Seattle Past Events


Latino Startup Week Happy Hour with ALPFA and Avalara


Join us in celebrating the first year that Seattle Startup Week will include a track specifically for Latinos. Space is limited so please register here soon.


The happy hour is sponsored by another former Seattle Startup, Avalara, at their amazing HQ (See video above) where we’ll share drinks and appetizers while you network with Avalara and their recruiters, local entrepreneurs, and a diverse crowd of growth mindset individuals.

RSVP Required


Thu, October 11, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT


255 South King St,
Seattle, WA 98104
18th Flr


Don’t forget to attend the Latino Startup Week Programming:

Oct 9th, 11:00 – 12:00pm Panel: Latinos in Business

Oct 9th, 12:00 – 1:00pm Future in business: Connected Intelligence

Oct 11th, 11:00 – 12:00pm Understanding and Reaching the Hispanic Market

Native Gardens Comedy Show w/ Seattle ALPFA, Liberty Mutual & Boeing

The ALPFA Seattle Chapter invites you to an exclusive presentation of Native Gardens. Join us for drinks and networking prior to the show.

RSVP Required


Date: September 27th.


6:00pm: Registration, Drinks and Appetizers

7:30pm: Native Gardens Show

9:00pm: Meet the Cast – Panel Discussion

Location: 4045 University Way NE Seattle, WA 98105

Parking: Available across the street from Jones Playhouse.

About the play:

Intiman Theatre takes on race, privilege, and gardening with NATIVE GARDENS by Karen Zacarías, one of the most produced Latina playwrights in the nation. NATIVE GARDENS, A hilarious hot-button comedy. You can’t choose your neighbors. In this brilliant new comedy, cultures and gardens clash, turning well-intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies. Pablo, a rising attorney, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, have just purchased a home next to Frank and Virginia, a well-established D.C. couple with a prize-worthy English garden. But an impending barbecue for Pablo’s colleagues and a delicate disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out border dispute, exposing both couples’ notions of race, taste, class and privilege.

“Zacarías is an equal-opportunity satirist who won’t let any of her characters off the hook of their own prejudices. But more central to its success is the sliver of hope the play raises that, despite our fractured political landscape, we can all laugh at our foibles — and find common ground.” – Misha Berson, Seattle Times

Pacific NW Public Sector Diversity Career Fair

Join us on August 30th for our After Work Rooftop Summer BBQ on the 17th floor of Russell Investments! The image below gives you an idea of what it looks like:


The event is open to all ALPFA members but please RSVP here. Not an ALPFA member yet? Not a problem! Sign up here today. The basic membership is free and it gives you free access to local events like this one.


1301 2nd Avenue, 17th Floor | Seattle, WA

Latino Executive Leadership Event

Are you looking to go to the next level in your career? We are excited to present: Latino Executive Leadership event hosted by Microsoft. — Join ALPFA on June 20th! — *8 years of career experience or more is required to attend. Spots are limited. Register ASAP!

Register to Attend – First Time Home Buyers Event

Are you looking into buying your first home? Register Here for our upcoming First Time Home Buyers event this summer July 10, 2018.

5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

1521 1st Ave S #500, Seattle, WA 98134

Students Apply: 2018 National ALPFA Conference Student Aid Fund

ALPFA Seattle is pleased to announce the seventh annual ALPFA Seattle Convention Aid Fund Program. Through the generous contributions of the ALPFA Seattle professional members, friends and corporate partners, ALPFA Seattle will award funding to students to attend the 2018 ALPFA Convention in Las Vegas, NV from July 30 – August 2, 2018.

Apply here

Join ALPFA Seattle in Attending the Second Annual Seattle Women in Tech Regatta Week, Apr 23-27

The Regatta is a curated collection of events, workshops and conversations designed to connect women in tech to mentors, peers, resources and to the power of community. We will dwell in the realm of what’s possible, rather than simply what is.

The WiT Regatta is an inclusive event. Regardless of your area(s) of expertise, all genders and career levels are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Special ALPFA Discount Code

Help us spread the word of the WiT Regatta and our mission to connect Seattle’s #womenintech to mentors, peers, resources and the power of community! Share this discount code with friends and members of ALPFA Seattle for 35% off ticket prices.

Discount Code: supportorgfriend.

