Congratulations to the following EDI alums for their most recent accomplishments!


2017

  • Barney Herrera, Navigation Class of 2014, recently stepped into the role of Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at Seattle Credit Union.
  • Mark Martinez, Hispanic Discovery Class of 2013, recently stepped into a new role at ProAmpac as a CPA in Cost Accounting.
  • On Leung, Asian Discovery Class of 2014, has recently moved into a new role as a Product Manager in Event Marketing at Amazon.
  • Reina Valdez, Asian Discovery Class of 2016, recently joined the Associate Board of the 253 Club, YWCA.
  • Linda Sok, Asian Discovery Class of 2016, was recently promoted to Tactical Senior Manager at The Boeing Company.
  • Ji Li, Navigation Class of 2016, recently became the Production System Transformation Manager at The Boeing Company in Portland.
  • Hang-Ping Chen, Asian Discovery Class of 2008, recently became a logistics engineer in product support of commercial derivative aircraft programs at The Boeing Company. 
  • Cynthia Tuan, Asian Discovery Class of 2014, delivered a PechaKucha talk in Portland.
  • Amber Waisanen, Asian Discovery Class of 2010, recently joined Microsoft as a Senior Business Manager, Office RoB, with the Office Marketing Business Operations team.

2016

  • Claire Mak, Asian Discovery Class of 2013, was recently promoted to Manager of Prototype Development, Product Validation Engineering at Daimler Trucks North America. She is currently the Vice-Chair of the Asian Resource Network, one of the many ERGs at DTNA. She also hosts the monthly PMI Roundtable discussion at DTNA.
  • Nyle Miyamoto, Asian Discovery Class of 2002, recently received 2016 Achievement in Leadership Excellence and Nobel Impact (ALENI) Award from NAAAP-Seattle.
  • Todd Kubo, Navigation Class of 2016, has recently transitioned into the role of Project Lead at Spacelabs Healthcare.
  • Andrea Cortes-Beltran, Hispanic Discovery Class of 2013, has been recently promoted to lead her team of core industrial engineers of Lab Test Value Stream, and is currently serving as President for the local chapter of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.
  • Poe Wongpa, Asian Discovery Class of 2015, recently opened a Thai restaurant in Auburn: Gor Gai Thai Street Food.
  • Andreas WinardiAsian Discovery Class of 2014, recently accepted a position as a Strategic Solution Project Developer at the Trane/Ingersoll Rand Company.
  • Sukanya PaniAsian Discovery Class of 2013, is currently serving as Deputy Director - Operations at Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI).
  • Anchie Huang, Asian Discovery Class of 2015, has recently been promoted to Industrial Engineer, 787 Lean Global Production System at The Boeing Company.
  • Gargitt AuAsian Discovery Class of 2014, recently developed and launched a Kickstarter campaign for his board game, Betabotz.
  • Elaine KitamuraDiscovery Class of 1996, transitioned into the role of Regional Director for Multicultural Initiatives at the American Heart Association.
  • Gabe Cobo, Hispanic Discovery Class of 2015, was recently promoted to Financial Operations Manager for The Boeing Company.
  • Ken Lanehome, Asian Discovery Class of 2014, was promoted to Transmission Planning Reliability Standards Owner at Bonneville Power Administration.
  • Ellen Kinney, Discovery Class of 2006, joined EDI's Board of Directors and transitioned from Starbucks to Amazon, where she currently serves as the Director of Marketing, Student and Millennials.
  • César AmaralHispanic Discovery Class of 2012, recently launched his own health and fitness program, MX180.

