Dec 05, 2023  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Foundation and Advisory Council

The Renton Technical College Foundation 

Renton Technical College Foundation Website

The mission of the RTC Foundation (RTCF) is to support career training, educational advancement, and program success at Renton Technical College. Founded in 1994, the RTCF is a 501(c)(3) public charity, classified under IRC sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1). The Foundation is part of the Office of the President and is governed by a separate volunteer Board of Directors

What we do 

We provide scholarships and grants to students and develop resources for RTC’s award-winning and nationally recognized programs and faculty. 

How we do this 

We work to build business and industry partnerships, and to raise awareness of the vital role RTC plays in our regional economy. By expanding the Foundation’s fundraising capacity, we serve the College’s overarching vision to improve lives through career advancement and lifelong learning. 

If you would like more information on how to invest in student success, please contact Carrie Shaw, Foundation Executive Director, at (425) 235-2415 or email her at

Foundation Board of Directors 

Brenda Collons - President 
Owner, Collons Communications
Appointed: September 2018
Reba Haas - Vice President of Membership 
CEO/Lead Realtor
Team Reba of RE/MAX Metro Eastside 
Appointed: May, 2016 
Lori Inman - Vice President of Development 
Director of Marketing 3rd Party Games Xbox
Microsoft Corporation
Appointed: January 2020
Bonnie Nichols - Vice President of Finance 
Enterprise Support Services
Ernst and Young LLP
Appointed: 2016
Susan Palmer - Secretary-Treasurer
International Association of Machinists &
Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 751 (Retired)
Appointed: November 2016
Resigned July 2021
Brent Camann
Vice President, Asset Management + Business
Q Hospitality Management
Appointed: January 2018
Fernando Del Valle
Albert Lee Appliances (Retired)
Appointed: March 2018
Chae Kim
Chief Financial Officer
Legacy Group Interiors
Appointed: March 2018
Batholomew Kimani
RTC Faculty - Precision Machining
Appointed: September 2019
Marco Manuello
Vice President - Technology
Gesa Credit Union
Appointed: August 2020
June Stacey-Clemons 
Higher Education Consultant 
Appointed: February, 2016 
Warren Takata 
Interim Dean of Workforce & Apprenticeship
Appointed: September, 2017
Resigned: July 2021
Jay Townsend 
First Financial Northwest Bank 
Appointed: February, 2016 
Kim-Khanh Van
Attorney and Renton CIty Councilmember
Appointed: August 2020


Student Representatives - appointed November 2019

  • Jane-Erika Bangcuyo
  • An Hoang

Ex-Officio Members 

Dr. Kevin McCarthy 
RTC President 

Jacob Jackson
Interim Vice President, Finance & Administration
Renton Technical College

Carrie Shaw 
RTC Foundation Executive Director 

The Renton Technical College Advisory Council

A key contributor to the college’s success in training students is its advisory committees. The RTC Advisory Council, whose membership consists of volunteers from business, industry, labor, and community-based organizations, advises administration on issues related to all of its instructional programs. Special emphasis is placed on Carl D. Perkins and Worker Retraining programs. 

Professional-technical programs, apprenticeship programs and non-professional-technical programs are also served by separate program advisory committees, which are comprised of volunteer representatives from management and labor who are currently working in the applicable field. These committees work with faculty and administration to ensure that program content is consistent with current employment needs; recommend competent journey level workers and technicians as instructors; assess the adequacy of facilities, supplies, materials and equipment; monitor each program’s placement record; and evaluate overall program performance. Annually, each committee specifies in writing whether a program should be expanded, curtailed, maintained or abolished. These dedicated advisory committee members volunteer their time and energy to ensure that the college provides quality education. 

Advisory Council

Kevin Cloud
Suzanne Dale Estey (Chair)
Dale Estey Partnerships, Strategy, and Results
Diane Dobson
Renton Chamber of Commerce
Bradley Flanagan
Jacob Jackson
Cliff Long
City of Renton
Liz Nolan
Valley Medical
Susan Palmer
Board of Trustees
Todd Pierce
Tami Rable
Kevin Smith
Renton School District
Bill VanDyck
Jeff Yarbrough