Meet our team
Our dedicated, hardworking, and creative staff members make our programs possible every single day. Our main office line is 253-237-3535.
Cynthia E. Norwood, PDH, INTERIM PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Cynthia has been part of WBW for the last 12 years as a company advisor, speaker, advocate, and fundraiser. Her experience in management and leadership roles is extensive. She attended and led, as the chairman of the BoD, the Leadership Spokane and the Junior Achievement Boards of Spokane. Cynthia is also an avid supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and founder of Laugh for the Cure for breast cancer research in Spokane. Her support was instrumental in their success. Cynthia enjoys her free time traveling and watching soccer.
Cynthia may be reached at email@example.com
Emily Garrett, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
Emily joined Washington Business Week in 2017. She is passionate about innovative approaches to education and using data and metrics to drive success. Most recently Emily worked in digital advertising and data analytics at Amazon. Prior to that, she managed the Corporate Work Study Department at Cristo Rey Brooklyn High school in Brooklyn, New York. Emily earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Policy from Northwestern University, and she is currently completing her MBA in the evening program at the Foster School of Business, class of 2018.
Emily may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wade Hoyt, STUDENT RECRUITER & PROGRAM MANAGER
Wade was born in Phoenix, Arizona, where he grew up until he moved to Spokane to pursue his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Gonzaga University. Wade joined Washington Business Week in 2018 after he completed a year of volunteer teaching at his former high school, Brophy College Preparatory. When Wade isn’t doing school visits and recruiting students around the greater Seattle area, he is probably watching college basketball or getting outdoors.
Wade may be reached at email@example.com.
Nicole Winters, OPERATIONS & PROGRAM MANAGER
Nicole grew up near St. Paul, Minnesota and earned her undergraduate degree from the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and most recently worked for a Minneapolis-based nonprofit, before joining Washington Business Week in 2018. Nicole enjoys working with youth in areas such as leadership development, and can often be seen on Saturday mornings working in her local community garden.
Nicole can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Vergara, BUSINESS PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT GRADUATE INTERN
Laura was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a dual Bachelor’s degree in Finance and International Studies. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Public Administration at the University of Washington. Laura is passionate about helping the community through education and development programs. In her free time, she can be found enjoying nature with her dog, or at her favorite coffee shops.
Laura may be reached at email@example.com