Board of Directors

The World Affairs Council is governed by a Board of Directors representing many diverse communities in the region interested in world affairs, foreign policy, international trade, national security, and international cooperation and development. Board Members volunteer their time to provide strategic direction and support to the World Affairs Council.

Current Board of Trustees Members:


  • Thao Hong, Arquitos Capital Management

Vice Chair

  • Roger Meece, Former U.S. Ambassador to Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo


  • John Comerford, United States Retirement Corporation


  • Alicia Austin,  Aero Law


  • Kate Behncken, Microsoft
  • Kristi Branch, Community Member
  • Aaron Brown, Community Member
  • Todd Hinnen, Perkins Coie
  • Mark Kammerer, Community Member
  • Marwan Kashkoush, Reinventus LLC
  • Robert Kettle, Commander, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
  • Jean-David Larson, Russell Investments
  • Tom Lombardo, Baird
  • Fraser Mendel, Mendel Owens PS
  • Chris NeVan, BAJ Capital, LLC
  • Sheila Remes, The Boeing Company
  • Elizabeth Scallon, CoMotion Incubator
  • Jennifer Spatz, Global Family Travels
  • Haresh Ved, TiE Angels
  • Joella Werlin, Community Member


  • Alexis Chouery, F5