John Sternlicht, attorney and certified economic developer, was selected as the third executive director of EDASC in its 43 year history. He brings senior executive expertise in law, economic development, community relations, public policy, finance, and government relations with a domestic and international focus. John...
Director of Business Recruitment
Sean Connell is a public policy professional with extensive experience bridging the international, national, state and local levels. Prior to joining EDASC, Sean was director of trade and economic development for Snohomish County, Washington. He previously served as executive director of the U.S.-Korea Business Council and director...
Director of Business Retention and Expansion
Andrew Miller is a proud Skagit County native and has returned to Skagit Valley to raise his six children after leading global teams at Amazon, Expedia, and Weyerhaeuser and a distinguished military career as an intelligence, counter-terrorism, homeland security and cyber operations officer. A nationally-recognized...
Finance and Administration Manager
Audra Ramerman serves as EDASC's finance and administration manager. Audra joined EDASC from Volant, a Burlington, Washington-based manufacturer and refurbisher of aircraft interiors, where she served as Senior Finance Manager and Controller. Before that, Audra performed managerial roles in finance, IT, strategic planning, budgeting, and market research for OutBack Power...
SBDC Certified Business Advisor
Cindy is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest. She joined the SBDC network in 2017 bringing 25 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, and entrepreneurship. She is interested in the relationship between local business ecosystems and community resilience. Cindy serves Skagit,...
Director of Latino Business Retention and Expansion
Diana Morelli-Klima earned her Ph.D. in Romance Languages, Literature and Linguistics from the University of Washington. From 2004 through 2012, and again from 2015 to the present, she has served as director of the EDASC Latino business retention and expansion program, the only program of...
Director of Leadership Skagit, EDASC Foundation
In her position as the director of Leadership Skagit, Kathryn Bennett is responsible for the program’s ongoing development, delivery and direction. Prior to joining the EDASC Foundation in 2008 as the director of its community leadership program, Bennett served in executive director positions with the...
Annette Pankey joined EDASC in June 2015, bringing with her over 15 years of executive administrative experience in government, corporate and not-for-profit arenas. As office manager she provides administrative support to EDASC’s CEO and staff. She previously served as executive assistant to the President of...
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