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. Scott L. Hardman, Board Chair
Managing Director, Alexander Hutton, Inc.
Mr. Andrew C. Rapp, Board Vice-Chair
Attorney, Riddell Williams P.S.
Mr. Jeff Parker, Treasurer
CFP®, Partner, Bristlecone Advisors, LLC
Dr. Robert Laing, Secretary
Counselor (ret.), US Foreign Service
Mrs. Alicia Brown-Forbes, Nominating
Educator, Kent School District
Mr. Samuel M. Shepherd, Development
Senior Advisor, Japan (ret), A.C.E.
Mr. Dan Dierdorff, Board Past-Chair
Mr. David B. Woodward, Ex Officio
President & CEO, A.C.E.
Mr. Ronald G. Brown
Law Office of Ronald G. Brown
Mr. Tobin Burgess
Human Resource Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Ms. Jen Creighton
Principal, Venture Construction Company
Mr. Owen McCurty Jr.
Apprenticeship Consultant, WA. State Labor & Industries
Mr. Khasha Mekanik
Managing Member, M&N Realty, LLC
Managing Member, RDC Media, LLC
Ms. Bri Nguyen
Planning and Strategic Advisor, Seattle Jobs Initiative
Mr. Bareq A. Peshtaz
Vice President, Morgan Stanley
Dr. Skip Rowland
Principal, Banner Cross, Inc.
Ms. Rebecca Slade Yoshitani
Chief Marketing Officer, Hurry Curry of Tokyo
Special Advisors to the Board:Mr. Shinji Moriyama, Chair, A.C.E. International Advisory Council
President, A.C.E. Japan