AWB Institute focuses on an array of human resource and employment issues, including workforce development and education; workplace safety; environmental compliance; and competitiveness. The Institute advocates for public policy positions at the state and federal levels and develops best practices for Washington employers and members of AWB. The Institute also partners with the public sector employment and training system and public schools on partnerships to expose the current workforce, students and educators to the world of work.

AWB Institute is the non-profit 501(c)(3) arm affiliate of the Association of Washington Business.


To maximize the quality and availability of Washington’s workforce by providing information on the status of its workforce, developing programs to improve the quality of jobs and skills training and to bring together key partners to advance careers for all workers, increase business productivity and improve competitiveness.


A qualified, skilled worker available for every job opening in Washington state.


Amy K. Anderson


Board of Directors

Board Member Organization City
Creigh Agnew Slade Gorton International Policy Center Federal Way, WA
Doug Bayne Walla Walla Community College Foundation Walla Walla, WA
Rosemary Brester Hobart Machined Product, Inc. Hobart, WA
Kris Johnson Association of Washington Business Olympia, WA
Gena Wikstrom WA Federation of Private Career Schools and Colleges Redmond, WA

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1414 Cherry St SE, Olympia WA

PO Box 7933, Olympia WA 98507


Main Phone: 360.943.1600

Toll-free: 800.521.9325

Fax: 360.943.5811

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