Meet Our Board Of Directors!
owen Berglund, president of the board
Brett Barnes, Past President
Hello, my name is Brett M. Barnes, and I am from Tacoma, Washington. After graduating from Western Washington University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science, I accepted a job at Hanford. I have worked at Hanford for 29 years in the environmental field. I am currently an Environmental Compliance Officer for Mission Support Alliance. I have been a member of the Mid-Columbia Leadership Development Association (MCLDA) since 2002. During my tenure with MCLDA, I have served as President (twice), past-president (twice), Vice President of Programs and Operations, Vice President of Professional Development, Vice President of Member Relations, Vice President of Community Service, and served on the board of directors (twice). I received Member of the Year award in 2005. I am also a U.S. Navy Veteran. I served in the Navy from 1979 to 1984 and served in the U.S. Navy Reserves from 1984 to 1990. I enjoy supporting our chapter. We do great things for our members such as continuing training on how to be better leaders and our support for various philanthropy organizations.