Businesses in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington can contact NorthwestTAAC by email or phone. Learn about our team members and how they can help with import competition challenges.
If your firm is located outside this region, please click here to locate the Trade Adjustment Assistance Center for your region.
David Holbert directs NorthwestTAAC operations, provides strategy and planning services to clients, and maintains contact with a wide variety of organizations in the region. David has been with NorthwestTAAC since 2013. He has worked within the TAAF program for over 20 years performing all program roles including director of a research center at the University of Southern California that sponsored the TAAF office serving Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada. David has also been a business owner, a private consultant, and a director of employment and training services. He has a broad perspective of business and economy west of the Rockies, and deep experience in a wide variety of industries. David holds a Master in Business Administration degree from Arizona State University and Bachelors in English Literature. David resides in Portland Oregon and is a third-generation Oregonian.
Patrick is often the first team member to talk to companies exploring solutions for import competition. He consults with company management to determine program eligibility and assists in the application process. He also directs the client development and marketing effort for NorthwestTAAC managing contacts with a wide range of individuals and organizations across the northwest region. Patrick joined NorthwestTAAC in 2009. Earlier in his career, he worked as a policy advisor in the U.S. Senate on national security and trade policy, among other issues. He holds a MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College and a BA in International Studies and Spanish from the University of Idaho. Patrick resides and manages the NorthwestTAAC branch office in Boise Idaho.
Sue Lambert manages administration and contracts for NorthwestTAAC. She works with client companies as they implement projects using the TAAF matching fund. She adds expertise, integrity and rigor to Northwest through years of experience working in environments as diverse as professional services, automotive sales, and non-profit organizations. Sue has served NorthwestTAAC clients since 2017. She received a bachelor’s degree from University of Washington. Sue is a lifetime resident of Seattle and is active in community service organizations.