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Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
1301 Fifth Ave., Suite 1500
Seattle, WA 98101 USA

Phone: 1-(206)-389-7301

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A Boungjaktha

Vice President / Interim President

Neepaporn Boungjaktha (nickname “A”) has been in the international trade and business industry for over eleven years working with the Trade Development Alliance. During her tenure at TDA, “A” traveled to more than ten countries and worked with over forty countries promoting Greater Seattle region as a place for doing international business and trade. Recently, “A” was engaged with the US private sector sponsors for the 2015 APEC CEO Summit in the Philippines while a member of the National Center for APEC (NCAPEC) team. While at NCAPEC, “A” also worked on energy and food security in APEC.

“A”s community service includes professionally serving on the boards of Port Jobs and personally with CISC (Chinese Information Service Center) and Seattle Works. “A” has also been a long time supporter of Camp Goodtimes, a regional camp for children with cancer and their siblings.

Speaks: English, Thai
Phone: 1-(206)389-7306

Samantha Paxton

Inbound/Outbound Delegation Manager 

Samantha Paxton graduated from the University of Washington and pursued graduate work in Russian and Central Asian Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. Prior to the Trade Alliance she worked in international development at the Glocal Forum in Rome. She serves as co-president of the Board of Trustees of the Seattle Tashkent Sister Cities Association, enjoys singing with her band and rows crew. Go Green Lake!

Responsibilities: Outbound and inbound delegation management, program management, FDI Working Group lead
Speaks: English (native), French (working knowledge) 
Phone: 1-(206)-389-7289

Shelly Hutcheson

Senior Manager, Programs & Business Development 

Shelly spent the last 20+ years as a consultant in Marketing Communications, Program & Project Management and Event Planning both as an agency owner as well as client side teams for various companies and organizations. Shelly is born and raised in the Seattle area providing her great insight on the region.  In her free time, she enjoys time spent with her husband and 3 daughters.

Responsibilities: Programs, Business Development 
Speaks: English (native)
Phone: 1-(206)-389-7319

Sophie Hubbell

Communications and Administrative Coordinator 

Sophie graduated from the UW with a degree in International Studies and Political Science. As a student, Sophie interned with the Council on American-Islamic Relations and held leadership roles within AIESEC - a student led international nonprofit. Passionate about international exchange, Sophie moved to India after graduation and spent a year interning with a small IT company and traveling around the region. Sophie is born and raised in Washington, enjoys hiking, running and exploring Seattle in her spare time.

Responsibilities: Administrative, Communications
Speaks: English (native), French (working knowledge)
Phone: 1-(206)-389-7301