Through passionate service and leadership in various community groups in the South Puget Sound area, Bill Fishburn has supported many people and helped bolster the Olympia Latinx community. A lifelong Washingtonian, Bill Fishburn grew up in Spokane, Washington. Later, he studied at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical and astronautical engineering. Eventually, he also attended the University of California, Berkeley, to earn his Master of Science in mechanical engineering. With the knowledge from his studies, Fishburn was hired by Intel in 1995 as a manufacturing team leader.
From those years until now, Fishburn has remained in Washington. As such, his involvement with his local community has only grown. In 2002, he became active in the Boy Scouts of America, for which he has now been a troop committee member and a high adventure coordinator and contingent leader. Likewise, since 2015, he has been a board member and part of the Board Development Committee for the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. He acts as a representative of the region’s Latinx population. At around that time, he continued to work for Intel and had been promoted many times. During his time at Intel, Fishburn had also started an Intel Latino Network, ultimately representing Intel at the Hispanic Roundtable, a non-profit aimed at strengthening and elevating the local Latinx community in the South Puget Sound area. Later taking a larger role in the Hispanic Roundtable, he soon joined and chaired its registration committee. In time, he assumed the title and responsibilities of the treasurer and eventually the president of the organization. In 2016, Fishburn continued from 11 years as the senior technical program manager and now works for the Washington State Department of Health as the informational technology project manager supervisor. Still, Bill Fishburn remains an active, committed, and passionate local leader despite new achievements and professional developments. Through his engagement in many various local organizations, Bill Fishburn illustrates his positive impact on others and his dedication to service and his community.