Mike Pellicciotti

Mike Pellicciotti

Washington State Treasurer-elect Mike Pellicciotti’s transition team includes local leaders

Federal Way Chamber CEO, Kent City Councilmember among team.

The transition team of Washington State Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti recently met to assist as he prepared to assume the role of the state’s chief financial officer.

The transition team includes local and state government, finance, small business, labor, and community leaders and will assist Pellicciotti as he initiates financial policy that supports working families and retirees in Washington today and in the years to come, according to a news release.

“I look forward to working with the current staff of the Treasurer’s Office that has a well-earned reputation for good government and attention to our state’s financial health,” said Pellicciotti, who started his new role Jan. 13. “In particular, I want to thank Treasurer Davidson for his office leadership and his gracious and helpful assistance during this transition.”

Joining the team from Federal Way is Rebecca Martin, CEO of the Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce. Martin says she appreciates Pellicciotti’s confidence in the Chamber’s network and that the assembled team is a “thoughtful cross section of voices from across the state.”

“I believe each person was selected for their background and I hope to be a continuing resource, contributing on behalf of the business community,” she said.

Now that Pellicciotti is sworn in, the team will address his initiatives and share input from each unique perspective as needed with specific focus on helping small businesses and to improve the economy, Martin said. Being on the team is an unpaid opportunity.

Members of the transition team include:

Senator Joe Nguyen

Senator David Frockt

King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay

Kent City Councilmember Satwinder Kaur

OneAmerica Board President Maria Beltran

Teamsters Joint Council 28 Political Action Director Shaunie Wheeler-James

40th District Representative Debra Lekanoff

State Investment Board Member Yona Makowski

Director of Washington Department of Commerce Lisa Brown

Washington Education Association Representative Lorrell Noahr

Retired Public Employee Council President Kandy Kraig

Federal Way Chamber CEO Rebecca Martin

Former Assistant Treasure Wolfgang Opitz

Snohomish County Treasurer Brian Sullivan

RetireCorp President and CEO John Cummerford

3rd District Representative Timm Ormsby

Former 46th District Representative Jessyn Farrell

Fife Councilmember Bryan Yambe

Washington Office of Financial Management Liaison Scott Merriman

Carbon WA Executive Director Jessie Martin

Washington Budget and Policy Center Executive Director Misha Werschkul

Washington State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business

Spokane Fire Battalion Chief Michael Bacon

Central Washington University’s Board of Trustees Member Alex Harrington


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