KCDA Management Team

The KCDA Management Team is focused on addressing the procurement needs of our affiliated school districts and other public sector members.

Barry Fredericks - Warehouse Manager

Barry has worked at KCDA for 20 years and has been the Warehouse Manager since March of 2005. He has over 25 years’ experience in the warehouse and distribution industry.

He graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He is a former member of AAHPERD and WAHPERD professional organization and is currently a member of the USTA.


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Dane Hewitt - Director of Marketing

Dane Hewitt joined KCDA as Director of Marketing in January 2014 after spending the previous decade as a Sales & Marketing Manager in the food distribution industry working with school districts, colleges, universities and other public agencies throughout the Pacific Northwest. Dane currently serves on the Marketing Committee for the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA), a national cooperative of 26 state purchasing agencies serving the Education Industry. Dane’s background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA.


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Dave Mahalko - Executive Director

Dave Mahalko has been with KCDA since 2009 and serves as Executive Director.  Dave is responsible to the Board of Directors for the operation of the Purchasing Cooperative within established policies and authorities.  Prior to his current role, Dave served as KCDA’s Director of Marketing and Customer Service.

Dave has over 25 years of executive management experience in both the private and public sector with expertise in account management, strategic planning, and brand development.  Prior to joining KCDA, Dave held management positions in sales and marketing with Northern Marine, LLC and Filtrona Extruded Plastics.

Dave is a member of the Washington Association of School Business Officials, serving on the Legislative Affairs Committee, and a member of the Washington Association of School Administrators. Dave also serves on the Executive Commmittee as Treasurer for the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA).

Dave has an MBA from Seattle University and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Montana State University.


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Open Position - Director of Purchasing

Mark Pfeiffer comes to KCDA after several years as Director of Purchasing with Zones Inc. where he was responsible for managing a diverse team of buyers for several $100M+ Manufacturers and Publishers in Information Technology. A significant portion of his time was spent optimizing that spend in satisfying Schools, State & Local Government and Federal Contracts.

Prior to his work with Zones, Mark held Procurement and Supply Chain related positions with Cost Plus World Market and Whole Foods and his background includes navigating compliance to overlapping Federal, State and Municipal regulations. He is also a former educator with a passion for technology in the classrooms, and is looking forward to applying his expertise toward KCDA’s purchasing processes and systems in order to better serve the needs of KCDA members and customers.

Mark has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon and a graduate degree from the University of Georgia and is delighted to have recently returned to the Northwest where he enjoys the natural beauty, culture and cuisine.


Riesa Ragan - Human Resources Manager, PHR

Riesa Ragan joined KCDA in May 2014 as the HR Manager. She has over 17 years’ experience working in management spending the last 8 years in Human Resources in both the private and public sector with expertise in human capital planning, payroll, full cycle recruitment, employment law, and employee relations in both union and non-union environments.

Riesa has her PHR (Professional in Human Resources) and is a member of the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) and SKCHRA (South King County Human Resources Association).


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Robert Payne - CFO

Robert Payne has been the Chief Financial Officer of KCDA since October of 2005. Along with the time spent at KCDA, he has almost 40 years of professional experience in the areas of accounting, finance, taxation and management. He has worked in wholesale distribution, real estate development and management, and spent several years working as a licensed CPA.

Robert is currently the chairman of the King County Investment Pool Advisory Committee.  He is also a member of the Washington Association of School Business Officials. In the past he has been on committees at the Washington Society of CPAs and United Way of King County.

He has a BS degree in Accounting from Utah State University along with a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Washington


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Phone Numbers: 425-251-8115 ~ 800-422-5019

Fax Number: 253-395-5402


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