Board of Directors

Roger Kastner
Board Chair
Roger Kastner is passionate about enabling leaders and teams to achieve greater success by helping them raise the caliber of their people and project leadership skills. Roger brings over 20 years of experience in Organizational Development and Project Management as a consultant, instructor, and facilitator.
Roger has a proven track record of successfully coaching leaders to facilitate change within their organizations, being a dynamic facilitator and presenter, and driving business and technology projects. Roger has taught leadership courses at the University of Washington and is the author of “The Project Success Checklist: Drive Alignment, Produce Results, and Reduce the Risk of Project Failure.”
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Zachary Roberts
Board Member
Zachary Roberts is a young professional and small business owner from the Seattle Area with a passion for helping others.
Dave Savoy
Board Member
Dave is a marketing professional with 15 years experience and has been in executive roles for the past 5 years. Currently, Dave is Head of Marketing for 1-800Accountant, a nationwide tax, bookkeeping, accounting and payroll services provider for small businesses across a wide variety of industries. Prior to this, he led media and marketing with Blue 449, a global agency supporting T-Mobile, Audible (an Amazon Company), Cathay Pacific and Dunkin Donuts.
Dave's involvement with Global Visionaries is fueled by the incredibly humbling feeling of helping GV participants to see the world from a broader perspective and watching these young adults grow into the leaders of tomorrow. This, in turn, motivates him to do more and see the world in a new light and to facilitate a positive environment in all his work and life endeavors. It all comes back to having and appreciating the opportunity to make a difference and be part of creating a lasting impact.
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Sonia Morales
Board Member
Kelly McCuistion
Board Member
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Glenn Rothenberg
Board Member
Glenn holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Whittier College and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Graduate Management. In his current role as Head of Marketing for Farmers Life Insurance, a subsidiary of Zurich Insurance Group, and in prior executive roles in mobile, banking, technology, and consumer products, Glenn leads organizations toward long-term growth by aligning an organization’s strategy, resources, and operations to meet customer needs.
Through personal travel and oversees studies, and having had the opportunity to work with companies spanning the globe, Glenn has developed an appreciation for the role that global and cultural sensitivities and awareness have in achieving personal and corporate success. Global Visionaries supports our communities by helping youth – our future business leaders – develop an appreciation for a diversity of cultures, styles, and experiences.
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Steve Smith
Board Member
Steve Smith received his master's degree from the UW in Urban Transportation and has worked for Portland’s public transit system and Washington State Ferries managing their planning departments.
For the past 30 years Steve has worked for Rick Steves Europe, co-authoring guidebooks to France and training tour guides. Fluent in French, he’s lived in France on several occasions, starting when he was seven. Steve owns a restored farmhouse in rural Burgundy where he hangs his beret in book research season.
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VK Vu
Board Member
VK Vu is currently an Associate Strategy Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, working on cross-cutting projects in Global Health, Global Delivery, Global Growth & Opportunities, and Global Policy & Advocacy. She holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley.
Her previous experiences include management consulting at Bain & Company, strategic expansion at SPARK Schools (an education network in South Africa), and policy advocacy at Endeavor (a non-profit that supports entrepreneurship in growth markets). VK has lived in four continents and travels extensively, this contributed to her passion to drive global awareness and cultural cross-pollination.
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Jibril Ali-Halane
Board Member & ALP Participant
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Isabella Arcuri
Board Member & ALP Participant
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Sophie Denhard
Board Member & ALP Participant
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Allison Kim
Board Member & ALP Participant
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Madeline Mott
Board Member & ALP Participant
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Catherine Shurygailo
Board Member & ALP Participant
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Maria Smith
Board Member & ALP Participant
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