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Membership

The ACES Northwest Network brings together a variety of regional, national, and international stakeholders who are invested in seeing Cascadia succeed in bringing about a transformation in market-delivered mobility and energy in Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia. The Network welcomes new members to join us in this important work. Our region can achieve many disparate goals by engaging with all of the ACES stakeholders and leveraging new and proven technologies.

Our Members, Partners, and Friends enjoy access to leaders in thought and business throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Network supporters develop and consider well-reasoned compassionate arguments in free association testimony to State Legislatures.  The ACES Executive Director and Program Director develop new ways to serve and connect members, leading the way for industry associations that cooperate to deliver cutting-edge research and partnership opportunities.  Together, we advocate for the Sustainable, Equitable, Cooperative, and Accessible world of the future, enabled by financial investments in companies and organizations driving the delivery of ACES technologies.

Is your organization interested in joining the Network and leveraging the substantial opportunities it represents?  Read below to learn about how Network members benefit from the Network’s collaborative efforts and unparalleled diversity. Contact the ACES Northwest Network regarding membership and we’ll be happy to find a place for you in this new mobility and energy world!


Organization Structure

The ACES Northwest Network offers value at every level of involvement.  We are supported by Members, recognized by Friends, and complemented by Partners.

Members
The core of our Network is our Members, who support us with annual membership contributions and benefit from collaboration organized through our various conference calls and web events.  Members make the Seminar Series and Signature Events possible, ensure policy guidance activities occur with the greater good in mind, and receive insights from industry thought leaders as they pursue our cross-cutting agenda of innovations that will improve the quality of life for everyone on the globe.

Our 2021 Program includes new sponsorship opportunities, which will enable us to deliver one Seminar Series event every month in 2021 thanks to support from Premier Sponsors.  The 2021 Signature Sponsor will headline our annual gala and enjoy exclusive meetings with the Network’s Leadership.

Friends
Friends of the Network receive invitations to and access to our events and benefit from the Mobility Minute, the Network’s regular newsletter.  Friends who seek to contribute to the Network’s activities are welcome to advance to Patron status, which includes the opportunity to speak at the Signature Event.

Partners
The ACES message of safe and efficient transportation and energy is carried to communities and organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest through our Partners.  This program for non-profit associations offers many of the benefits of ACES Membership with unique opportunities for collaboration on shared missions.  We’re especially proud of our relationship with the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce, an outstanding partner in involving community leaders and people with an interest in what ACES technologies will bring to their communities.


Founding Members

The leadership demonstrated by Madrona Venture Group and INRIX is the foundation of this important work.


ACES Members

Our sustaining members are contributing time and have made a financial commitment to the Network.  Their support enables us to expand our programs and begin developing additional projects.


ACES Partners

The Network’s participants also include those who have made commitments of time and resources but have not yet risen to the level of Sustaining Member.


ACES Leadership

Tom Alberg is Managing Director and co-founder of Madrona Venture Group. He is active on several portfolio company boards and has also served on the boards of numerous public and private companies. Tom is a director of Amazon, where he has served since before it went public in 1997. Tom serves on the technology industry boards TechNet Northwest and the Washington State Technology Alliance. He was formerly a member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is also on the Investment Committee of the Seattle Foundation and the Puget Sound Business Journal has ranked him number 12 of the 35 most influential business leaders in the Seattle area.

Bryan Mistele is the co-founder, President & CEO of INRIX, a leading provider of real-time transportation information, connected car services and analytics worldwide. INRIX is at the forefront of connecting cars to smarter cities in more than 60 countries around the world. The company leverages big data analytics to reduce the individual, economic and environmental toll of traffic congestion. Bryan has served as a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Transportation Policy Project, as a member of the United States Department of Transportation’s ITS Advisory Committee, and as a board member of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. He currently serves on the board of the Discovery Institute, a leading think-tank in the Pacific Northwest. Bryan received my Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan (go Blue!) and an MBA from Harvard. Bryan previously worked for Ford Motor Company and Microsoft prior to starting INRIX.

Bruce Agnew is the Director of the ACES Northwest Network. As the Executive Director of the Cascadia Center, Mr. Agnew has helped transform mobility in Puget Sound while protecting the environment. He brings his extensive policy experience to the Network and has demonstrated leadership with the Beyond Oil conference series.

Scott O. Kuznicki, P.E., is the volunteer Programs Director for the ACES Northwest Network. Mr. Kuznicki is leads strategy and mobility technology integration at an executive level, drawing on deep experience as a transportation operations safety engineer working in human factors and technology.  He is leading global efforts to improve the integration of transportation infrastructure, users, and energy systems with new technologies.  Scott is the President of Modern Traffic Consultants, the CEO of Battery Renewal Systems, holds a fellowship with the Discovery Institute in Seattle, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.