&Board Members

Allen, Wes
Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center

Burreson, Michelle
The Boeing Company

Crouse, Andrew
David H. Sutherland & Co., Inc.

Dempster, Diane (Chair)

Griffiths, Robert (Bob)
AeroTEC, Inc.

Hempstead, Ben
Electroimpact Inc.

Hodgman, Robert
WA State Dept. of Transportation

Kidd, Steve
Aerospacevendors

Kinman, Jessica
Dassault Systèmes

Lasater, Liz Red Arrow Logistics

McKinnon, Carolyn
WA State Board for Community & Technical Colleges

Nichols, Frank
Silicon Forest Electronics

Peschek, Shana Machinist Institute

Pierce, Kairie
Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Ryser, Denise
Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC)

Schmidt, Jay
Silicon Forest Electronics

Toth, Robin
Washington State Department of Commerce

Uptagrafft, Bob
Global Aero Ventures

Williams, Erin
Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC)

people at board meeting

Roles & Responsibilities of Advisory Members

Working toward common goals such as maintaining and growing a highly skilled and technically proficient aerospace and advanced materials manufacturing labor force.

Sharing ideas about education and training related to aerospace and advanced materials manufacturing issues.

Knowledge, skills and expertise regarding the industry.

Guidance, advice, time and leadership allowing the work of the Center of Excellence to move forward.

Energy and leadership ensuring that the activities of the Center of Excellence will reflect industry needs and concerns at a regional and state level.

Industry and educational partners in Washington state

This Advisory Board may be an opportunity for you. If you are interested in learning more about what we do, you may wish to join us at an upcoming meeting.

Questions? Call Kelsey Sanderson 425-388-9454

AMCAT is open to all who want to attend, with stakeholders that include SBCTC/Colleges, Industry, Workforce and Secondary (CTE) and is designed to share best practices, insights, forecasting and resources to all interested parties.