David B Woodward
Associates in Cultural Exchange
David Woodward is the President & CEO of Associates in Cultural Exchange (founded as American Cultural Exchange in 1973), which he first joined in 1980. He has 30 years of professional international experience, including 21 years of senior management roles, in international business management, consultancy, and educational exchange programs and services involving clients from all major world markets. He became President and CEO of A.C.E. in 1998. Woodward was born in Tehran, Iran, and spent his early youth in Southern Iran. Woodward holds four degrees from the University of Washington including a Master of Education in Higher Education with a specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language, a Master of Arts in Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, and a Bachelor of Arts in History. Woodward is fluent in Arabic, Persian, and French and has studied Hebrew and Greek. He is a member of the EIKEN Professional Advisory Council of Japan, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce-appointed District Export Council for Washington State, the Seattle Rotary Club, the Advisory Board of the Trade Development Alliance of the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, the Global Business Advisory Board of Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics, is a Co-Chair for Study Washington, a Co-Chair for the Middle East Interest Group of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and a member of the Taproot Theatre Advisory Board.