SEATTLE, WA, February 8, 2018 –The Washington State China Relations Council (WSCRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of nine new additions to the WSCRC Board of Directors. Each newly-appointed director will contribute their unique expertise and perspective in strategically positioning WSCRC in advancing Washington state’s leadership role in US-China relations.
The newly-added board directors include:
Avik Bhattycharya, Director of International Strategy & Business Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Sean Connell, Director of Business Development and Global Competitiveness, Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County
Norwell Coquillard, President of Cargill Japan (1989-1997); Cargill China (1998-2009)
Ada Danelo, Associate, Garvey Schubert Barer
Marianne Duong, Head of Public Affairs & Global Communications, China / Asia Pacific region, Starbucks Coffee Company
Annamarie Larson, Associate, K&L Gates
Rebecca Lovell, Acting Director, Office of Economic Development, City of Seattle
Shaosong Ou, Senior Lecturer of Information Systems, Foster School of Business, University of Washington
Carlton Vann, International Business Development Director, Office of Economic Development, City of Seattle
Kendee Yamaguchi, Executive Director, Snohomish County Executive Office
“These additions greatly enrich our board with further breadth of background, and are a part of our affirmative efforts to increase board diversity and representation across the entire state of Washington”, commented board Chair T. Andrew Wilson.
“WSCRC welcomes the robust expansion of the Council’s board with these new directors, whose individual insights and and expertise will further advance WSCRC’s leadership in facilitating constructive collaboration between Washington State and China,” affirmed WSCRC President Mercy Kuo.
About the Washington State China Relations Council
The Washington State China Relations Council is the nation’s oldest statewide organization dedicated to promoting stronger commercial, educational, and cultural engagement with China. The WSCRC has actively worked for over 40 years and their membership is comprised of over 100 companies, financial institutions, ports, municipal governments, institutions of higher education, and cultural organizations. Learn more at: https://wscrc.org/