Term Expires: September 30, 2020
Marty Dickinson was appointed to the Board of Regents in September, 2018. She is a leading marketing executive who has guided the growth of a number of Spokane’s business and civic organizations. Regent Dickinson also played a key role in the creation of Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.
A WSU graduate and native of Spokane, Regent Dickinson has held executive positions with the Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Spokane Partnership, and Sterling Savings-Umpqua Bank. She also spearheaded the successful Leaders for a WSU Medical School effort to change the state charter to let WSU teach medicine.
Before joining Sterling Bank in 2011, Regent Dickinson served as the president of the Downtown Spokane Partnership for six years, where she helped attract more than $3 billion in urban reinvestment to enhance the city’s downtown district. Her private sector work includes key management and high level marketing roles in the telecommunications industry at NEXTLINK, XO Communications, Cellular One, and AT&T Wireless. She most recently formed her own consulting company, Skye Strategies. Her clients include Greater Spokane Incorporated, where she is guiding the realignment of the organization’s economic development efforts.
Regent Dickinson has served on the boards of several community organizations, including the advisory boards for WSU Spokane and College of Medicine, the Spokane Public Facilities District, the State of Washington Regence/Blue Shield Foundation, Greater Spokane Incorporated, and the Association of Washington Businesses.