Vicki Dar

Trade Director

Seattle's ITEX Trade Director, Vicki Dar, has enjoyed a long relationship with ITEX—first becoming a member in 1994 and then joining ITEX Seattle as Trade Director in 2018.

Along with ambitious hobbies that included farming over 200 acres, flipping eight houses and traveling the globe. Vicki's interest in business and publishing dates back to childhood. She published her first newspaper in 5th grade for friends and family. In 1986, now with two children of her own, Vicki founded Eagle Publishing. Her first effort, a resource guide for parents, was distributed in classrooms throughout Central Washington.

The next thirty years was filled with starting six additional publications, the last being distributed internationally. To complement her publishing network, Vicki also built a fundraising company that raised money for a wide range of regional charities. Vicki believed in supporting the community that supported her. She sat on the board of the YMCA and the Spokane Advertising Federation and served on many other community committees. She was awarded Business Woman of the Year by both NAWBO and the YWCA.

Through the years, Vicki actively traded through Mark Ashburn's ITEX office in Spokane. Both her business and family benefitted. ITEX supported everything from business services to ever spotless windows, regular massages, and more. And, of course, there was always the vast network of ITEX travel opportunities to enjoy.

Vicki's goal was always to make a difference in the world. Finding that her true love in business was the challenge of starting businesses and solving the problems, not the day to day operations, she had begun spending more and more time consulting with small companies.

In August of 2018, a phone call from her long time friend and ITEX Broker, Mark Ashburn, sparked an interest. Mark was taking over ITEX Seattle. Would Vicki join him as the Trade Director? The challenge—transform ITEX Seattle into a dynamic trading environment worthy of one of the most innovative cities in the US and it's loyal members. The timing was perfect and the challenge too enticing to pass up.

Do you have questions, suggestions or thoughts about ITEX Seattle and the art of trading, call Vicki, the local Trade Director for ITEX Seattle.