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Three Founding Experts Join AI&F’s Governing Board

AI&F is a Washington-based nonprofit corporation governed formally by a board of directors consisting currently of five Founding Experts: David Brenner (Chair), Salah Dandan, Gretchen Huizinga, Marsh Kellegrew (Treasurer) and Daniel Rasmus (Secretary).  At our January board meeting we reluctantly accepted with gratitude the resignation of one of our original directors, Bruce Baker, who will continue as a Founding Expert after three years of diligent service from our very beginning.

We are excited to welcome three new directors, elected by the existing board in connection with the January Board meeting, each of whom brings a distinctive perspective and set of gifts to our governance:

Yasmin Ali is a computer scientist and the founder of Skillspire, an education startup headquartered in Bellevue, Washington that offers technology boot camps for immigrants, refugees and women, largely taught by part-time instructors who work in technology. Yasmin was an early visionary member of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) and remains active in leadership there.


Craig Chapman is the Director/Dean of the Creatio Center for Technology, Media and Design at Northwest University.  Craig worked for 35 years as a software engineer and architect, with his last act the co-founding of INRIX, a highly successful traffic and navigation software and data company in Kirkland, Washington. Craig holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematics  from Occidental College.


Lew McMurren currently implements “future of work” strategies for the Washington state Workforce Board, following his previous position as Co-Manager of the Future of Work Project for the Workforce Board.  Lew has over two decades of experience in government relations, advocacy, and external affairs for a wide range of employers in the private, public and non-profit sectors, including as COO of a software startup. Most notably, from 2000-2013, Lew was the first Director of Government Relations for the Washington Software Alliance (now WTIA), rising to Vice President of Government and External Relations. He is a graduate of Georgetown University in International Relations.

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