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Jan Wigen

Jan Wigen, retired senior principal and consultant at Mercer Health & Benefits, has been appointed to Community Colleges and Spokane’s Board of Trustees by Gov. Jay Inslee. She completes the unexpired term of Ed Morgan, who resigned from the board.
A graduate of Whitworth University, Wigen has a bachelor’s degree in history. She also holds a master’s degree in organization leadership from Gonzaga University.
Wigen retired from Mercer Health & Benefits in 2014 after 15 years. Prior to that, from 1991 to 1999, she served as the development officer for the Eastern Washington Historical Society/Cheney-Cowles Museum and Campbell House (now known as the Northwest Museum of Art and Culture or The MAC). Wigen also worked as director of development/community relations for the Museum of Native American Cultures (1987-91), Foundation Health Plan-Spokane Division director of marketing (1985-87) and as an account executive for Medical Service Corporation of Eastern Washington (1982-85).
Jan Wigen

In the community, Wigen graduated from Leadership Spokane in 1985 and has been an active volunteer with a variety of organizations including Spokane Business Assisting Scholarship Excellence (1994-99), Momentum (1991-present), St. Luke’s Hospital advisory board (1991-94), YMCA of the Inland Northwest (1986-92), Spokane Chamber of Commerce (1986-93), United Way of Spokane (1979-85) and Spokane Food Bank (1982-85). She also has chaired Rotary Club 21’s civic affairs committee (1993) and served as a governor-appointed commissioner on the Washington State Lottery Commission (1990-96).