Register here

Check out Zillow’s Current Openings

2018 Women of ALPFA Conference – Register Now

Sat, March 10, 2018
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM PST

Amazon – Amelia Building
501 Fairview Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98109

PARKING GARAGE The parking will be in the Obidos/Rufus building (550 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109) very close to the Amazon Ameila building location.Parking will be available and free for panelists and for the first 120 guests who check in at registration. Note that you will have to walk one block to get to the Amazon Amelia Building.


The ALPFA Seattle Chapter invites you and your friends to join us for an inspiring Women of ALPFA (WOA) 2018 Conference.

Gain the tools and road maps to strengthen your leadership skills, network with professionals from various industries and foster your professional and personal growth. The morning will include a variety of speakers designed to empower Latina leaders to reach their full potential and become trailblazers in their industries.

This event is open to women and men of Latino and non-Latino descent as well as individuals at any career level (students, mid-level professionals and executives).

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 am: Registration & Breakfast
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 am: Welcome Remarks: Laura Espriu – Leadership Consultant / Executive Coach
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 am: Keynote Speaker: Jen Walsh Fisher, Director – Finance Technology
10:00 a.m – 10:15 am: Coffee Break
10:15 a.m- 12:00 am: Choose between:
1) Panel Discussion OR
2) Women’s Health Workshop: “Productivity and the Modern Women”
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Networking

#ALPFAseattle #WOA2018

Keynote Speaker

Jen Walsh Fisher, Director & Strategic Design – Finance Technology at Amazon

Women’s Health Workshop Facilitator

Laura Espriu, Bilingual Certified Executive Coach Leadership Consultant / Women in Leadership

Registration is now open. Click here to Register.

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2017 Gala Program

Click here to download the electronic program for the 2017 Seattle ALPFA Gala.




Upcoming 2017 Events

Here are three upcoming Seattle chapter events to celebrate our successes, connect members and provide training for students.

ALPFA Seattle: Leading Chapter of the Year Celebration.

Come celebrate the chapter’s recent recognition as the 2017 Leading Chapter of the Year!

This is an excellent opportunity to connect with current chapter leaders, network with members and partners, and explore opportunities to join the board. Appetizers will be served. Cash Bar will be available.

Date: Thu, August 24, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: Free
Columbia Tower Club
701 5th Avenue, 75th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104

Register for Celebration Here

Latin@ Professionals Summer Networking BBQ

Join ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals for America), BHEN (Boeing Hispanic Employees Network), and SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) for a summer BBQ!

We have reserved a space at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle, and hope for sunny and warm weather. This will be a great opportunity to connect with Latino professionals from the Puget Sound area. Food and beverages will be provided.

Date: Sun, August 27, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
Golden Gardens Park
8498 Seaview Place NW
Seattle, WA 98117

Register for BBQ Here

ALPFA Northwest Regional Student Symposium

This event will feature workshops and speakers that will help students sharpen their interview skills and be better prepared to transition from their academic to professional life.

The event will culminate with a career fair featuring recruiters from top local firms. The Regional Student Symposium is a free event open to all undergraduate and graduate students. ALPFA professional members are also encouraged to attend as volunteers and support the various activities scheduled for the day.

Date: Sat, October 7, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
The Boeing Company (Building 25-01)
1301 Southwest 16th Street
Renton, WA 98057

Register for Symposium Here

Hope to see you at an upcoming event!

Your Seattle Chapter ALPFAmilia

Leadership Summit Program

ALPFA Seattle is excited to welcome everyone to our Leadership Summit. The Leadership Summit is an opportunity to network, and learn valuable professional development tools. We look forward to seeing you on June 10th at Microsoft.

Preparing for the Summit

Use #MicrosoftLife #ALPFAWestSummit for Social Media. We will have a Snapchat filter the day of the event! Look for our filter and share the event with your friends and family. The link to the Leadership Summit can be found here.

We recommend that you review agenda and speaker bios ahead of time. Printed versions of the program will not be provided so please save a copy to your phone or tablet.

Register today for the ALPFA West Coast Leadership Summit

West Coast Leadership Summit is a full day seminar focused on mid-career professionals who want to become effective leaders in the organizations that build our community.

This year’s event will be hosted by Microsoft and will include a wide array of speakers with diverse backgrounds. We will host workshops that will help you in making effective career transitions, prepare a business case for executive leadership and host skill improvement workshop on OneNote.

Spend the day networking with industry leaders from across the West Coast. Walk away with leadership skills you can use in advancing your current career or making the switch to a new one!

Date: Sat, June 10, 2017
Time: 8AM to 4PM PDT
Location: Microsoft Building 92 (15010 Northeast 36th Street Redmond, WA 98052)

Register today at:

Video of LSS 2017

Have you seen the video recapping the 2017 Latino Student Summit?

