Who we are

The Building Industry Association of Washington is the voice of the housing industry in the state of Washington.
The association is dedicated to ensuring and enhancing the vitality of the building industry for the benefit of its members and the housing needs of the citizens.

To accomplish this purpose, the association’s primary focus is to educate, influence and affect the legislative, regulatory, judicial and executive agencies of Washington’s government.
BIAW offers its membership those services which can best be provided on a statewide basis and disseminates information concerning the building industry to all members and the public.

BIAW Leadership

Sherry Schwab

BIAW President

Tracy Doriot

BIAW First Vice President

LouAnne Neill

BIAW Second Vice President

Nick Gilliland

BIAW Secretary

Rick Hjelm

Immediate Past President

BIAW Staff

Al Audette

Education and Workforce Director

ala@biaw.com
(360) 352-7800 ext. 105

Pam Hines

Finance and Human Resources Director

pamh@biaw.com
(360) 352-7800 ext. 104

Brenda Kwieciak

Administrative Services Director

brendak@biaw.com
(360) 352-7800 ext. 113

Jan Rohila

Administrative Services Director

janr@biaw.com
(360) 352-7800 ext. 101

Ben Bower

ROII Claims Services Director

benb@biaw.com
(360) 352-7800 ext. 117

Josie Cummings

Government Affairs Assistant Director

josiec@biaw.com
(360) 352-7800 ext. 163

Alan Gruse

ROII Litigation and Investigations Manager

alang@biaw.com
(360) 352-7800 ext. 144

Damen Jeg

Government Affairs Coordinator

Damenj@biaw.com
(360) 352-7800 ext. 114

Kristeen Johnson

ROII Underwriting/Field Services Manager

krisj@biaw.com
(360) 352-7800 ext. 119

Bob White

ROII Safety Services Director

bobw@biaw.com
(360) 352-7800 ext. 109

Bailee Wicks

Communications Writer & Editor

baileew@biaw.com
(360) 352-7800 ext. 143

Employment Opportunities

BIAW is the voice of the housing industry and the state’s largest trade association. We are dedicated to ensuring and enhancing the vitality of the building industry for the benefit of members and the housing needs of citizens.

We represent our home building members to promote pro-housing and pro-business interests and serve our members through government affairs, legal support, continuing education, codes and regulations, R.O.I.I.® Select (BIAW’s retro workers’ comp program), health insurance and more.

BIAW is an exciting and challenging place to work with opportunities for advancement and professional development. Check back regularly for open positions.