2015

  • Anchie HuangAsian Discovery Class of 2015, was recently promoted to a Level 3 Industrial Engineer at The Boeing Company.
  • Carlos Rascon, Navigation Class of 2015, was recently named the Engineering Business Operations Manager responsible for providing direct support to the Vice President of the Washington Design Center (WaDC) and Engineering Functions in Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) Engineering at The Boeing Company.
  • Kyle Theptee, Asian Discovery Class of 2014, recently talked about his work in the community and participation in a public speaking competition where he placed as first runner-up in a video interview with EDI.
  • Tran Meyers, Asian Discovery Class of 2014, recently became Vice President on the Board of the Directors of the non-profit, Team Read
  • Marvi Matos, Hispanic Discovery Class of 2012, was awarded "2015 Most-Promising Engineer or Scientist-Advanced Degree" from the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC)
  • Lorraine Yu, Asian Discovery Class of 2003 & Navigation Class of 2008, will be honored at Northwest Asian Weekly's Visionary Award Gala for her dedication in supporting and developing the leadership of Asian professionals.
  • Poe Wongpa, Asian Discovery Class of 2015, was recently promoted to Branch Manager at Key Bank’s Panther Lake location
  • Patrick Bondoc, Asian Discovery Class of 2015, was recently promoted toSupply Chain Specialist for Commercial Aviation Services (CAS) – Material Services, supporting Airline Fleet Retrofit at The Boeing Company
  • Mark Martinez, Hispanic Discovery Class of 2013, was elevated to the Board of Directors and appointed Treasurer of the local non-profit, Birthday Dreams.
  • Jason Wong, Asian Discovery Class of 2014, was recently awarded the 747-8 Production Engineering Employee of the Month at The Boeing Company.
  • Linda Sorto, Hispanic Discovery Class of 2012, is serving as acting manager for the 777 Interiors Design Integration Engineering Team at The Boeing Company.
  • Bradford Chun, Navigation Class of 2013, has recently accepted a position as Senior Director of Engineering for Hawaiian Airlines in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Michael Liam, Asian Discovery Class of 2014, has been promoted to Level 3 Network Security Specialist at The Boeing Company.
  • Sunshine Monastrial, Asian Discovery Class of 2015, has recently been promoted to Planning, Development, & Evaluation Supervisor at the International Community Health Services (ICHS). She will also be joining the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors' for Transportation Choices Coalition (TCC) as Treasurer in 2016.
  • César Amaral, Hispanic Discovery Class of 2012, recently launched his solo singing career, Julio César y El Imperio.
  • Art Limon, Hispanic Discovery Class of 2010, recently returned from assisting the victims of the Nepal Earthquake. Afterwards, he was asked to take part of an advisory panel and speak in Washington D.C. at President Obama’s council on Global Humanitarian outreach program.
  • Jeff Tan, Asian Discovery Class of 2013, has been promoted Production Engineering Manager at The Boeing Company.
  • Nácaly Torres, Hispanic Discovery Class of 2013, has been selected as a first-line manager to lead the Boeing Company's Twin Aisle Industrial Engineering Team.
  • Marvi Matos, Hispanic Discovery Class of 2012, has been promoted to Director of Chemical Technologies, Metals and Ceramics in Boeing Research and Technology.
  • Maria Bea QueridoAsian Discovery Class of 2013, has been promoted to Development Manager for Aviation Operations at the Port of Seattle.
  • Gloria ChangAsian Discovery Class of 2008, has been promoted to a first-line management position for The Boeing Company in Supplier Management for Aircraft Modification Programs in the Commercial Aviation Services organization.
  • Carmen MarttilaHispanic Discovery Class of 2013, has been promoted to Vice President – Area Retailer for Whatcom, Skagit, and Island Counties at KeyBank.
  • Joseph LillyHispanic Class of 2011 & Navigation Class of 2012, has been promoted to CFO at Oregon Transfer Co.
  • Colleen Fukui-SketchleyAsian Discovery Class of 2005, will receive the 2015 Odegaard Award at the University of Washington’s 45th Annual Celebration for her leadership and dedication to educational opportunity working as the Diversity Affairs Director at Nordstrom.
  • Bao NguyenAsian Discovery Class of 2013, has been promoted to Supply Chain Specialist at The Boeing Company.
  • Jose GomezHispanic Discovery Class of 2014, has been promoted to Building Operations Manager at Daimler Trucks North America.
  • Kyle ThepteeAsian Discovery Class of 2014, has joined The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) committee.


2014

  • Lawrence Lee, Asian Discovery Class of 2013, has joined Kin On’s Board of Directors.
  • Alexander Flores, Hispanic Discovery Class of 2014, has become part of Centro Cultural’s Board of Directors.
  • Alex Roehrig, Hispanic Discovery Class of 2012, has moved to Germany to work as an on-site representative for Lufthansa Airlines.
  • Marvi Matos, Hispanic Discovery Class of 2012, has taken on a special assignment in Australia with the Boeing Research and Technology Group.
  • Douglas Lee, Navigation Class of 2012, has been headhunted from Microsoft to Amazon as the Regional Head of Solutions Architecture, Asia Pacific, in the World-wide Public Sector (WWPS) team within Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Jayna Dellatan, Portland Discovery Class of 2014, has been promoted to Manager of Diagnostics and Vehicle Programming at Daimler Trucks North America.
  • Jimmy Rattanasouk, Portland Discovery Class of 2014, has been promoted to Program Manager at Home Forward.
  • Lisa Huntsman, Asian Discovery Class of 2014, has been promoted to Fabrication Integration Manger at The Boeing Company.
  • Julie Pham, Asian Discovery Class of 2010, has been promoted to Director of Marketing for Washington Technology Industry Associate (WTIA). She also serves on the Board of Social Venture Partners (SVP), and acts as the marketing lead for SVP Fast Pitch.
  • Jimmy Cho, Asian Discovery Class of 2006, has been promoted to Senior Manager for Boeing Commercial Aviation Services Digital Aviation.
  • Thomas Chan, Asian Discovery Class of 2014, has been promoted to Program Planning & Control Manager on the Boeing 737 MAX Program.
  • Jared Perez and Justin Yee, Portland Discovery Class of 2013, has worked together to start the ‘API Forward Foundation.’
  • David Nishimura, Asian Discovery Class of 2013, has been promoted to Sales Manager for Boeing Flight Services.
  • Antonette Ayson, Navigation Class of 2013, has been promoted to 777 Interiors Engineering Senior Manager, Special Projects at The Boeing Company.
  • Natasha Siores, Portland Discovery Class of 2010, has been promoted to Director, Regulatory Affairs and Revenue Requirement at PacifiCorp.
  • Christina Park, Asian Discovery Class of 2013, has been promoted to Senior Manager, International at Blue Nile.
  • Mike Ackerman, Navigation Class of 2010, has been promoted to Director-Claims Analytics at State Farm Insurance.
  • Ya-Han Brownlee Chen, Asian Discovery Class of 2011, has been promoted to Commercial Aviation Services Supplier Management 1st line Manager at The Boeing Company.
  • Jay Byunn, Asian Discovery Class of 2004, has joined the Boeing Commercial Airplane Programs Business Operations team.
  • Justin Poe, Asian Discovery Class of 2012, has been promoted to Quality Systems Manager at The Boeing Company.
  • Nicole Ngonevolalath, Asian Discovery Class of 2013, has been promoted to Team Associate Manager at KeyBank.
  • Alisa Yannello, Asian Discovery Class of 2011, has been promoted to Division Manager of Learning and Development Department of Energy at Bonneville Power Administration.
  • Florexis Velasco, Navigation Class of 2011, has been promoted to Senior Manager, ITI Innovation for the IT Infrastructure at The Boeing Company.
  • Barbara GangwerAsian Discovery Class of 1998, has received the Seattle Management Association’s Excellence in Leadership for community service. 
  • Doreen Ramsuta, Asian Discovery Class of 2013, has been promoted to Project Manager supporting 787 Rotable Exchange Program for Commercial Aviation Services at The Boeing Company.