If not check it out here.

Thank you for attending the Gala this year!

We would like to thank everyone that attended our Annual Gala & Student Aid Fundraiser. It is our sincere hope that you connected with other professionals and will develop new partnerships that will enable your business and career to flourish. The goal of the event was to enjoy an elegant night of fun and laughter, as funds were raised to support the continuous education and development of our students.

We also want to thank our sponsors. This year’s event would not have been successful without your support.

Finally, Congratulations to the award winners: Christian Tinder, Ron Torres, Maria Garcia, Giancarlo Soprano, and Boeing (partner of the year). These awards recognize the many contributions you have made including your time, energy, innovation and leadership.

Are you interested in taking a more active role in ALPFA Seattle?

Join us on November 2nd for a happy hour in SoDo! The executive board members will be on hand to answer questions and share current opportunities.

Date: November 2nd @ 6:30 pm
Location: Maison Tavern
2946 1st Avenue South

El Dia de Los Muertos Networking Event

Join ALPFA and BHEN (Boeing Hispanic Employees Network) to celebrate El Dia de Los Muertos at the Seattle Art Museum on October 28th, from 7:00pm-9:00pm. The event is free, and is open to the public.

The event will feature a unique tapete (sand painting) installation inspired by Oaxaca’s beautiful traditions. Take in a dance performance, get involved with art activities, listen to music, and more!

The night will continue with salsa dancing at Club Sur from 9:00pm-11:00pm.

2016 Gala Program

Click here to download the electronic program for the 2016 Seattle ALPFA Gala.

#alpfaseattle #‪2016alpfaseattleannualgala‬ #ALPFAseattle

ALPFA Seattle Annual Gala

Join us at ALPFA Seattle’s Annual Gala to celebrate another year of accomplishments and help us raise money for the Student Aid Fund.

Date: 10.8.2016 (Saturday)
Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: W Hotel Seattle
Theme: “Influence Through Action”

Use Hashtag #ALPFASeattle to share your pictures and best moments from the Gala. Register at RSVP is requested by September 30th.

Women of ALPFA Keynote

We are excited to announce Annona Loughnane as the Keynote speaker for this year’s Women of ALPFA event.

Annona is Chief of Staff for the CFO of Microsoft. Annona has 15+ years of experience in Finance and Management, holds a BA in European Business Studies from University of Ulster in Northern Ireland, and speaks Spanish and French.

In her current role Annona supports the CFO in developing and executing strategy for Microsoft’s WW Finance Team, oversees all communications from the CFO, manages key internal and external CFO engagements and leads key initiatives for the CFO.

Annona is a passionate people leader and is deeply focused on building diverse high performing teams. She gets her energy from coaching and developing others and seeing them advance in their careers. Annona is a strong advocate for diversity in the workplace and in 2012 she was honored by Nevada Women’s Fund as Woman of Achievement for her professional, personal and community achievements.

Have you Registered for Women of ALPFA? We hope to see you there this Saturday from 8 am to 12 pm!

Women of ALPFA Community Speaker

We are excited to announce that Lena D. Meyer, Gratitude6 will be our Community Speaker for Women of ALPFA, coming up on June 25th from 8am to 12pm at the W hotel in Seattle. If you haven’t already, register today.

Lena Meyer is a Transformational Coach, Workshop Facilitator & Founder of Gratitude6, an organization dedicated to helping people create greater freedom, integration, and impact in their lives. With a total of ten years in the financial industry as an advisor and analyst, and eight years in the world of personal and professional growth, Lena brings a unique combination of structure and soul to her coaching. Her work pulls from a diverse foundation, including neuro-linguistic programming, creative visualization, mindfulness practices, and more. Lena is dedicated to supporting her clients as they put their greatest gifts, dreams, and purpose into action, and knows that together we have the power to change the world.

Women of ALPFA 2016

Join us for a day of empowerment at the 2016 Seattle Women of ALPFA (WOA) event on June 25th at the W Hotel in Downtown Seattle.

WOA is dedicated to fostering professional success of Latinas and women. This year’s theme is Advancing Latina Leadership through the Power of Influence. The day will be filled with inspirational workshops, exposure to senior leaders, opportunities to strengthen leadership and management skills, brunch and much more. There will be 3 workshops facilitated by leaders from Boeing, Liberty Mutual, and Prudential.

You can RSVP at the following link. Please share the attached flyer and the registration link ( with your network.

