Dr. Jacquie Kay

Dr. Jacquie L. Kay, President of WPI, Inc., an international trade and development firm, has for over the past 35 years, spent both her professional and personal life engaged in community economic development, planning and leadership training. She is a strategic planner, – able to provide vision and implementation, analysis and action at all levels of business, government and society. Her work spans workforce and business development to financing sustainability; corporate social responsibility for businesses to policy reform for countries; assisting communities in planning and execution of development projects and building leaders. She has worked directly with community leaders, and as one, has sought to access resources for the community. She has established extraordinary connections in government and business throughout the world, and, advised and organized workshops and seminars on planning and execution in both the private and public sector. She co-founded and was the founding President of the Asian Community Development Corporation and serves on numerous boards, covering finance and business, education, arts and culture, and the environment.

Her academic background includes a doctorate from Harvard University, an M.A. from New York University; and an executive MBA and B.A. from the University of Washington.