Scott Ekman, Senior Manager at Revel Consulting (www.revelconsulting.com), was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Lake Washington College Foundation (LWCF), a nonprofit organization which raises money and provides support for Lake Washington Institute of Technology students, faculty, staff, and programs. Going beyond state funding, the LWCF assists students through scholarships and grants; promotes health and wellness programs; and contributes to regional technical training and early learning programs. In his role, Ekman will be actively supporting the organization’s efforts to grow corporate sponsorship and build awareness of the benefits LWCF provides to students and local business communities.
“Much of our regional economy has been built on strong technical training programs, which the LWCF is ensuring continue by providing young adults educational access and opportunities,” said Ekman. “To remain competitive, our region must invest in education for a technically skilled workforce. I believe in the foundation’s holistic approach to learning, wellness, and education for all, so I’m honored to help in any way I can.”
LWCF is also a major contributor to the Lake Washington Technical Academy, a regional technical high school for young men and women committed to work and education. The academy provides high school students ages 16 to 20 the opportunity to simultaneously train for a career while earning a high school diploma. The foundation also supports an early learning center for children 18 months through six years of age, providing complete on-site child care services with hands-on programs such as easel art, puppets, dramatic play, and discovery science.
“Scott has a deep passion for seeing the youth in our community succeed, no matter the challenges they face,” said Vikas Kamran, Revel Managing Partner and Co-Founder. “Scott’s dedication to LWCF is the type of involvement we foster through the Revel’s community programs – we’re very proud of his efforts.”
An active member of his local community, Ekman previously served as Board President of the Institute of Management Consultants Pacific NW Chapter, an organization promoting excellence and ethics in management consulting through certification, education, and professional resources.