Thank you for your continued support of ALPFA Seattle and the Latino community. We look forward to seeing you at WOA!

Non members, use the early bird promo code: EB50 to get 50% off registration.

PDF version of Flier

10yr Annual Gala Register Now

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Seattle ALPFA Chapter. Join us for an unforgettable night at our 10yr Annual Gala.

Registration is now open:

Event Details:

When: October 10, 2015 6:00pm – 12:00am

Where: Meydenbauer Convention Center – 11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004

Lead Sponsor: Microsoft

RSVP by September 30, 2015

Formal attire required. Formal event ends at 9:30pm after party to follow!

If you are a student please use our Gala Student Application:

Follow us on Social Media at @alpfaseattle with the #ALPFA hashtag

For additional Information contact:

Keynote Speaker:

Wilson Garone, CVP, CFO SMSG

Wilson Garone

Wilson Garone joined Microsoft Brazil in FY96 as subsidiary Controller, where he worked for 4 years partnering with the local GM and experiencing the high growth of one of the largest Emerging Markets in MS. Doing business in MS was different at that time, the job of a high growth subsidiary Controller was intense on business partnership and enabling new growth opportunities, and lighter in Rhythm of Finance processes. In FY00, Wilson moved to Ft Lauderdale to be the Regional Controller for Latin America, leading a group of 60 talented Finance employees and providing Finance support to the Latam Regional VP. In the Regional role, Wilson focused his time building a solid Finance team, based on a Blue Print proposal, creating Finance communities in the Region, implementing the Rhythm of Finance process, driving productivity projects (i.e. consolidation of subsidiaries) and business growth projects (i.e. Financing programs for Small Business). After 4 years in the Regional Office, Wilson moved to Redmond, where he was the WW SMSG GM of Finance for 8 years, supporting the COO organization (Kevin Turner) and deploying/managing Finance processes for SMSG (i.e. Growth Framework, Controls & Compliance, Core Finance, Target Setting). In summer 2013, Wilson was appointed CFO for SMSG, supporting Kevin Turner and leading the most talented Finance Organization in the world. Before MS, Wilson spent 9 years in different finance roles in Kodak. Wilson is graduated in Business Administration at Fundaçao Getulio Vargas, a leading business school in Latin America, with Finance extension courses at Insead and Harvard.

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2015 Gala – Save The Date

Ready to celebrate our 10th anniversary with us? Please save the date for our 10th Annual Gala on October 10, 2015 at Meydenbauer Convention Center ·11100 NE 6thStreet, Bellevue, WA 98004 Lead Sponsor: Microsoft

Registration is now open:

Follow us on Social Media with the #ALPFASeaGala10 hashtag

Network with ALPFA at the Sounders match

Buy tickets today and join us at a pre-game networking reception to connect with other ALPFA students and professionals on August 1st. We hope to see you there!

If you have trouble viewing the image click the link to open the flier with information on how to register.

Sounders Networking Event

Women of ALPFA 2015

Register here:

Women of ALPFA (WOA) is dedicated to the professional success of Latina women. This year’s theme is Making an Impact in a Global Society. The event is relevant to all ALPFA members at any level in their careers: Students, Mid-level Professionals, and Senior Executives.

The Women of ALPFA event will be a great learning experience and an networking opportunity. The workshops are designed to empower and encourage professional Latinas to reach their full potential and become trailblazers in their industry.


9:00 – 10:00am Registration & Breakfast
10:00 – 10:05am ALPFA Welcome
10:05 – 10:35am Community Partner
10:45 – 11:45am Leadership Workshops
11:45 – 12:45pm Lunch
12:45 ‐ 1:15pm Keynote
1:15 – 2:00pm Networking & Final Remarks

Community speaker

Lorena Gonzalez, Attorney & Civil Rights Leader

Keynote speaker

Marissa Andrada, Senior Vice President, Global Partner (Human) Resources at Starbucks

Workshop Hosts

Boeing – Organizational Positioning (targeted to Senior Executives)

Vasundara Srenivas, Controller for the Shared Services Group at The Boeing Company

Jana Yamamoto, Director of Finance People Development and Training at The Boeing Company

Tiffany Harrison, CFO and Director of Finance for Boeing Test & Evaluation

Microsoft- Cross Cultural Awareness & Agility (Mid Level Professionals)

Anita Prasad, General Manager of Treasury Capital Management at Microsoft

Luis Ferreira, Sr. Group Business Process Manager at Microsoft

Maribel Doss, Finance Director in the Consumer Channels Group, Microsoft

Liberty Mutual- Global Business Acumen (Targeted for Entry Level & Students)

Regina Kintana, Actuarial Analyst at Liberty Mutual Agency Markets

Greg Fenich to be guest speaker

Mr. Greg Fenich will be presenting on May 21st at a professional development session hosted by ALPFA Seattle and Microsoft. Mr. Fenich leads the Business Analytics & Reporting team for Microsoft’s WW Sales, Marketing, and Service Group (SMSG) finance organization.

