Gov.-elect Inslee names transition team
"The team we've assembled represents both sides of the Cascades, our key industries, and people with experience both inside and outside government. I look forward to their engagement and appreciate their willingness to serve the state," Inslee said in a statement.
The committee will include familiar names as well as a few who backed Inslee's Republican rival, Rob McKenna, in the election.
Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, D-Spokane, and former Secretary of State Ralph Munro, a Republican, are in the advisory group.
Leaders of statewide unions representing government employees, teachers, health care workers and firefighters are on the panel as are a handful of business owners and investors.
The committee is chaired by Elson Floyd, president of Washington State University; Mary Alice Heuschel, superintendent of the Renton School District; and Brad Smith, a vice president at Microsoft Corp.
Here are the other transition team members:
Kirk Adams, president and CEO, Lighthouse for the Blind; Ron Allen, chairman, Jamestown S'Kallam Tribe; Someireh Amirfaiz, executive director, Refugee Women's Alliance; John Begley, CEO and president, Harbor Paper; Larry Brown, member, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges; Brendon Cechovic, executive director, Washington Conservation Voters.
Louise Chernin, president and CEO, Greater Seattle Business Assocation; Maud Daudon, president and CEO, Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce; Greg Devereux, executive director, WFSE/AFSCME Council 28; Marty Dickinson, executive vice president, Sterling Financial Corporation.
Kenny Down, president and CEO, Blue North Fisheries; Perry England, vice president, MacDonald Miller Facility Solutions; Kelly Fox, president, Washington State Council of Fire Fighters; Ollie Garrett, president, Tabor 100; Mike Gempler, executive director, Washington Growers' League; Cris Guillen, founder, Assocation of Washington Hispanic Chambers of Commerce; Kimberly Harris, CEO, Puget Sound Energy.
Jeff Johnson, president, Washington State Labor Council; Dr. Gary Kaplan, chairman and CEO, Virginia Health System; Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney, retiring state representative; Hyeok Kim, executive director, interIm CDA.
T.D. King, owner, Macnak Construction; Michael Kluse, director, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Mary Lindquist, president, Washington Education Association; Chris Rivera, president, Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association; David Rolf, president, SEIU Local 775.
Elaine Rose, CEO, Planned Parenthood Votes! Northwest; Orin Smith, regent, University of Washington; Marilyn Strickland, mayor, City of Tacoma; Steve Stuart, Clark County commissioner; Sue Taoka, executive vice president, Craft3; and Todd Woodard, board member, Aerospace Futures Alliance.
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