Fall 2022  •  Lumen Field Event Center  •  Seattle, WA


Ann Avary

Ann Avary is Director of the NW Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology for Washington State.  Ann works directly with the marine industries of Washington State, standards organizations, state and national partners, to introduce industry-based technologies, processes and best practices to the classroom and lab to grow and support the maritime workforce.  Ann has led multiple research projects focused on maritime workforce development, emerging technologies and the development of industry-recognized skill standards.  In 2020, she led a consortium of six community and technical colleges, the Pacific NW Maritime Industries Education Alliance (PAC Maritime), in a successful application for designation as a Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education  through the US Maritime Administration.  When not working, Ann spends time with her family and “works” on her project boat, Bucket.

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