Registration for our 2023 Programs is now OPEN!

Congratulations Washington Business Week 2022 Graduates!

Congratulations Washington Business Week Graduates!

2022 Program Speakers

Cynthia Seidel – College Knowledge

On Course College Consulting LLC was founded by Cynthia Seidel in 2017. She completed the Independent Educational Consulting Certificate program at the University of California, Irvine, and is an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and the Seattle Area College Consultants. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Honors Business Administration from the Ivey Business School at Western University in Canada and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Seattle University. 

Coming from Canada, where university tuition is relatively affordable, Cynthia has a passion for illuminating and putting into perspective the financial landscape of higher education. She strongly believes that finding a good financial fit is essential and enjoys helping families understand and explore their options for merit and/or need-based financial aid as well as introducing international options for interested students. 

The most rewarding part of college planning for Cynthia is getting to know her students and matching them with colleges where they’ll  thrive. 

Cynthia will present at both Virtual programs in 2022. 

Lee Anderson 

 In 1987, Lee entered the United States Army and developed a love for other cultures and travel after having been stationed in Kentucky, Indiana, Alabama, Georgia, Korea, and Ft. Lewis. By the time he finished in 2000, Lee walked away with numerous medals, including the highest medal awarded in peacetime. He has a strong sense of discipline and camaraderie that has served him well throughout his professional life. Following his military career, Lee worked in leadership for many years in the Finance industry. While working in finance, Lee often witnessed people who struggled with finances. He wanted to create a way to help people start over after a traumatic financial situation, no matter the reason for the difficulty.

He believes everyone has the opportunity to have a fresh start. Lee Anderson started Reclaim Credit as a way to do just that. During this time, he helped thousands of people gain or regain their financial positions thanks to Reclaim Credit.

Transitioning into Real Estate Brokerage was a natural progression from helping people repair their credit and finally live their dream of homeownership. Through working as a Real Estate Broker, Lee endeavors to connect people and properties at the most affordable cost possible; what sets him apart from so many in the field is his unflappable dedication to integrity and ethics; as a natural connector, Lee Anderson is people and relationship-driven and has made that a successful model for business Lee’s career culminated in ministry where he currently serves as Pastor and President/CEO of an outreach ministry.

Lee Anderson is a family man and is an active member of his community in WA where he lives with his wife and five children. Lee has enjoyed contributing to his community by being a part of making a difference in the lives of people around him. 

Lee is the opening speaker for June 27th-July 1st Virtual Camp. 

Siddharth Khanna

Siddharth Khanna is currently pursuing a Master’s In Computer Science from Stony Brook University New York and will be interning at Amazon this summer at their AWS division. 

Before his master’s, he was working with Microsoft India. He handled activations and validations for Windows and Microsoft Office 365 products. Apart from work, he is a fitness enthusiast.  His passion in life is his family first and his health and fitness are next. He focuses on continuously pushing himself for the next big challenge. 

Siddharth is the Advanced Business Pathways breakout speaker at the Renton Technical College camp. 

Clark Roberts

Clark Roberts is the Executive Director and founder of Ultimate Vision. Ultimate Vision” Inspiring Others to See in New Ways” is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that teaches people of all ages that life does not stop when adversity occurs. It is not a matter of if, but when, life is going to happen. At age 24 Clark lost his sight to Retinitis Pigmentosa. He discovered that when life hits, you must learn how to embrace the challenge, find your potential and live life to its fullest! Clark is a subject matter expert who has dedicated his life to sharing a message of hope and encouragement.

From CEOs in Corporate America to students ranging in age from Preschool High School, Clark, accompanied by his guide dog, has shared with thousands of people, providing tools and knowledge to inspire and motivate them to see their lives and their opportunities differently. He shows each person how to reach beyond their limitations inspiring them to live a life of significance, one with compassion, kindness, and confidence. Through this increased awareness each person learns how to overcome the challenges that life can bring, celebrate their differences, and live a life that is full and rewarding, inspiring others to do the same. Clark has recently added to his subject matter the importance of Resilienceand Adaptability. Clark is also an author and enjoys storytelling. He is an outdoor and sports enthusiast, who loves to downhill ski, tandem cycle, water ski, drive rally cars, swim, and hike in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Clark is the opening speaker for the July 11th Virtual camp AND the UW-T Camp. 

Ian Farrell

Ian Farrell has been an active supporter of WBW for nearly 15 years. Ian has been involved in each iteration of the Willapa Harbor Business Week Program, a Washington State in-school program for the Raymond, South Bend, and Willapa Valley schools, now in its 14th year. Ian started as a company advisor and over the years has been a judge, Chair of the Week, leader of the local steering group/task force, and now a member of the WBW’s board of directors. Ian has seen the impact the program has on students as well as the community as a whole, and he is happy that the program has become cemented into the culture of the school districts and students throughout Washington State.

Ian Farrell is the Business Breakout Speaker at the UW-T camp. 


Clean Energy UW-T Break Out Speakers/Excursion

Clean Energy students at the UW-T camp will take a field trip to the Center for Urban Waters. 

Joel Baker, Center for Urban Waters UW Tacoma Director 

Professor Joel Baker holds the Port of Tacoma Chair in Environmental Science at the University of Washington Tacoma.  He is the Science Director of the Center for Urban Waters and the Director of the UW Puget Sound Institute. 

After earning degrees in Environmental Chemistry (B.S., SUNY Syracuse, 1982) and Civil and Environmental Engineering (University of Minnesota, M.S., 1985 and Ph.D., 1988), he joined the faculty of the University of Maryland, where he was promoted to Professor in 1999.  Dr. Baker moved to UW Tacoma in 2008 to assist in establishing the Center for Urban Waters.  Dr. Baker’s research centers on the behavior of organic contaminants in the environment, specifically atmospheric transport and deposition, the dynamics of contaminant transport in estuaries, and modeling the exposure and transfer of bioaccumulative chemicals in aquatic food webs. He teaches courses in water quality modeling and environmental chemistry, has co-authored over one hundred papers on contaminant cycling in the Great Lakes, the Chesapeake Bay, and Puget Sound, was the inaugural chair of the Puget Sound Partnership Science Panel, and in 2010 received the Conservation Research Award from the Seattle Aquarium Society. 

Jim Parvey, P.E., LEED AP 

Jim Parvey has 36 years of experience in civil and environmental engineering. He holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering from the University of Washington. He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Washington and an accredited professional with the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. He has worked for both public and private enterprise. His project experience includes the Center for Urban Waters, the Cheney Stadium Renovation, the Hylebos Bridge Rehabilitation, the Murray Morgan Bridge Rehabilitation, Broadway Local Improvement District, Tacoma 2016 Tacoma Environmental Action Plan, 2016 Tacoma Climate Resilience Study, 2021 Tacoma Climate Action Plan, and the Tacoma Renewable Gas Plant. As the city’s Chief Sustainability Officer he leads the Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability where he works on improving the city’s overall resilience environmental performance, and livability. 

I learned so much about teamwork, leadership, and professionalism. Washington Business Week was my first time in a leadership position (as the CEO of the company). I learned what it meant to lead a team. At University of Washington, we have team projects in every class. Everything I learned directly applies to what I do now.

– Emmeline Vu, WBW alumna and University of Washington Student

WBW 2023 Camp Schedule is now live!

WBW is offering in-person and virtual programs in 2023!