Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston Economic Development CouncilThurston Economic Development Council (EDC) is pleased to introduce Jace Munson as President, and Reid Bates, Vice President, of the Thurston EDC Board of Directors. Both commenced their position at the beginning of this year, for a 2-year term that runs through the end of 2014.“The EDC has a long history of strong Board leadership. Both Jace and Reid possess a strong working knowledge of the Thurston County’s economy. Jace has long been recognized as one of the region’s premier leaders in his economic sector, and brings a solid background in business and community development. I am looking forward to working with Jace as our president – and I am confident that the EDC, with his leadership, will continue to see success in our efforts to recruit employment, retain our local business, and expand market opportunities,” says Michael Cade, Executive Director of the EDC.Jace Munson is the Principal and CEO of Berschauer Phillips Construction Company, a family-owned general contracting firm in Tumwater, WA. He has been with Berschauer Phillips for 18 years, and has extensive experience in general contracting and construction management services for private sector, governmental and public works clients. Mr. Munson has been a member of the Thurston EDC board since 2004.Reid Bates is the Managing Partner of Express Employment Professionals of Olympia, a recruiting and staffing firm in the South Puget Sound area. He has been with Express Employment for 6 years, and has extensive corporate management experience. He has been on the Thurston EDC board of Directors since 2010.We welcome both Mr. Munson and Mr. Bates to their respective roles, and look forward to their guidance as we continue our economic and community development work in Thurston County.