First Term Ends 6/30/2020
Donny Rojo is a 2nd generation Filipino American. He comes from a US Navy military family who settled in Bremerton, Washington. He attended Olympic and Central Kitsap High School and then obtained his BS in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. During his time as a college student, he was a member of the Filipino American Student Association, serving one year as President. After college, he entered the aerospace industry serving roles as Design Engineer, Systems Engineer, Project Engineer, and Engineering Manager, as well as achieving three patents. He then left the aerospace industry and transitioned into consumer healthcare products as a Project Manager, leading teams that drive Innovations to Market. He has experience working with large global cross functional teams and traveling to Europe and Asia to collaborate with business partners and suppliers in OEM and ODM development. During his career growth, he obtained corporate certifications in System Engineering Management, Six Sigma, Lean, and Agile, as well as his Project Management Professional PMI certification.
Parallel to his career path, Donny was involved with various student and community organizations. He served as President and a member of the Board of Directors for the Filipino American Association North Puget Sound in Snohomish County. He was also involved with cultural and ethnic performing arts with the Filipino Performing Arts of Washington State, performing at various events and festivals around the Puget Sound. He also was part of the Entertainment Planning Committee for Pagdiriwang Festival for several years. He also served three terms as a member of the Alumni Advisory Board for the Northwest Filipino American Student Alliance, a major coalition of Filipino American students from over fourteen college and university organizations. Donny also established the Seattle Chapter of Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UNIPRO), a national Filipino organization which educates, empowers, and connects the Filipino American community by providing a platform for dialogue and growth, and providing advocacy. In 2016, Donny was selected by the Philippine Embassy along with nine other Filipino Americans to take part in an annual socio-economic immersion program known as Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO). Donny currently serves on their executive committee as Treasurer.