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The entire ACES Northwest Network is invested in seeing Cascadia succeed in bringing transformative new mobility to our region. 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 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 Forum and the wide variety of members. Contact the ACES Northwest Network regarding membership and we’ll be happy to find a place for you in this new mobility world!

Organization Structure

The ACES Northwest Network is adopting a new model for organizing its members and adding value to the organization. Our Expertise Forum will be the foundation of the Network, with leading members occupying leadership roles in each of the key areas described by the ACES acronym.  The Leadership Forum will respond to the needs of our members by listening, facilitating, and organizing efforts and support from the staff of the Cascadia Center. Both the Expertise and Leadership Forums will meet together to share ideas, update on projects and our key programs, and provide business opportunities.

Forum Membership

Leading companies are proud to be represented by the Network. Bringing together expertise in the areas transportation services, machine vision systems, electric charging infrastructure, freight management and logistics, cloud computing, and transportation planning and engineering, the ACES Northwest Network promotes the best Cascadia has to offer.

Members of the ACES Northwest Network join because they want to support this important work and deliver the projects we’ve identified in our key programs.  We are fortunate to have enrolled Founding Members, Sustaining Members, and Participating Members.

Founding Members

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

Sustaining 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.

Participating Members

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 Technical Programs Director for the ACES Northwest Network. Mr. Kuznicki is a traffic operations and transportation safety engineer who works to integrate new mobility into our transportation system using technology and infrastructure solutions. Scott is the Director of Safety and Mobility Technology Solutions at Transpo Group, in Kirkland, Washington; a multi-disciplinary transportation planning and engineering firm that also provides technology integration services worldwide.

Conrad Lee is President of ACES Consulting, Bellevue’s first minority City Council member, the longest continuous serving member of the council and the first mayor (2012 – 2013) of Asian (Chinese) ancestry. He represents Bellevue on the board of the Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County, and economic development is a priority for him. As co-chair of the ACES Downtown Citizen Advisory Committee, Conrad was involved with critical freeway and arterial projects. He served on the I-405 Executive Committee and King County Regional Transit Committee. 

Max Feng, Fellow and Principle Asia Pacific Representative. His tech industry experience includes research & development, global outsourcing strategy, and emerging market business creation. Max spent a decade learning to deploy innovation in China, recently focusing on big data applications in transportation.