Board of Directors

Mark Norton, Board Chair

Mark Norton has been active in various industry roles within advanced manufacturing for over 40 years. He is currently the Executive Director for the Northwest I-90 Manufacturing Alliance, and principal of Norton Strategic Consulting. His private sector experience is deeply grounded in business development, product development and strategic planning. He is active on LinkedIn with over 2,000 followers and is a LinkedIn thought leader with his top posting having over 350,000 views.

Mark's industry accomplishments include the following:
▪  Executive Director, Northwest I90 Manufacturing Alliance.
▪  Product and Market Development team leader on project collaboration with Bayer, Abbott, Boeing, ITW, Roche. 
▪  Aerospace subject matter expert for providing consulting services on aerospace and advanced manufacturing to private industry, education, and state/federal government.
▪  Active in non-profit work with STEM and workforce development for under-served communities.
▪  Guest writer and speaker for regional print and visual media
▪  Featured guest for aerospace industry, KHQ/NBC "Invest Northwest."
▪  Northwest Region Aerospace representative for French/American Pays du Loire Industry event 2021.
▪  Business Development/Diversification and Cybersecurity moderator for multiple industry event panels.