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Neepaporn “A” Boungjaktha | Vice President/Interim President

Neepaporn Boungjaktha (nickname “A”) has experience in facilitating and strengthening international trade and business relations in the Greater Seattle region and beyond. She has been in the international trade and business industry for over eleven years working with the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, which is a partnership of business, government, education, ports and labor promoting metro Seattle’s international business interests.  During her tenure at the Trade Development Alliance, “A” has traveled to more than ten countries and has 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.

“A” speaks Thai, enjoys kayaking, hiking and tennis. “A” has a bachelor’s degree from the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.

"A" represents TDA on the Board of Directors for the following organizations:

– Seattle Sister Cities Association 

– UW Foster School CIBER Advisory Board

– Port Jobs