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Stephen Bean

Board Member

Mr. Bean has been a private practice attorney since 1965 and is a senior partner at Bean Gentry Wheeler & Peternell, PLLC, the largest law firm in Thurston County.

His practice emphasizes the representation of the business community and the professional community. He is an active fundraiser for the community, having served as auctioneer for South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia Downtown Rotary Club, Behavioral Health Resources, the Boys and Girls Club of Olympia, Olympia Symphony Orchestra, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Guild and the Junior League of Olympia among others and has helped raise nearly $1M for these organizations to date. He has served as President of the Thurston County Bar Association, Patrons of South Sound Cultural Arts, and the Rotary Club of Olympia. Additionally, he has earned the Thurston County Bar Association’s Daniel Bigelow Award, the highest honor among Thurston County attorneys, and the Rotary Club’s highest honor for "Service Above Self". Mr. Bean has also been selected by his peers as a "Super Lawyer" for many years.

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