Executive Committee

JANICE R. GREENE, PhD

President

Dr. Janice Greene is currently The Boeing Commercial Airplanes Economic Development & Business Intelligence Strategy Leader. In this position Dr. Greene manages economic development and strategic alliances with domestic and international agencies for Commercial Airplanes’ Supplier Management. She is also responsible for providing global business intelligence, utilizing procurement systems and external business intelligence providers to support supply chain strategies.

Dr. Greene holds a B.S. in Business Administration, a M.S. in Management from Antioch University and a Ph.D. from Skema Business School. With her extensive background, she is a key individual in the future of diverse business development both domestically and internationally.

Active in the community, Dr. Greene, currently serves as President of the Snohomish County NAACP, and 1st Vice President of the NAACP Alaska, Oregon, and Washington State Area Conference. Greene is a member of the League of women voters and she was also a charter member of the Snohomish County Minority Achievers Program steering team, a program designed to empower students of color in academic and business endeavors.

Currently, Dr. Greene serves as executive board member for WEConnect International, a global organization focused on creating opportunities for women businesses; represents Boeing on Clinton’s Global Initiative sub-committee on Girls and Women; works closely with several minority business development organizations.


 

Louis A. Harris

1st Vice President
Chair of Communications, and Political Action Committees 

Louis Aaron Harris is a Washington born citizen who has been a resident of Snohomish County for most of his life. Currently he works as a Financial Service Specialist for Washington State’s Department of Social and Health Services. His mission to help people help themselves is lived in his position with the state, and in his involvement in the community.

Louis holds a B.A. in Sociology, and a B.S. in Psychology from Washington State University. He served as an AmeriCorps member for the Campus Compact program. Louis’s experience has rooted him in helping youth be successful, and he wishes to forward that experience through his aspirations of a career in public service.

Active in the community Louis currently occupies many roles within the Snohomish County NAACP, as the 1st Vice President, and Chairs for the Communications Committee and the Political Action Committee. Louis also serves as the Co-Chair of the Youth Works Committee, and Washington State Energy and Climate Justice Initiative at the NAACP Alaska, Oregon, and Washington State Area Conference. Louis has organized events aimed at giving youth a voice, bringing community members and stakeholders together, and building a presence as the local chapter of the NAACP.


 

Sandra Palmer

2nd Vice President
Legal Redress Committee

Sandra Palmer is an attorney that serves as the 2nd Vice President and Legal Redress Chair for the NAACP Snohomish County Branch. She is currently employed at BECU reviewing and negotiating contracts on BECU’s Third Party Risks and Contract Management Team. She  as worked in the legal field for over 15 years at such companies as Starbucks, Microsoft and Boeing. She has a BA from University of Washington in Business Administration, a Paralegal Certificate from Tulane University and a JD from Seattle  University School of Law. Born and raised in Everett, Washington she enjoys helping others by volunteering her services at the Snohomish County Legal Clinic and providing assistance to Washington’s First Responders at Will Clinics held throughout the Puget Sound. She enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family and friends.


 

Beth Lucas

Secretary
Chair of Fundraising Committee

Beth Lucas is currently a paralegal with the Tulalip Tribes of Washington. She works for the Office of Reservation Attorney where she is responsible for working with various attorneys on various projects and litigations.

Active in the community, Beth currently serves as Secretary of the Snohomish County NAACP and Chair of the Fundraising Committee. She is also the President of the Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club Parent Advisory Board, and a member of the YMCA Minority Achievers Program. Beth and her husband, Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Eric Z. Lucas, sponsor the SCB NAACP Student of the Month honoring a student of color from the high schools in Snohomish County.

Beth who was a member of the first graduating class of Mariner High School attended Whitman College and the University of Washington. She has been married for over 40 years to Judge Eric Lucas, the immediate past-President of the Snohomish County NAACP. They have four sons: Joel, Jared, Benjamin and Peter and two grandchildren: Lily and J. Everett.


 

John Agyapong

Treasurer
Chair of Finance Committee

John Agyapong was born in the West African country of Ghana, he immigrated to the United States of America at the age of 16, to further his education. John has a bachelors degree in Finance from Central washington University, and an MBA from City University of seattle.

John worked in the financial services industry for over 10 years, but the past 15 has been spent in the Aerospace industry. Afer several years at Microsoft Corporation and AT&T Wireless, doing Financial Analysis, he Joined The Boeing Company in 2001 as a financial analyst, and has worked with many suppliers around the world procuring parts for production of commercial aircraft.

John is the current senior leader for Warranty and Change Management for Boeing Commercial Aerospace. He’s been in that role for several years overseeing the unprecedented growth in the commercial aerospce business.

John has been active in community service ever since arriving in the United States of America, he volunteered for over 20 years at Mariner High School as a mentor in the MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) program, speaks at local high school about cultural diversity, serves on the executive board of Village Volunteers, and Treasurer for the Snohomish County branch of the NAACP.

John lives in Mill Creek with his wife of 19 years, and two children 17 and 13.

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Ben Young

Executive Committee
Chair of Economic Development Committee

Ben Young has made his home in Snohomish County after born and raised in the South. His formative years found him living in Washington, DC to Camden SC. Those years he witnessed and was greatly affected by Jim Crow, having experienced he effects of this era shaped his approach to how life should be. After a Brief military career Ben settled in Texas, where he also attended college. His training and community activism has never abated since his indoctrination to community activism with the DC riots in 1968.

Presently Ben is employed at Snohomish County Government, Department of Information Services. Serves on the NAACP Executive Committee to which he is a Lifetime Member, Serves as Vice Chair of Communities of Color Coalition (C3) of Snohomish County, and Past President of Koinonia Community Center Board in Seattle. Ben Young also served as the Chair of the Snohomish County Diversity Council for 4 years.

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