Mr. Fenich joined Microsoft in 2002 as part of the Asia Pacific and Japan regional finance team based in Tokyo Japan and spent the following 11 years working in various Asia-based SMSG finance field roles, including the Asia region’s Enterprise & Partner Group Controller and the region’s Business Controller, both based out of Singapore. In May 2005, he returned to Tokyo as the Japan Financial Controller before moving to Microsoft Korea in May 2007 as Finance Director. He returned to Japan in June 2010 to assume the Japan CFO position until June 2013, when he returned to the US for his current position. Prior to Microsoft, Mr. Fenich worked 7 years for Motorola (4 years in the US Internal Audit team; the remainder in their Japan subsidiary) and 6 years as a CPA for Ernst & Young.

Mr. Fenich received his Master’s in Business Administration from Thunderbird, School of Global Management, and his Bachelor of Arts in Business (Accounting; Management) from Washington State University.

Microsoft Campus Building 41 – Townsend Conference Room 1557 NE 31st. Redmond, WA 98052 Thursday, May 21, 2015 6:30-8:00pm

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Telling the business through Powerpoint

Join us for this professional development event to learn how to create an effective PowerPoint presentation. Receive insight from Microsoft Professionals on how to tell the business story through a powerful presentation. This is a great opportunity for ALPFA members and supporters to learn how to improve your PowerPoint skills and tell a better story.

Microsoft Campus

Thursday, May 21, 2015


Building 41 – Townsend Conference Room

1557 NE 31st. Redmond, WA 98052

Register Here:

Telling the business through Powerpoint

2015 Annual Kick-off Event

Join us for our Annual Kick-off Event!

Learn what is ahead for 2015 while reconnecting with old friends and making new and valuable professional connections.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Washington Athletic Club (Crystal Ballroom)

1325 6th Avenue,
Seattle, WA 98101

Click Here to RSVP

9th Annual Gala

Join the ALPFA Seattle chapter for an inspiring evening filled with enlightening conversation, insightful key-note speaker from Deloitte, and networking with Seattle’s finest business professionals.

Our program includes a vibrant Latino-themed dinner, entertainment, and recognition awards for outstanding business and community leaders.

This is a black tie event. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Reserve your seat today!

Register for the ALPFA & NABA Summer BBQ

Saturday, September 6, 2014

From 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Wilburton Hill Park (Picnic Site)

12400 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005

NSHMBA Seattle Diversity Recruiting and Career Management Event

Visit for registration info.

Early Career Roundtable: Navigating Today’s Job Market

Students, come join the ALPFA Seattle chapter for an engaging panel discussion on navigating today’s job market. You will have a chance to network with local professionals, and you will be able to get some advice on how to transition from the classroom to the conference room. Bring your friends and your questions!

*Please help us raise money for the Student Aid Fund! Our goal is to send up to 8 students to the Annual National Convention in Orlando, FL.



Angeles Martinez Hickmon, The Boeing Company

Defense Space & Security Puget Sound Finance Employee Development and Engagement Programs Lead

Angeles Martinez Hickmon currently leads the Boeing Defense Space & Security Puget Sound Finance Employee Development and Engagement programs. She has worked at Boeing for thirteen years, mostly in the BDS defense programs for the Procurement Financial Analysis Organization. She moved to the Puget Sound in June of 2011 to support the United States Air Force Tanker program in the role of Lead Material Estimating. During her tenure in Procurement Finance, she has held many different positions ranging from business operations analyst to procurement financial cost lead. She also has supported many cross functional teams throughout Space and Intelligent Systems in El Segundo and across Boeing sites in the US. Angeles has also worked across industries. Since graduating from college, she has held roles in the Internal Revenue Service’s Tax Collection unit, at TRW Space Systems, and at KMPG’s consulting business. Angeles has a BBA in International Business from Loyola Marymount and an MS in Systems and Information Technology from Claremont Graduate University. Giving back is one of her favorite activities. While in Los Angeles, she ran the youth programs in her parish. She also enjoys mentoring college students and Boeing new hires. As time permits, she enjoys taking interior design classes, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Yegor Nadvornyy, Microsoft

