Breakfast meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at the Mukilteo Staybridge Suites from 7:30 – 9:00 am. We have special guest speakers at each breakfast. This month Rich White of Boeing will be speaking. $20 member/$25 non-member.
Title: 2017 Update – Boeing in Washington
Provide your group a front seat look at what things are happening now and planned right over the horizon here in Washington State. Boeing is now looking forward to its second 100 years and we want to celebrate and thank you, our community leaders and groups for the key role in creating the business environment for Boeing and many other innovation based companies to become established and thrive here in Washington. We also want you to know how important you’re continuing support is as competition intensifies from aerospace and technology companies from all over the globe. And to help you stay informed we would like to offer your members to enroll in our special “Boeing in Washington” online newsletter.
Rich White is a Government Relations manager for The Boeing Company. In this position, he is responsible for representing the company before elected and appointed public officials and their staffs, industry and business association executives and political community-based organizations in the Central Puget Sound region. He acts as the primary company focal for negotiating and influencing government relations’ policy on external issues and he provides political strategy and advice to company management. White also develops and implements legislative and regulatory programs to ensure that the business interests of the company are reflected to the best advantage.
Prior to joining The Boeing Company, White was the director of government affairs for the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, where he oversaw the development and implementation of the chamber’s policy positions. White also acted as the chamber’s lobbyist both regionally and in Olympia, Wash..
White also has worked in Olympia for the state Senate Republican caucus and as the Washington field director for the Dole/Kemp Presidential Campaign. He previously worked for former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton in both Washington D.C. and the state of Washington.
White is a graduate of the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a master’s degree in public administration from the Evans School of Public Affairs. He was a 2005 Marshall Memorial Fellow and is a 2000 graduate of Leadership Tomorrow.
White’s current activities and volunteer experiences include serving on the Board of Directors for the Everett Public Library, Schack Art Center, Everett Public Schools Foundation, Associate Oregon Industries and nearly a dozen other groups, chambers and agencies.