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