Finance Rotational Analyst

Finance Rotational Analyst Yegor Nadvornyy is originally from Ukraine and moved to the US almost 8 years ago. He received his BBA with a concentration in Finance from Florida International University. During his college years, he was President of ALPFA FIU, started ALPFA Toastmasters and ALPFA Tech Group, and initiated the Nationwide Stock Trading Competition. Currently, Yegor works at Microsoft as Finance Rotational Analyst. He has a great passion for tech entrepreneurship. In his free time, Yegor consults start-up businesses on competitive strategy, marketing and financing.

Luis Miguel Perez, Amazon

Transportation Analytics

Luis Miguel Perez, born in Bogota, Colombia, double majored in Computer Science and Industrial Engineering at Andes University in Colombia, graduating with honors. His professional experience is diverse. He has taught high school economic science, has worked as software developer in the corporate and the government sectors, and has led the operations side of an automotive company. Last year, Luis Miguel obtained a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and was recruited by Amazon to work in the transportation analytics area.

Elyot Whitney, The Boeing Company

Business Skills Rotation Program

Elyot Whitney graduated from Washington State University with three majors: a BA in Business Administration (Finance), BA in Communication (Public Relations), and a BS in Economic Sciences (Financial Markets). While attending school, he served on the executive board of his fraternity, participated in the student senate, was on the Marketing team for the university recreation center, and interned with The Boeing Company in Boeing Commercial Airplane’s Supplier Management division. Currently, he is part of the Business Skills Rotation Program at Boeing and is in his first position as an Integrated Scheduler on the Airborne Surveillance Command & Control program. Outside of work Elyot is studying for his private pilot’s license as well as preparing to begin his Masters of Business Administration this upcoming fall at Seattle University. He enjoys staying active, socializing with friends and following global business and finance news.

Alejandra Alanis, Deloitte

Enterprise Risk Service Consultant

Alejandra Alanis, born in Toppenish, Washington majored in Finance and International Business at the University of Washington. She was Deloitte Seattle’s first Rotational Intern in 2011, and is now a first year consultant within Deloitte’s Enterprise Risk Service practice. Prior to launching her career, Alejandra traveled to Costa Rica to obtain a certificate to teach English as a foreign language. She has been an active member of ALPFA for over 4 years, and is now looking forward to her new role as Events Project Manager for ALPFA’s Programs Committee.

Lisa Agte, Starbucks

Accounting manager, Americas Accounting- Licensed Stores US/Canada & Latin America

Please visit Lisa’s bio on LinkedInLinkedIn.

The Business of Fashion, Hosted by Nordstrom

Join us for an exciting and empowering event where you will have the chance to :

  • Understand the types of professional opportunities typically available in the fashion industry and at Nordstrom
  • Learn about the importance of embracing diversity in the workplace
  • Understand the impact that diversity has on innovation
  • Being yourself and not letting others define you
  • Enjoy a Nordstrom-hosted fashion/beauty demonstration

This event is ideal for women and men at all career stages.

Have questions about Women of ALPFA and Nordstrom present: The Business of Fashion? Contact Us.

Excel 2013 Workshop: Forecasting & Modeling

ALPFA Seattle cordially invites your to an Excel 2013 Workshop in Forecasting & Modeling presented by Microsoft.

The workshop is free for members, $20 for non-members.

For additional information please contact

ALPFA Latin Night

Join us for a night of dancing with salsa, merengue, bachata, and reggeaton for a good cause!!

All proceeds will benefit the ALPFA Student Convention Aid Fund.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.


About the Student Convention Aid Fund

The Student Convention Aid Fund is a scholarship program that sponsors students to attend the annual ALPFA Convention, which is located in Orlando this year. In 2013, we raised over $6K and sponsored students to attend, paying for their flight, registration and 90% of their hotel costs.

The annual convention is an opportunity for students and professionals from all over the country to come together network, attend development workshops and seek new career opportunities. The students we have sponsored in the past have come back to Seattle inspired and invigorated after attending an event with over 3K professionals who come from similar backgrounds. Particularly, being able to access senior Latino executives who share their stories of how they’ve come up in corporate America and also civic leaders.

In years past we’ve had keynotes including the CEO of the Girls Scouts of America (did you know she’s Latina?) and the 42nd Treasurer of the US (Anna Escobedo Cabral), the highest ranking Latino under the George W Bush administration.

