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John Sternlicht
CEO

Economic Development

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...

Sean Connell
Director of Business Recruitment

Economic Development

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...

Andrew Miller
Director of Business Retention and Expansion

Economic Development

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...

Diana Morelli-Klima
Director of Latino Business Retention and Expansion

Economic Development

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...

Annette Pankey
Office Manager

Economic Development

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...

Kathryn Bennett
Director of Leadership Skagit, EDASC Foundation

Economic Development

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...

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