EDI is pleased and privileged to attract best-in-class consultants, certified coaches and experts from the leadership field. These professionals invest in the training, pragmatic practice and implementation of required skills and knowledge so participants may reach greater positions of influence.

 Professional Trainers: 

John Chen ,    Geoteaming

John Chen, Geoteaming

Marisa Rivera ,     Mpowerment Works

Marisa Rivera,    Mpowerment Works

certified Professional Coaches:

panelists & speakers:

It has been EDI’s advantage to enlist local, prominent and well-regarded community leaders and alumni to be panelists and keynote speakers for its curriculum. These sessions are greatly desirable by the participants as they learn directly what it takes to achieve high-level positions. It also provides most participants a first time opportunity to network with individuals who are shaping the Puget Sound and Portland business economy.

  • Cesar Amaral, CEO, MX360, Class of 2012
  • Kim Bohr, CEO, Innovare Group, Inc.
  • Tai Calandriello, Business Operations Director, Workplace Design & Connectivity, Nike, Class of 2012
  • Andrea Cortes-Beltran, Continuous Process Improvement Consultant, Swedish, Class of 2013
  • Jon Gonzalez, Partner, Deloitte
  • Wallace Greene, President & CEO, FINAO
  • Jiangping Gu, Director of Engineering, PCC Structurals, Inc., Class of 2013
  • Mitika Gupta, Founder & CEO, Lyfboat
  • David Kim, Statewide Project Delivery Manager, Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Ellen Kinney, General Manager, Amazon Capital Services, Class of 2006
  • Nigel Lo, Executive Director, Kin On, Class of 1997
  • Lesley Low, Director of 777x Interiors, The Boeing Company, Class of 2008
  • Claire Mak, Manager, Prototype Development, Daimler Trucks North America, Class of 2013
  • Tomio Moriguchi, retired Chairman of Uwajimaya
  • Assunta Ng, Publisher, Northwest Asian Weekly
  • Estela Ortega, Executive Director, El Centro de la Raza
  • Doreen Ramsuta, Senior Proposal Project Manager, The Boeing Company, Class of 2013
  • Joneil Sampana, Senior Global Program Manager, Microsoft, Class of 2006
  • Bridgette Takeuchi, Interim CEO, Keiro NW
  • Jerome Torres, Applications Specialist, NW Natural, Class of 2016
  • Gina Walker, CFO, TEC Equipment, Class of 2010
  • Marlene Yamashita, Director, Global Sales Contracts, The Boeing Company
  • Alisa Yannello, Learning & Workforce Development Branch Manager, Bonneville Power Administration, Class of 2011