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Alisha Benson

Greater Spokane Incorporated
Chief Operations Officer
Alisha Benson is the Chief Operations Officer for Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI).  Alisha has been with GSI for 10 years. During her time at GSI, she has held roles as Membership Director, VP of Education & Workforce, Executive Director of Spokane STEM, and interim CEO. GSI is the regional business development organization in the Spokane region whose mission is to lead transformative business and community initiatives to build a robust regional economy. As COO, Alisha provides organization wide leadership, strategy, operations and management.
Benson serves on the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Board of Trustees, and co-chair’s their Education & Talent Development Division. She also serves on the boards of the Multicare Community Partnership Fund, Spokane County United Way, Spokane STEM and Associated Industries. She graduated with a BA from Washington State University. She is married and a mother to a 7 year old daughter and 2 year old son. She loves sports, hiking, camping and anything that involves the outdoors.