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Rob Green

Director of Business Development

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Rob Green leads Business Development, Sales and Account Management across a diverse portfolio of Amazon Business’ selling partners. Rob joined the Amazon Business team after leading the Amazon Marketplace North American Sales  from 2013-2015. Prior to Amazon, Rob spent more than 20 years at Oracle in development, consulting, and training leadership roles, including leading Oracle's global customer education business, which served more than 500,000 students annually in 120 countries worldwide. He has more than 20 years' experience in technology development, implementation, and services.  

Robbin Block

Creative Marketing Strategist 

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A magician with small budgets, Robbin's creative, yet practical advice helps clients take the pain out of marketing decisions while increasing top line revenue. 

Robbin Block is a Creative Marketing Strategist at Blockbeta Marketing where she solves her clients' stickiest marketing problems. Robbin is the author of the “Homepage Homeruns Workbook” and “Social Persuasion: Making Sense of Social Media for Small Business.” She delivers popular presentations on SEO, ecommerce, websites and digital marketing that she claims never put her audience to sleep. She’s also been a SCORE instructor and mentor since 2003. 

Angela Korvas

Director of Business Lending

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Angela joined BECU in May of 2019 from her most recent role as Business Banking Manager of the Tacoma and Olympia teams at Wells Fargo. In that role, Angela led and supported a Team of Business Bankers who specialized in working with small business owners. Angela’s banking background also includes time as a Sr. Private Banker, Middle Market and Business Relationship Manager, Mortgage Consultant and Branch Manager in her 30+ year banking career.

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Tina Boyd

Small Disadvantage Business Coordinator

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Tina Boyd has been connecting small, women, and minority-owned businesses to Port of Seattle contracting opportunities for over 15 years as the Port of Seattle’s Small and Disadvantaged Business Coordinator. Ms. Boyd has served on the Port’s Diversity Team Committee and worked closely with the Northwest Minority Business Council, Tabor 100, and the National Association of Minority Contractors to promote diversity in public contracting across the region. Prior to her current position, Ms. Boyd worked in the Port of Seattle’s Maritime Division and Corporate Division.

Kay Hirai

CEO and Founder

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Kay Hirai is the founder of Studio 904 Hair Designs, award winning hair salons that utilizes innovative business concepts that creates a win for the employees, customers and the community. She is a respected business leader, author, coach, artist and a philanthropist. As a Certified SCORE Mentor, Kay’s passion is to help women entrepreneurs realize their dreams by sharing the wisdom she learned during her 40 years of building a socially responsible business

Nak-He

General Manager - Services 

Nak-He began her career with Costco in 1991, pushing carts. Later, she spent 10 years as a successful Warehouse Manager in California and Texas. Currently, she is working at the Costco corporate campus in Issaquah, where she is the General Manager responsible for Costco Services, operations/training, credit card partnerships, and membership and marketing accounting

Kay Hirai

CEO and Founder

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Kay Hirai is the founder of Studio 904 Hair Designs, award winning hair salons that utilizes innovative business concepts that creates a win for the employees, customers and the community. She is a respected business leader, author, coach, artist and a philanthropist. As a Certified SCORE Mentor, Kay’s passion is to help women entrepreneurs realize their dreams by sharing the wisdom she learned during her 40 years of building a socially responsible business

Nak-He Evans

General Manager - Services 

Nak-He began her career with Costco in 1991, pushing carts. Later, she spent 10 years as a successful Warehouse Manager in California and Texas. Currently, she is working at the Costco corporate campus in Issaquah, where she is the General Manager responsible for Costco Services, operations/training, credit card partnerships, and membership and marketing accounting

Kerrie Hurd

District Director Seattle District  SBA

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Kerrie Hurd was appointed as the Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration in the Seattle District Office in January 2017, where she is  responsible for the delivery of SBA’s programs and services throughout most of Washington state and the northern counties of Idaho. She oversees a staff of 12 and promotes lending and business development assistance in cooperation with area lenders, an extensive network of Small Business Development Centers, SCORE chapters located throughout the state, and 3 Women’s Business Centers.

Kerrie joined the SBA in 2012 in Boise, Idaho as a Lender Relations Specialist and was promoted to the Deputy District Director in the New Mexico District Office in 2015.  In both Boise and Albuquerque, Kerrie had been actively involved with community efforts to finance emerging companies and commercializing technologies.  As the previous owner of a loan brokering company, she understands many of the hurdles small businesses face when they try to access commercial credit, from both the lender and the business perspectives.