President and CEO
Fernando Martinez leads the Northwest Mountain MSDC as President and CEO. He is responsible for helping develop minority business enterprises (MBEs) into organizations that can support the specific needs of the council’s corporate and public agency members. With over 30 years of experience in sales and operations, Fernando has managed and led business units within Washington Mutual Bank, Xerox, Starbucks, and Westin Hotels. Fernando holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas, El Paso and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. His leadership skills have resulted in successful collaboration between operations and sales to continuously deliver growing year-over-year efficiencies, revenue, and profits.
Manager of Operations
Mayra Rivera is the Northwest Mountain MSDC's Manager of Operations. She is a working mother of two who enjoys spending time with her family. She began as a temporary employee with the council in the latter part of June 2007, and became full-time employee later that year. She is fluent in Spanish, and brings to the council an extensive background in retail management, payroll, recruitment and office administration. She assumed the duties of Certification Manager for four years until her new role in operations. She assisted in implementing MS Project to streamline council activities. Photography, dance and art are some of her many hobbies and interests.
Manager of MBE and Certification Services
Nguyen Tang is the Manager of MBE and Certification Services. He is a tank commander in the Washington Army National Guard ensuring morale training and mission readiness with two tours of deployment to Iraq. He graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He enjoys the outdoors, exotic foods, photography, and keeping up with current events and political news.
Le’Onna Lee is the council's Administrative Assistant. She is a mentor and community volunteer, conducting community outreach and mentoring by interactively helping others achieve goals while gaining knowledge. She is a recent college graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a focus on Education. Le’Onna has a strong interest in education and psychology, and loves applying theory to everyday encounters.