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Apprenti is a program of the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) Workforce Institute. The WTIA Workforce Institute is a 501c3 organization created to address the workforce shortage in the tech industry and identify diverse talent to meet industry needs. The Institute has partnered with the Washington Technology Industry Association, Washington state’s unifying voice for the technology community to operate Apprenti.

Meet the Workforce Institute Team

Al Cave

National Practice Lead

Andrea Anderson

Senior Manager of Program Development

Auriana Robin

Program Coordinator

Ellen O’Brien

Program Administrator

Ethan Kenvarg

Program Manager, Massachusetts

Jenice Stover

Education and Training Manager

Jennifer Carlson

Co-Founder, Executive Director, WTIA Workforce Institute & Apprenti

Karen Manuel

Business Operations Director
Kevin Gadd

Kevin Gadd

Program Manager, Ohio

Lauren Jones

Director, Massachusetts

Matt Austin

General Counsel and Director of Education

Naoto Onishi

Senior Accountant & Budget Analyst

Robert te Winkel


Ryan Foster

Program Coordinator

Sasha Rayburn

Director of Program Operations

Stacy Hollingsworth

State Director, California

Stone Strickland

Business Development Lead, California

Suwilanji Chisebuka

Program Coordinator
Board of Directors
Bradd Busick

Bradd Busick

Chief Information Officer, MacDonald-Miller
Cefe Quesada

Cefe Quesada

Global Head of IT Applications, Russell Investments
Dan Waggoner

Dan Waggoner

Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
Greg Beams

Greg Beams

Partner, Ernst & Young

Jennifer Carlson

Co-Founder, Executive Director, WTIA Workforce Institute & Apprenti
Karl Triebes

Karl Triebes

Former CTO & EVP Product Development, F5 Networks

Michael Schutzler


Portia Wu

Director, Workforce Policy, Microsoft
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