WTCTA Staff Members

Mike Fowler - Senior Trade ConsultantSenior Trade Consultant

Mike Fowler

Mike Fowler serves as Senior Trade Consultant at the World Trade Center Tacoma. Mike is fluent in Chinese and Japanese and has extensive experience as a consultant assisting US firms access Asian markets. Chair Emeritus of the Pacific Northwest International Trade Alliance, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of World Affairs Council in Tacoma. A former Senior Editor of Business Tokyo magazine, Mike holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Sophia University Graduate School of Comparative Culture in Tokyo and a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Nicole Tunkara - Marketing and Social Media ConsultantMarketing and Social Media Consultant

Nicole Tunkara

Nicole has been in marketing for 20+ years. She serves on the Advisory Board at Pierce College and is a proud alumni. Nicole is highly motivated to serve the community. She is involved in several charitable organizations such as Courage 360 and the Mary Bridge Children's Festival of Trees. Nicole moved to Pierce county in 2010 but has lived in Washington her entire life. She cannot imagine living any place else. Nicole is a huge asset to the World Trade Center of Tacoma with her creativity and expertise.

    Will Shanahan - Marketing & Communications InternMarketing & Communications Intern

    Will Shanahan

    Will Shanahan is a student at University of Puget Sound majoring in Economics and International Political Economy. On campus, he is actively engaged with his community by holding several positions within the Sigma Chi fraternity, as well as serving on the Interfraternity Council as Vice President. Having grown up in Tokyo, Japan, he speaks Japanese fluently. Will is excited and eager to assist Pacific Northwest firms expand into international markets.

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