Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides leadership and strategic direction for the Northwest Mountain MSDC.  Composed of business leaders and executives from the leading companies and organizations in our region, they represent our corporate and public agency members and participate in the certification processing and development of minority business enterprises (MBEs).  In addition to their role in governance and oversight, the Board of Directors is tasked with approving or denying each application for MBE certification based on the recommendation of the Council and Certification Committee.

We are extremely grateful to our Board of Directors and the organizations they represent for their dedication and commitment to Supplier Diversity.

Interim Board Chairperson

Sharon S. Lucas

Program Manager, Integrated Services | Indirect Supply Chain

Supply Chain and Operations

The Boeing Company

Board Vice Chairperson

Diane Lin

Director, Global Sourcing and Supplier Relations –

Ethical Sourcing and Supplier Diversity

Starbucks Corporation


MBEIC Chairperson

Shahzad Q. Qadri


Wong Fleming, P.C.

Board Treasurer

Carl Gipson

Director, External Affairs

AT&T, Inc.


President & Chief Executive Officer

Fernando Martinez

President & Chief Executive Officer

Northwest Mountain MSDC

Chi Pak

Senior Manager, Supplier Diversity

T-Mobile USA, Inc.


Dicran Arnold

Director, Diversity Business Development

World Wide Technology, Inc.


Steve Lee

Director, Division of Equity Integration

Seattle City Light – City of Seattle