The Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

Ambassadors

What Is An Ambassador

The primary mission of the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassadors program is the retention of existing Kirkland Chamber Members, enlistment of new members, and to serve as goodwill representatives of the chamber at a variety of functions. This energetic group helps maintain contact with other Chamber members while promoting the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce and its purpose.

Ambassadors attend Chamber events and serve as greeters at Chamber functions such as monthly Business After Hours, Luncheons, Ribbon Cuttings and Grand Openings as well as other Chamber activities. Ambassadors are the first contact that new members have upon joining the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce.

Ambassador Chairs

Will Wright co-chair ambassadors

Will Wright

Owner - Franchise Broker Team of Professionals

Will works with individuals and groups who are looking to start their own businesses and connects them with franchise concepts that fill their goals. Will shows Entrepreneurs how to achieve financial and lifestyle freedom. As a Franchise Broker, Will is uniquely trained, researched, and experienced with how to best serve you.

Troy Thiel

CEO The Thiel Group-Keller Williams Realty

Troy has over 25 years of experience as a leader in the Real Estate Industry as a Sales Consultant, CEO and active participant in Industry organizations. Troy knows what it takes to help the Thiel Team’s clients reach their Real Estate Goals!  They serve Individuals, Families, Investors, Builders and Developers and LOVE what they do!

Ambassadors

Kerry Read

Kerry Read

Senior Research Consultant - RedCloud Consulting Inc.

 

Kerry is an accomplished analytics and research expert with over 20 years of experience in Finance, Technology, and Consumer products. Check out her Financial Planning for Geeks blog!

Brenda Kauffman

Brenda Kauffman

Membership Director - Columbia Athletic Club

 

Brenda has been an active member of the Chamber since 1989 as well as an active member of the Kirkland Kiwanis Club.

Mary Maas

Mary Maas

Club Pesident - CEO Space International

 

Mary is also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland. She is a distributor of state-of-the-art health and wellness products.

JR Gillespie

JR Gillespie

Principal - Allstar Financial Insurance (AFI)

 

JR has been providing quality service in the Puget Sound region since 1993 offering health insurance and financial products.

Craig Gaudry

Craig Gaudry

Senior Global Real Estate Advisor - Realogics Sotheby's Int.

 

Craig has more than 25 years of experience in the real estate business. He lives with his family  in the Houghton neighborhood of Kirkland.