2013

  • Nikhil Rao, Navigation Class of 2012, has been promoted to Senior Manager for 747 Production System Efficiencies and Cost Initiatives at The Boeing Company.
  • Dean Johnson, Asian Discovery Class of 2006, has been promoted to Senior Manager at Coinstar.
  • Dan Nako, Navigation Class of 2008, has been promoted to Director of Supplier Management Sustaining Airplane Programs Finance at Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
  • Elizabeth Do, Asian Discovery Class of 2006, has been promoted to Vice President and Business Banking Relationship Manager at KeyBank.
  • James Parico, Asian Discovery Class of 2011, has been promoted to Kirkland Branch Manager at KeyBank.
  • Simon Soh, Asian Discovery Class of 1997, has been promoted to Chief Lending Officer for First Savings Bank.
  • Jeff Barstow, Asian Discovery Class of 1999, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer for Boeing Business Jets at The Boeing Company.
  • Colleen Yamaguchi, Asian Discovery Class of 1994, has been hired as the Interim Senior Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Department of Social and Health Services.
  • Yoshiko WilliamsAsian Discovery Class of 2006, has been promoted to Director of Clinical Intelligence at MultiCare Health System.
  • Victor Mizumori, Asian Discovery Class of 1995, has been promoted to Senior Vice President at Washington Federal.
  • Marvi MatosHispanic Leadership Discovery Class of 2012, has been promoted to Engineering Management at The Boeing Company.
  • Monica Lin-Meyer, Navigation Class of 2008, has been promoted to Vice President, Employee Engagement at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide.
  • May Leong, Navigation Class of 2011, is now Executive Director of Cameron House.
  • Sun Min JungAsian Discovery Class of 2012, The Boeing Company, has been awarded Most Promising Engineer of the year award at AAEOY.
  • Elizabeth Do, Asian Discovery Class of 2006was featured in the 1/16/13 edition of the International Examiner.
  • Tai Danforth, Navigation Class of 2012, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer at Western Energy Institute.

2012

  • César AmaralHispanic Discovery Class of 2012, has been promoted to Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager at KeyBank.
  • Winnie Callough, Portland Discovery Class of 2013, has been promoted to Senior Designer at Nike, Inc.
  • Keiko Abe, Navigation Class of 2008, has been promoted to the Emerging Markets DTC Digital Commerce Director at Nike,Inc. 
  • Leakhena Tan, Asian Discovery Class of 2013, has been promoted to Finance and Planning Manager for the 737 program at The Boeing Company.  
  • Hang-Ping ChenAsian Discovery Class of 2008, has been awarded the National Leadership Award at the 31st Annual National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) International Convention.
  • Jiangping Gu, Portland Discovery Class of 2013, has been promoted to Steel Engineering Manager at PCC Structurals.        
  • Mark Martinez, Hispanic Discovery Class of 2013, has been promoted to Level 3 Business and Planning Analyst at The Boeing Company. 
  • Hannah Wong, Asian Discovery Class of 2004, has been promoted to Director of Finance for 737 MAX, The Boeing Company.  
  • Erwin Onofre, Asian Discovery Class of 2011, has been promoted to Senior Financial Analyst, supporting Boeing Executives’ flight operations at The Boeing Company
  • Maria Bea Querido, Asian Discovery Class of 2013, has been selected for the 2013 Filipino American Youth Leadership Program. 

We would like to hear from YOU - our EDI Alumni! Did you recently receive a promotion or new position? Or do you know of anyone who has exciting news to share? Submit your stories to EDI by emailing Vivian at vivian@ediorg.org or use the form below.