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Jimmy Cho, Leadership Discovery, Class of 2006,  has been promoted to Senior Manager for Boeing Commercial Aviation Services Digital Aviation.

"I participated in EDI almost 9 years ago and I still value the important lessons I learned then as they are still relevant today. EDI helped me to gain perspective of my cultural values and to leverage it as a strength in the workplace.   EDI is a great program to help bridge the cultural divide as well as overall leadership development. Thank you EDI."


Thomas Chan, Leadership Discovery, Class of 2014, has been promoted to Program Planning & Control Manager on the Boeing 737 MAX Program.


"EDI has provided me the unique opportunity to help better understand my cultural background and values in a manner in which in which I've never truly reflected on before.  This self awareness that has been brought to light through EDI's wonderful guest speakers, the leadership staff and of course my classmates have provided me with the tools to help leverage my strengths and differentiate myself as a leader.  The learnings and expanded network of relationships that I've been able to build through EDI has been invaluable and inspires me to share it with others."


If you have received a promotion/award or know of an Alumni who did, please email Rebecca Dmello at rebecca@ediorg.org.


It's recruitment time! I know that our 2015 class will not begin for another eight months but as all you alumni know, now is the time to start the process since most of the companies have multiple steps you have to take in order to be considered.  What you also may know is that our ALUMNI and FRIENDS, (that would be you),  are our number one recruiters! Yes without you we would have closed our doors years ago. Please continue to help us out and start to identify individuals you think would be good for our programs.  Help them with your internal process and also refer them to the EDI website to sign up. Marci and I are ready to start making company presentations. Can any of you take the lead in organizing an information session at your company?? I hope to hear from a whole bunch of you soon!


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Alan Sugiyama, Tri Do, Tepaporn Nishimura, Julie Pham, Hyeok Kim and Frank Irigon (left to right)

Appreciation Dinner
EDI's Vietnamese participants attended the Appreciation dinner for the construction of the Vietnamese Community's 2014 Seafair float on July 11. Alan Sugiyama was a speaker and the participants had the opportunity to meet Hyeok Kim, the deputy mayor for external affairs for the city of Seattle. They also met with Former RTC Trustee Frank Irigon.


Wing Luke Museum


Alan Sugiyama at OSU Demonstration on February 9, 1971
Alan Sugiyama is featured in the exhibit "In Struggle - Asian American Acts of Resistance" at the Wing Luke Museum. The display 
highlights stories of Asian Americans who have defied the "quiet" stereotypes and courageously stood up to injustice - as individual resisters or as part of organized movements for social change. 
The exhibition will be open until January 18, 2015. Make sure you check it out!
Click here for more information. 


Join us for a night of Friends, 

Food & Fun-Raising
 at EDI's


Date:  Friday, September 5, 2014

Time:  5:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: The Foundry, 4130 1st Ave S, 

Auctioneer:  Graham Crow

Emcee: Sandra Madrid

Cost:  $125 per person


Interested in volunteering or getting involved? Visit our events page!



For the sixth  year, the Tateuchi Foundation will provide a full scholarship to EDI's Leadership Discovery Program or a partial scholarship to Leadership Navigation Program to an API currently working in management for a nonprofit organization. Applications for our 2015 class are being accepted now. The deadline for the scholarship is November 29th. The lucky recipient will be notified by December 31, 2014.


For additional information, email edi@ediorg.org



Are you searching for a new job? 

We have brand new job postings every month! 


Job and Volunteers Listing 


If you have a position opening that you would like to promote - Please email Rebecca Dmello at rebecca@ediorg.org



Don't miss out on this amazing alumni night!


Date:  Friday, August 1, 2014

Time:  5:30PM - 7:00PM

Location: Mayflower Park Hotel, Seattle 


Hors d'oeuvres served (no host bar)


Click here to see the invite


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