We would truly appreciate your support to raise funds and allow us to reach our goal of sending 10 students this year! Space is limited to 120 people, so buy your tickets ahead to guarantee you a spot! Also, the cover of $15 goes up to $20 if you purchase at the door!

The event is 21+, if you are unable to make it, please help us spread the word!

Kick Off 2014

Do you want to know a little bit more about ALPFA and all its benefits?

Join us for our annual Kick-Off event as we celebrate 2013 accomplishments and share our vision for 2014!!

Please RSVP by January 23rd!

Salute to Latin American Beisbol Night

Come out to Safeco Field on Saturday, September 7th for Salute to Latin American Beisbol Night! Catch the Mariners at a discounted price, exclusive to you through this online offer. The Mariners will honor the many great contributions that Latin Americans have made in baseball and will wear special “Marineros” uniforms during the game. A portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased through this special offer will benefit the Latino Community Fund. This event is in collaboration with ALPFA Seattle.


  1. Copy and paste the link:
  2. Select “Buy Tickets” then enter BEISBOL as your Promo Code.
  3. Purchase and print your tickets instantly.
Summer BBQ, Sponsored by The Boeing Company

If you have any questions or would like more info, please contact

Interested in being an ALPFA Leader?

Get 50% off your ALPFA membership for joining a Commitee or applying for a Board position!

Are you interested in being a leader in the community? Do you want to develop leadership, presentation, communication and networking skills?

ALPFA Seattle is seeking individuals that have an interest in joining our team! By joining the board you will work toward promoting our mission to create opportunities, add value, build relationships for our members, the community and business partners, while expanding Latino Leadership in the global workforce.

To submit your candidacy, please complete the below application and submit a copy of your resume to by July 26, 2013. If selected as a candidate, you will be contacted for an interview with the nominations committee. Below are our open roles:

  • President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Secretary
  • VP of Corporate Affairs
  • VP of Programs
  • VP of Marketing & Public Relations
  • Director of Student Affairs
  • Director of Membership
Apply Today

Detailed Board Descriptions:

Chapter President:

The President serves as the Chairman of the Chapter Board and presides at all meetings of the ALPFA Seattle Chapter Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The Chapter President oversees ALPFA Seattle’s fiscal, operations, fundraising, marketing, technology and program strategies and sets the tone and vision for the chapter.


  • Collaborate with the ALPFA Seattle Board to define and implement a strategic operating plan, ensuring priorities are aligned with ALPFA’s mission.
  • Works with the VP of Corporate Affairs in managing relationships with corporate partners and corporate development opportunities.
  • Responsible for allocating the chapter’s financial resources, monitoring budgets and ensuring sound financial controls are in place
  • Supervise the activities of the chapter and engage ALPFA National as needed
  • Attend all National and Regional Conference calls (or have a representative attend.)

Executive Vice President:

The Executive Vice President performs all executive and other duties as delegated to him/her by the President, Chapter Board of Directors or Executive Committee, including the general supervision of the activities of assigned committees.


  • Plan, guide and follow up on Chapter matters.
  • In the absence of the President , preside at meetings ensuring that the meeting.
  • Ensure direct reports carry out their duties.
  • Assist direct reports to set goals for the applicable year with the help of all board members.
  • Attend all National and Regional Conference calls (as a backup to the Chapter President).


The Secretary is responsible for maintaining the minutes of the meetings of the Chapter Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.


  • Ensure the accurate documentation and upkeep of the Chapter’s bylaws and other governance documents (i.e. Compliance documents.
  • Ensure chapter documents are kept current, including changes made through an amendment process, and that these documents are available for review at key meetings, if needed (i.e. board roster/contact list).
  • Produce the quarterly report to ALPFA National. This report includes Minutes, Event Analysis, Board Roster, and Org Chart. The report should be prepared on the first week of January, April, July, and September.

VP of Corporate Affairs:

The VP of Corporate Affairs is responsible for managing relationships with ALPFA Seattle corporate partners and facilitating engagement with keyboard members and other stakeholders. The VP manages the corporate affairs committees, consisting of account managers. The VP and committee work closely with other board members and volunteers within programs, membership, marketing, and student affairs to quality customer care and ROI to chapter corporate partners.


