Board of Directors


Marty Conger

Conger recently retired from Battelle/PNNL after 42 years, with the last 12 years as CFO. He has expertise investing including ~$5B in retirement funds; bond financing; leading finance, contract & IT functions and wining Lab bids/leading M&A transitions. Conger is on the Fuse board, as well as several laboratory boards and committees for Battelle, and is a past chair of Tri-City Regional Chamber.


Brett Spooner

An Angel investor, tech enthusiast, and serial entrepreneur; Spooner is the founder and CEO of Gravis Law and cofounder of Fuse. He is the founder and CEO of Manage Squared (legal software), and owner of Solar Spirits (craft distillery); He serves on the Board of Tri-Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce, Gesa Credit Union, Wildland Labs and State of Motion; he also teaches business law at WSU-Tri Cities,  Columbia Basin College, Fuse and Launch University.


Ron Boninger

Expertise in entrepreneurship, small business growth and capital formation. CEO of startup up Carbitex, making flexible carbon fiber products; founder of Stillmore, LLC, local real estate and startup investment firm; owner/founder of Three Rivers Holding, LLC.


David Lippes

Active entrepreneur, angel investor and real estate developer; founder TiLite wheelchair company (sold to Permobil); co-founder, retailer of durable medical equipment; serves on boards of Carbitex, Humming Hemp, J. Bookwalter Winery, (chronic disease software company), Boost Builds LLC (real estate developer), and Adam Lippes LLC,  (New York-based luxury fashion brand).


Meghan Chalk

President of Iron Mountain Management a project management company since 2014; Chalk is a local entrepreneur with the gift of service and love of community; Certified Project Management Professional; graduate of the U.S. Small Business Administration Emerging Leaders program; serves on Executive Committee and Board of Tri-Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce.