Tara Doyle-Enneking has accepted a position as CEO of the Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce, and has stepped down from her role as executive director. We thank Tara for her extraordinary leadership - raising over $350,000 during her tenure – and for protecting businesses by increasing the PAC’s influence in our community.
With this change, the board is thrilled to bring on two superstars to take our efforts to the next level. Meredith Neal has taken the role of PAC Administrator, and Amy Huebschman has joined us in a fundraising role.
Meredith is the Director of the Manufacturing Industrial Council (MIC) for the South Sound, which is the voice for the manufacturing, industrial and maritime community in the South Sound. The MIC is dedicated to safeguarding and improving people’s lives, creating a sustainable environment, and providing the jobs that anchor Washington’s economy.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning and Community Development from The Evergreen State College, and a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Antioch University. Previously she worked as a project manager for a general contractor who specialized in residential remodeling, and as an environmental planner for an engineering firm that focused on transportation and transit projects.
Meredith’s board service includes the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority Board, VP of YWCA Pierce County Board, Forterra Regional Leadership Council, and Washington-Hoyt Elementary PTA Board (most recently as PTA president.) Meredith previously served on the City of Tacoma Planning Commission, and ran for Tacoma City Council in 2017.
Amy Huebschman started working in politics in 2011 in DC with a job on the Hill in Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers office. She quickly learned her preference was for the political side, more than constituent services. After her time on the Hill, she started working for a fundraising firm called Bogart Associates. While there she helped in the efforts behind helping Steve Stivers (OH-15) becoming NRCC Chairman and Chairman of Foreign Affairs Ed Royce. While there, she signed her first client, then candidate, now Congressman Dan Newhouse (WA-04).
She started her firm, Red Strategies, in November of 2016, with Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Congressman John Curtis (UT-03) and Candidate Dino Rossi (WA-08) as her clients. She has raised over a million dollars since starting in November 2016. The Pacific Northwest and promoting pragmatic Republicans were the driving passions behind this endeavor. The yearning to be back in the Northwest did not lessen over her seven years in DC. She could not be happier to be back home and working with Enterprise Washington, House Republican Organizational Committee, Duane Davidson for State Treasurer and now the Tacoma Pierce County Business Alliance PAC.
We are thrilled to have both Meredith and Amy on our team, and we look forward to all that they will accomplish on behalf of the business community.