Discover Burien hires executive director

Bruce Wynn

Bruce Wynn will be Discover Burien’s new executive director.

The Discover Burien Association is a non-profit organization working on economic development, business recruitment and retention, education, promotion and marketing in the Burien community.

Wynn is the former executive director of the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce and the Interbay Neighborhood Association.

He said he is excited to be a part of Burien’s continued development.

“I’ve been impressed by how interesting and vibrant Burien has become,” Wynn said in a press release. “The boutique shops, restaurants, community resources, City Hall, parks and a host of large and small businesses makes Burien a one-stop-serves-all-town. I want to do for Burien what I’ve done for Kirkland.”

The Discover Burien Board of Directors felt that Mr. Wynn’s experience, his upbeat personality and his excitement for the opportunities to further the orgnaization’s mission, vision and programs was a perfect fit, according to the press release.

“The staff at Discover Burien are very eager to work with Bruce in the coming months,” Acting Executive Director Denise Ferguson said. “It has been my pleasure to fill in as the interim ED, and I look forward to continuing with the organization as part of the team.”

Wynn will start work in early March, and one of the first opportunities to meet him will be at the 13th Annual Fundraising Auction and Dinner at 6 p.m. March 10.

For tickets or more information, call 206-433-2882.

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