WPC's Young Professionals Group

Educating, engaging, empowering the next generation of free-market leaders in Washington State. 

Washington Policy Center (WPC) Young Professionals group engages and educates future leaders about sound policy while advancing free-market solutions through relationship building, events and outreach.

WPC's Young Professionals group works to educate young business and community leaders about public policy issues facing our state, from environmental issues to education to health care. WPC strives to get young people involved in policy, knowing that ideas, supported by sound research, over time create an environment in which sound public policy decisions are made.

Young Professionals receive all of our publications and invitations to all of our conferences and events. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with key national and local policymakers and business leaders, as well as network with other young professionals in our region. Join us today!

College Student Level ($20)
Quarterly Policy Note mailings, weekly emails with issue updates, quarterly Viewpoint magazines, invitations to general WPC events & Young Professionals gatherings.

Recent Graduate Level ($35)
Quarterly Policy Note mailings, weekly emails with issue updates,
quarterly Viewpoint magazines, invitations to general WPC events & Young Professionals gatherings.

Young Professional Level ($100)

($1,000 WPC support level for non-Young Professionals) Invitations to private, hosted WPC policy events with leading policymakers, Quarterly Policy Note mailings, weekly emails with issue updates, quarterly Viewpoint magazines, and invitations to general WPC events. Additionally, Young Professionals receive discounts on tables for WPC events, including the Annual Dinner.

Join WPC's Young Professionals!

Young Professionals Advisory Board  

Nathan Rimmer, Chairman, Pistol Creek Company

Samantha Bowman, Vice ChairMicrosoft Global Cash Management 

Chris Bell, NAI Black – Spokane

Katie Bering

Austin Bowlin, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Carson Bowlin, Heartland, LLC 

Eric Curtiss, CPA, MPAcc, Berntson Porter & Company

Anne Delaney, Columbia Pacific Advisors 

Eric Garcia, Discovery Institute

Steve Hooper, Kigo Kitchen

Alec Kimble, PACCAR Parts  

Kate Lampson, Lampson International

Jeff McMorris, Chief of Staff, King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert

Benjamin Petter, Gibraltar Construction

Aymeric Prieur, CPA, Starbucks

Chris Reigelsperger, National Electrical Contractors Association

Alison Rindlaub Chester, Wells Fargo

Matthew Scott, Scott Coatings

Nathan Talbot, Talbot Financial 

Isaac Wells, Private, POW, Inc.


We are excited to introduce a new club at the University of Washington! WPC Young Professionals @ UW works to educate, engage and empower college students on public policy issues through events and outreach. We encourage all Puget Sound area college students (you do not need to be a UW student to join) to join the club by clicking here. 

The club's kickoff event on March 6, 2014 was held at a popular local restaurant in Seattle’s University District. WPC Board Chairman Greg Porter, President Dann Mead Smith and other board members were in attendance, giving the packed room of students an overview of the mission of WPC and the importance of investing in the next generation of leaders.

On April 2, 2014, the WPC Young Professionals at UW co-presented a statewide debate series with WPC's Young Professinals group that packed Kane Hall at the University of Washington with more than 300 students, elected officials and interested citizens. Attendees heard from a unique group of panelists including WSJ's Stephen Moore, Center for American Progress' Sarah Jane Glynn, economic experts, local legislators and business owners. Moderating in Seattle was Seattle Top Story's Robert Mak.

On May 28, WPC Young Professionals @ UW hosted their end-of-year networking event at The Landing in The U-District. Over appetizers and drinks, club members heard from business and policy leaders including:

  • Greg Porter, CPA, WPC Chairman & President of Berntson Porter Wealth Management;
  • Rep. Hans Zeiger, 29 year-old, two-term state legislator, Puyallup – 25th legislative district;
  • John Otter; WPC Board Member & President/CEO of CBC Partners, LLC; and
  • Melanie Stambaugh, 23 year-old small business owner, former WPC intern & candidate for state legislature in Pierce County.

Visit the club's website at www.wpcypuw.com 
or join the club by clicking here. 
Contact YP@UW President at ypsatuw [at] gmail [dot] com.