  • Reports to Chapter President
  • Attends Monthly BOD meetings & Retreats
  • Required to attend all professional events & Student Summit
  • Responsible for scheduling and leading monthly committee meetings
  • Develops and manages relationship with current and target partner initiatives
  • Works closely with the Programs committee to deliver quality programming to members and corporate partners
  • Works with ALPFA National to understand provide updates on local relationships and help establish corporate development opportunities.
  • Communicate with key partner contacts in order to assess effectiveness of annual programming

VP of Programs:

The VP of Programs is responsible for the overall planning and execution of professional development, CPE workshops, and marquee events. The VP of programs collaborate closely with the other chapter committees to ensure we offer members and corporate partners value-added events and programs.


  • Reports to Chapter President
  • Attends Monthly BOD meetings & Retreats
  • Required to attend all professional events & Student Summit
  • Responsible for scheduling and leading monthly committee conference call
  • Design and deliver events quality, relevant programming for ALPFA Seattle members and corporate partners.
  • Project manager for marquee events, ensuring they are delivered within budget

VP of Marketing & Public Relations:

The VP of Marketing and PR is responsible for the creative marketing strategies that will build the ALPFA brand among our members, sponsors and community.


  • Reports to Chapter President
  • Attends Monthly BOD meetings & Retreats
  • Required to attend all professional events & Student Summit
  • Responsible for scheduling and leading monthly committee conference call
  • Maintain relationship with ALPFA National to ensure marketing strategies and branding are aligned
  • Responsible for creating, implementing and measuring the success of the marketing and public relations plan that will extend the ALPFA brand in the Seattle market

VP of Technology

The Technology Committee is responsible for facilitating the Chapter’s business needs with technology solutions.


  • Develop strategies to facilitate BOD business needs.
  • Implement technology standards and develop change management processes.
  • Determine self-service opportunities and educate peers.

Director of Technology


  • Reports to VP of Technology
  • Supports VP of Technology in all VP duties, in case VP is not present
  • Responsible for monthly committee meeting minutes, and provides them to the Secretary

Director of Student Affairs:

The Student Affairs Committee is responsible for the development and nurturing of student relationships, initiatives, and programs. The Director of Student Affairs will support the VP of Student affairs in fulfilling these responsibilities.


  • Reports to VP of Student Affairs
  • Required to attend local BOD Leadership Retreat
  • Coordinates volunteers for professional chapter events
  • Responsible for monthly committee meeting minute and provides these to Secretary

Director of Membership:

The Membership Committee functions in a team environment creating and implementing strategies to increase and retain talented and qualified members. The Director of Membership will support the VP of Membership in fulfilling these responsibilities.


  • Reports to VP of Membership
  • Required to attend local BOD Leadership Retreat
  • Supports VP of Membership in all duties listed above in case where the VP of Membership is not present
  • Responsible for monthly committee meeting minutes and provides these to Secretary
  • Participates in ALPFA National membership strategy building when VP unable to
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2013 Pre-Convention Mixer

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Organizational Leadership — Women of ALPFA Seattle Workshop Series

Topic: Organizational Leadership

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


University of Phoenix, Seattle Main 7100 Fort Dent Way, Ste 100 Tukwila, WA 98188

Member Fee: $0 (Free to ALPFA Members)

Non- Member Fee: $40 (Sign-up for ALPFA Professional Membership using the discount code WOA13 to receive 50% off one-year membership dues and start enjoying the benefits of membership today. Join Now!)

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the behaviors and skills that demonstrate the differences between management and leadership.
  • Identify the behaviors and skills used to encourage, motivate, and influence others.
  • Identify challenges and benefits of being a woman or Latina in the workforce.
Participant Profile:
  • Mid-level manager and/or emerging leader with approximately six years of professional experience who seeks to better understand and to increase their decision making capabilities.
  • Professional who needs to better position their abilities to meet and exceed role expectations.
  • Professional who seeks to better identify opportunities to enhance career advancement.
  • Note: Men are welcome to join Women of ALPFA events.

Facilitator’s Bio:

Guisselle Nunez was born in Leon, Nicaragua. Her family immigrated to California in 1982 and she grew up in San Jose, CA. She has a B.A. from Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA) in History and Italian; M.S. from Golden Gate University (San Francisco, CA) in Integrated Marketing Communications. Guisselle is co-owner of Mundi Travel American Express, a family business established in 1988. She has marketing consulting business and is an Associate Faculty for the University of Phoenix Bay Area Campus.

CPE Credits:

  • 3 CPE credits will be provided in a Group-live instructional delivery method for Personal Development. There is no fee required for members to attend the session and the learning environment does not require any prerequisite or advanced preparation. Non-member fee $40

ALPFA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Board of accountancy has final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site:






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