A.C.E. Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors includes members who represent a broad range of expertise from the business community, academic organizations, and international trade and development organizations. The Board of Directors oversees the general well-being of the corporation.

Mr. Dan Dierdorff, Board Chair
Executive Vice President/Chief Lending Officer, Seattle Bank

Mr. Scott L. Hardman, Board Vice-Chair
Managing Director, Alexander Hutton, Inc.

Mr. Jeff Parker, Treasurer
CFP®, Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, Harris Private Bank

Mr. Robert Laing, Secretary
Counselor (ret.), US Foreign Service

Mr. David B. Woodward, Ex Officio
President & CEO, A.C.E.

Mr. Ronald G. Brown
Law Office of Ronald G. Brown

Mrs. Alicia Brown-Forbes
Educator, Austin Independent School District

Mr. Tobin Burgess
Human Resource Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Ms. Jen Creighton
Chief Operating Officer, Footprint Investments, LLC

Mr. Khasha Mekanik
Managing Member, Black Pine Spa & Leisure
Member, Helios Group, LLC
Managing Member, M&N Realty, LLC

Ms. Bri Nguyen
Planning and Strategic Advisor, Seattle Jobs Initiative

Mr. Bareq A. Peshtaz
Vice President, Morgan Stanley

Mr. George Petrie
President/CEO, Goodman Real Estate

Mr. Andrew C. Rapp
Attorney, Wolfstone, Panchot & Bloch, P.S., Inc.

Dr. David Singel
Associate Provost, Montana State University

Special Advisors to the Board:

Mr. Shinji Moriyama, Chair, A.C.E. International Advisory Council
President, A.C.E. Japan

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