Independent Colleges of Washington, the statewide service association of 10 private nonprofit colleges and universities, has announced the appointment of seven new board members — including some names from the South Sound.

Kris Johnson, president and CEO of the Olympia-based Association of Washington Business, and Jamilia Sherls, director of health equity and community benefit at Tacoma’s MultiCare Health System, have joined ICW’s 37-member board. The other new members are Kevin Bouchey, owner of SKD Farms in Toppenish; Shaunta Hyde, managing director of community relations at Alaska Airlines; Lorrie Scott, vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Spokane’s Potlatch Corporation; Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes; and Tom Thoen, vice president at Wells Fargo’s Spokane operation.

In their new positions, Johnson and Sherls join the group’s board in promoting the state’s independent colleges and advocate for the value of higher education on the whole. Their tenures on the board are effective July 1.

Along with the announcement of Johnson and Sherls, ICW has also released a statement welcoming Allan Belton as the acting president of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.