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Technology Services Board (TSB) Board Members

JAMES WEAVER, BOARD CHAIR AND STATE CIO - Gov. Inslee appointed Jim State CIO in December 2018. Jim has over 32 years of experience in the IT industry, having served in varying management and technical positions, most notably as the Commonwealth of PA’s Chief Technology Officer, as well as Chief Technology Officer and Deputy Chief Information Officer for the commonwealth’s Departments of Human Services, Aging and Insurance. Jim has proven expertise with successful large scale modernization efforts with an enterprise approach to technology and information security management. Jim also holds numerous ITIL certifications and earned his Certified Government Chief Information Officer qualification from Harrisburg University.

DAVID DANNER, CHAIR, UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION (UTC) - Gov. Inslee appointed David chair of the UTC in February 2013, where he was previously executive director since 2005. Before that, he was an executive policy advisor to Gov. Locke and served on the Environmental Hearings Board. He currently serves on the Energy Resources and Environment and International Committees of the National Assoc. of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).

TRACY GUERIN, DIRECTOR, DEPT. OF RETIREMENT SYSTEMS (DRS) - Gov. Inslee appointed Tracy director of DRS in September 2016. She leads an organization of more than 200 team members who administer one of the most complex public retirement systems in the country. Her career spans over 30 years in various state agencies. She received the Governor's Management and Leadership Award in 2012. 

ZACK HUDGINS, STATE REPRESENTATIVE (D) - Rep. Hudgins represents the 11th district, which includes Renton, Tukwila, Kent and South Seattle. Rep. Hudgins worked with both Amazon and Microsoft before coming to the legislature in 2002. His background in the tech industry prepared him to be a leader within the legislature on IT issues, chairing the House General Government and Information Technology and State Government and Information Technology Committees, and serving on the Technology and Economic Development Committee. Rep. Hudgins was instrumental in the creation of the TSB and this is his second appointment to the Board. He also serves on the National Conference of State Legislatures Cybersecurity Taskforce, working to educate and engage other lawmakers on cybersecurity policy discussions.

PATTY KUDERER, STATE SENATOR (D) - Sen. Kuderer represents the 48th Legislative District as its first female Senator. She first held a seat in the House of Representatives from September 2015 through January 2017. Patty is a mom, attorney and long-time community advocate. She is the assistant ranking minority member on the Senate Health Care Committee, and is also a member of the Financial Institutions & Insurance and State Government Committees. While in the House, Patty successfully passed legislation aimed at streamlining Washington’s legal system and making government more efficient. 

BUTCH LEONARDSON, LEONARDSON LEADERSHIP SERVICES, LLC - Butch has 40 years in Information Technology leadership, specializing in strategic consulting and large-scale systems implementation. He held executive positions in the health and financial services industries, including BECU, where he retired in December 2014. Since then, he has been actively involved in helping build IT leadership capabilities within organizations. Butch earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Business Administration at Seattle University. He served on the board during the Gregoire administration and was recently re-appointed by Governor Inslee for another term. 

PAUL MOULTON, EXECUTIVE VP AND CIO, COSTCO WHOLESALE - Paul's career at Costco Wholesale spans over 30 years, serving the last 7 years as the Executive Vice President and CIO. He graduated in 1973 from the University of San Diego while working at Safeway Stores. Paul worked in Operations at Safeway, Fed Mart and Target Stores before joining Costco. He also chairs the Board of Directors at Heritage University in Toppenish, WA and serves on two committees for Agros International of Seattle.

JEFF PAULSEN, PAST PRESIDENT, LOCAL 443, WA FEDERATION OF STATE EMPLOYEES - Jeff has worked as an IT specialist for various Washington State agencies for over thirty years, serving as a mainframe programmer, a network and systems administrator, and currently as a Security Architecture Design Engineer. He has been a member of the Washington Federation of State Employees’ Executive Board for the last five years, and served as the President of WFSE Local 443 from 2013 to 2016.

VIKKI SMITH, DIRECTOR, DEPT. OF REVENUE (DOR) - Vikki leads one of the most awarded and respected state revenue agencies in the nation. She has worked her entire career at DOR, starting in June 1970, as temporary clerical staff. She worked her way up through the ranks in positions of increasing responsibility and authority, eventually taking on leadership roles in several divisions, including Tax Payer Services, Information Services and as Deputy Director. DOR plays a pivotal role in funding the state’s future, collecting $19.6 billion in taxes in the most recent fiscal year.