By Brian Benedetti, Director of Marketing & Communications
PUYALLUP, WASH. – Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Brett Willis to the Pierce College Board of Trustees. Mr. Willis replaces Marcus S. Gaspard, who has been on the board since 2006 and was instrumental in establishing Pierce College Puyallup.
“We welcome Mr. Willis to the Board and are looking forward to the expertise and insights he brings to The Pierce College District. With many connections to the College, he is a well-known and respected leader in Puyallup. We are pleased that Governor Inslee has appointed someone of Mr. Willis’ stature,” says Board chair Angie Roarty.
Willis is the Chief Operating Officer for Tacoma/Valley Radiation Oncology Centers, a growing and cutting-edge radiation oncology group that has served Western Washington cancer patients and their families for more than 30 years. Mr. Willis spent 28 years in commercial banking before assuming his position with TVRO in 2008. He also is active in civic organizations and served in leadership positions in the Tacoma Sunrise Rotary Club, on the Board of Directors of Good Samaritan Hospital and on the Board of Trustees Directors of the Tacoma Art Museum.
“I am honored to be appointed by Governor Inslee,” Willis says. “Pierce College is such a vital and important part of Pierce County, providing educational and cultural opportunities for everyone. I am humbled to be joining such a well-functioning Board and hope that I can contribute.” Willis adds, “Having known Marc Gaspard for years and worked with him on boards before, his shoes are certainly tough to fill, and he will be missed.”
Willis’ first Board meeting at Pierce College is Nov. 13, 2013.