional General Manager
Physicians Insurance

Photo not availableJay Kirkpatrick ’98 CSS
Wealth Management Advisor
Merrill Lynch

Rich Marll Rich Marll ’95 CBPA
Director, Human Resources
(EWUF Secretary)

Richard Mount Richard Mount 
Witherspoon Kelley

Mike MumfordMike Mumford '81 CBPA
Vice President
UBS Financial Services

Yvonne Smith Yvonne Smith ’88 CALE
Spa Director
Northern Quest Casino & Resort

Jeff StannardJeff Stannard ’91 CSS
EWUAA Representative
Customer Development Manager
Mondelēz International

Steve StoreySteve Storey ’76 CBPA
VP Commercial Lending
HomeStreet Bank

Mark ThompsonMark Thompson '86 CBPA
Vice President/Commercial Banking Officer
Wheatland Bank
(EWUF Vice Chair)

Tom TiffanyTom Tiffany '65 CSHE
Retired President/CEO
Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories

Brett WrightBrett Wright
Sr. Manager of Community Engagement & Intelligence
Autodesk Inc

Robert WhaleyHon. Judge Robert Whaley
United States District Judge
(BOT Representative)

Non-Directors (committee only)

Benji EstrelladoBenji Estrellado ’87 CBPA
Associate Broker/Marketing Representative
Cheney Realty, Inc.

Michelle HegeMichelle Hege'95 CSBS
Desautel Hege Communications

Ex-Officio (non-voting)

Mary Cullinan, PhDMary Cullinan, PhD
Eastern Washington University

Angela JonesAngela Jones, JD
Vice President, University Advancement
Executive Director, EWU Foundation

*An administrative fee of up to 5% will apply to your donation.
This fee provides essential operational support for the EWU Foundation. Please visit Foundation Fees Policy for more information.