Marie has lived in the small community of Palouse for over 30 years. She comes to the Chamber with many different job experiences, and describes herself as a “Jane of all trades”. Marie has four children, Jennifer, Kristin, Matthew, and Mitchell, and three grandchildren. Marie is involved in Pullman 2040, Kiwanis, Palouse Audubon Society, Palouse Knowledge Corridor, Pullman Lions Club, and is a past chair of the Washington Chamber of Commerce Executives (WCCE). Staff Responsibilities: She is responsible to the Board of Directors for a full range of activities — coordination of the program of work; organizational structure and procedures; motivation of volunteering; income and expenditures; maintenance of membership; employment, training and supervision of staff; interpretation of policy; maintenance of quarters; and long and short-range planning. Marie enjoys the work of the chamber and believes that The Palouse is the best place to live, work and do business. “I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather be,” says Marie.
Kimberly grew up in Las Vegas and now lives in Pullman. She enjoys being an integral part of the Pullman Chamber and having increased involvement with the Pullman community and businesses. The office manager is responsible for the Chamber business activity, accounts payable, receivable, and payroll. She is also responsible for the Membership Directory, and corresponding with members through weekly newsletters and the Pullman Community Update. She coordinates the General Membership Luncheon each month, organizes workshops and participates in the many Chamber events and fundraisers.
Events Coordinator & Interim Tourism Director
Ireland graduated from Washington State University in December 2019 with a B.S. in Business Marketing. She lived in several states during her childhood, including Oregon, Texas, Georgia, Florida, and most recently Washington. Pullman has given her a home and community that she is proud to be a part of. As the Events Coordinator, she is responsible for several community events throughout the year, such as the annual Fourth of July Celebration, Music on Main, National Lentil Festival Grand Parade, Palouse Bike Week, and more. She hopes to provide Pullman locals and visitors with unique and unforgettable memories when they attend Chamber events! As Interim Tourism Director, Ireland is responsible for overall tourism and convention marketing programs as well as advertising for the city of Pullman and the Palouse Scenic Byway. She coordinates efforts with Washington State University, University of Idaho, Pullman and Moscow Hotels/Motels and the Moscow Chamber of Commerce to meet the needs of visitors to the Palouse, including fulfilling requests for visitor and relocation information. She is also involved in overseeing the Pullman Activities Guide, City Map and several brochures designed to enhance a visitor’s stay in Pullman.
415 N. Grand Ave.
Pullman, WA 99163