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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

Jennifer Carlson

Jennifer Carlson

Executive Director
Jordan Shepherd

Jordan Shepherd

National Program Manager
Karen Manuel

Karen Manuel

Director, Business Operations
Auriana Robin

Auriana Robin

Program Coordinator
Ellen O’Brien

Ellen O’Brien

Program Administrator
Fuzz Azni

Fuzz Azni

Program Manager
Jenice Stover

Jenice Stover

Education and Training Manager
Kevin Gadd

Kevin Gadd

Ohio Program Manager
Krishneel Chandra

Krishneel Chandra

Staff Accountant
Matt Austin

Matt Austin

General Counsel and Director of Education
Naoto Onishi

Naoto Onishi

Senior Accountant & Budget Analyst
Robert te Winkel

Robert te Winkel

CFO
Sasha Rayburn

Sasha Rayburn

Director of Program Operations
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

Jennifer Carlson

Executive Director
Karl Triebes

Karl Triebes

Former CTO & EVP Product Development, F5 Networks
Michael Schutzler

Michael Schutzler

CEO, WTIA
Portia Wu

Portia Wu

Director, Workforce Policy, Microsoft
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