Michael Swenson is the Executive Director of the Korean Women’s Association (KWA) with expertise in business development, operations, real estate, manufacturing, and the non-profit world. He holds diverse industry and functional expertise, with a tenacious commitment to driving solutions, innovation, and excellence. He is a humble and hands-on leader who understands the importance of building and sustaining relationships to earn trust with all stakeholders and staff. He has proven experience in business planning, strategy, and change management. His previous work at a global NGO that served the most vulnerable worldwide inspired Michael to dedicate his life to this work. KWA’s mission to provide human services to people of all cultures and languages aligns perfectly with this passion to continue making a difference in people’s lives. 

Michael earned an MBA in Business Management from Pacific Lutheran University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Seattle Pacific University.   

Michael is a born and raised Washingtonian and currently lives in Tacoma with his wife of 28 years and twin girls who are now in college. He is active in the community, founded a non-profit soccer club, and served on local boards. In his personal time, he maintains a portfolio of rental properties, works on home remodel projects, and pursues his hobbies of winemaking and travel.