(360) 943-9198 info@retailassociation.org


Washington Retail Association

P O BOX 2227

618 Quince St SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Email: info@retailassociation.org

Phone: (360) 943-9198


The Washington Retail Association (WRA) was established in 1987 by merchants concerned with advancing and safeguarding the well being of the retail industry. Today the Association is recognized by merchants, legislators, state officials and other trade groups as a powerful and effective spokesperson for the retail industry.

WRA is the only association in Washington formed exclusively to advocate the unique interest of the retailing industry on state legislative and regulatory issues. Our strength is in our numbers and in the diversity of our membership. WRA represents over 3,500 retail storefronts. Our roster includes all types of retailers in all parts of the state, including the largest national chains to the smallest independent businesses. Members include wholesalers, dealers, professional services, and mall owners & operators.

The Association is affiliated nationally with the National Retail Federation, the Food Marketing Institute, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the Retail Industry Leaders Association and the Council of State Retail Association Executives. WRA has strong partnerships with local chambers of commerce as well as the state chamber, the Association of Washington Business.

WRA Invites You to Join Us

Your membership investment helps provide the necessary budget to make the work of the Washington Retail Association more effective. Join us in keeping the retail industry healthy and prosperous! Help shape the future of retailing in Washington.




WRA is the only organization that looks at every legislative bill and state agency regulation proposed, year round, from an exclusively retail perspective to make sure that they do not negatively impact the retail industry.


Members are kept up-to-date through the Association’s annual newsletter, The Washington Retailer, a weekly legislative E-newsletter, The Win and special interest alerts.



When you have a problem with state government, WRA is your contact in Olympia. Let us help you find the answer, or direct you to someone who can.


Renée Sunde, President/CEO

Renée Sunde succeeded the retired Jan Teague as President/CEO of the Washington Retail Association in October 2017.  Click to read her full bio.

Mark Johnson, Vice President | Government Affairs

Mark is responsible for the strategic development of the Government Affairs activities of the WRA. Click to read his full bio.

Jim Szymanski, Director | Communications

Jim is responsible for helping to support lobbying on behalf of association policy initiatives. Click to read his full bio.

Tammie Hetrick, Chief Operating Officer

Tammie is focused on leading and providing the wide-variety of services that the WRA provides. Click here to read her full bio.

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