About Us

Our mission is to be a welcoming community of diverse professionals serving family businesses.

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Northwest Family Business Advisors

NWFBA is a membership organization that provides educational and collaborative opportunities for family business professionals, including: attorneys, accountants, bankers, family consultants, health care managers and advocates, investment managers, HR professionals, business psychologists and management consultants.

Becoming a member of Northwest Family Business Advisors is a great business decision. This is a collegial organization.

Programs and events offer networking opportunities, learning, and collaborative experiences for personal and professional growth. We are always looking to add qualified and competent professionals to our membership.

Our members tell us that collaboration and connection with other professionals is highly valuable and thus enhances their ability to provide resources to their family business clients.

NWFBA provides educational programming for its members, family business owners and executives, and the general public.

Members also benefit from member discounts and a personalized listing in our online member directory.

For more information, check out our member benefits below.

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Bhaj Townsend
NWFBA President
Focus and Sustain

Vice Chair




Program Chair and Committee Members

Craig Dickens
NWFBA Program Chair
Merit Investment Bank

Membership Chair and Committee Members

Bruce Follansbee
NWFBA Membership Chair
Expense Reduction Analysts

Board Members At Large

Seth Shapiro
USI Kibble & Prentice

Lynell Smith
Banner Bank

Michelle Lee
Umpqua Bank

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