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.
MATT BOEHNKE, STATE REPRESENTATIVE (R) - Rep. Boehnke represents the 8th district, which includes Richland, West Richland and Kennewick. He was raised in Kennewick, then attended Eastern Washington University, graduating as an ROTC-Distinguished Military Graduate. He then served 21 years in the U.S. Army Aviation branch. Since 2015, he has served as the director and lead professor of the cybersecurity division at Columbia Basin College. He also recently completed a three-year term on the Kennewick City Council. Matt serves as assistant ranking member of the House Innovation, Technology and Economic Development Committee, and is also a member of the House Transportation, Environment and Energy, and Capital Budget committees.
DAVID DANNER, CHAIR, UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION (UTC) - Gov. Inslee appointed David chair of the UTC for his second term in December 2018, where he was previously executive director since 2005. Before that, he was an executive policy advisor to Gov. Gary Locke and served on the Pollution Control Hearings Board and Shoreline Hearings Board. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), and chairs its Committee on International Relations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI), and the Executive Council of the National Council on Energy Policy. He also serves on advisory boards of the Critical Consumer Issues Forum, the Center for Public Utilities at the New Mexico State University College of Business, and the Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic at the University of Washington Law School.
VIGGO FORDE, CIO and IT DIRECTOR, SNOHOMISH COUNTY - Gov. Inslee appointed Viggo to the Board in December 2019. He leads an organization of IT professionals that manage the information technology needs for county leadership, as well as the population of Snohomish county, the third largest county in Washington and one of the fastest growing counties in the country. His experience spans multiple facets such as large and small business transformations, content management, program management, technical/customer support strategies and change management. He attended the University of Washington and earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Master of Science in Engineering.
TRACY GUERIN, DIRECTOR, DEPT. OF RETIREMENT SYSTEMS (DRS) - Gov. Inslee appointed Tracy director of DRS in September 2016. She leads an organization of approximately 250 team members who administer one of the most complex public retirement systems in the country. DRS serves over 750,000 current and former public employees at both the state and local government levels. Her career spans over 30 years in executive leadership in various state agencies. She also serves as an ex officio member of the Washington State Investment Board, the Pension Funding Council and the Select Committee on Pension Policy. 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 being elected 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 Innovation, Technology and Economic Development Committee and serving on the Appropriations and State Government and Tribal Relations Committees. 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 chairs the Housing Stability and Affordability Committee, is vice-chair of the State Government, Tribal Relations and Elections Committee and also serves on the Law and Justice and Rules Committees. While in the House, Patty successfully passed legislation aimed at streamlining Washington’s legal system and making government more efficient.
BUTCH LEONARDSON - 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.
ANN RIVERS, STATE SENATOR (R) - Sen. Rivers represents the 18th Legislative District, serving parts of Clark County. Elected in 2012, she also serves on several Senate committees including Environment, Energy & Technology, Health & Long-Term Care, Rules, and Ways & Means. Ann is in her fifth year on the Senate Republican leadership team, as the caucus whip. Her legislative priorities include strengthening Washington's economy, protecting the state's taxpayers by prioritizing state spending, and ensuring southwest Washington's needs for a solid transportation system are moving forward. She has a bachelor's degree in political science (moniring in natural science and history) and a secondary-education teaching certificate.
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.
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