Board of Directors
Nancy Jean Hake, President
Vice President, Washington Trust Bank
My support of our libraries extends from my childhood when I participated in summer reading programs to my time spent studying in the library for college exams to taking my children as youngsters to story time at our local library. My family continues to use the library as a means for growth and enjoyment.
Marnie Schroer, Vice President
Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley
I have lived in Spokane since 1995 and enjoy the city’s mix of urban amenities and access to open spaces (a feature I appreciate, having spent my childhood in Casper, Wyoming).
While my career is in finance, I also hold a graduate degree in American Studies which influences my view of the library both as a source of the books I love and as a cultural institution serving multiple functions (access to information resources, physical shelter, educational support, etc.) within a rapidly changing media and cultural environment.
William O. Etter, Secretary
Attorney, Witherspoon Kelley
I received my law degree from the University of Arizona in 2009 and a Masters of Laws in taxation from New York University in 2010. I am a trustee for the Spokane County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division and also serve on the board of the Salvation Army of Spokane and the Spokane Scholars Foundation.
Born and raised in Spokane, I have been an avid patron of the Spokane Public Library for as long as I can remember.
Dr. Steven Gering
Chief Academic Officer, Spokane Public Schools
I have been involved in education for the past twenty years. Before becoming Chief Academic Officer, I was a teacher, a building assistant principal, a principal, a district assessment and evaluation director. I am responsible for improving student achievement in Spokane Public Schools by working with administrators, instructional staff and members of the assessment department.
Assistant Vice President, Office Manager, Washington Capital Management, Inc.
Growing up in Coeur d’Alene, walking to the library and checking out as many books as I could carry is one of my favorite memories as a child. It was a safe place to explore all that your imagination could envision. I am an avid reader and recognize and support the importance of maintaining libraries in our community. I love the many services and offerings of the Spokane Public Library.
Business Development Manager, Numerica Credit Union
I am a life-long resident of Spokane and have been employed with Numerica Credit Union since 2006. I have a genuine commitment to serve the community and have been on numerous boards and committees. I’ve been involved with Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation, Spokane District Dental Society Foundation, Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners, Greater Spokane Incorporated, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, and many more. I have my undergraduate degree from EWU and an MBA from the University of Idaho.
Attorney, Witherspoon Kelley
Ever since I was read to in elementary school, libraries have been a place to learn and collaborate. In addition to being a Library Foundation board member since 2010, I am also a Spokane Public Library Board of Trustee.