Governor's Distinguished Managers Association

About the association

The Governor's Distinguished Management Leadership Awards program was created to formally recognize state government managers who demonstrate outstanding management excellence. Governor Booth Gardner signed Executive Order 91-08 to institutionalize the program. Learn more about the association's history.

2018–19 meeting schedule

All meetings are from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and are held at the Labor & Industries Building at 7273 Linderson Way SW, Tumwater, WA  98501.

Speakers presentations are 12–1 p.m.

Luncheon meeting invitations will be sent monthly. Guests are welcome. Lunch is $10. You must RSVP to the monthly invitation.

2018-19 theme:  Leadership and the customer experience

  • Friday, September 14, 2018 – Speaker: Dr. Gene Sharratt, Executive Director of the OSPI/AESD Association Initiatives Network
  • Monday, October 8, 2018
  • Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Friday, January 25, 2018
  • Friday, February 22, 2018
  • Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – GDMA Reception, Pellegrino’s Event Center, 5757 Littlerock Rd SW, Tumwater

2018–19 association board members

  • Betsy Hagen, Chair, Student Achievement Council, 360.753.7860
  • Cyndee Baugh, Chair-Elect, Department of Revenue, 360.596.3631
  • Gene Lawrence, Secretary/Treasurer, Washington State Patrol, 206.262.6113
  • Christina Crawford, Assistant to the Board, Student Achievement Council, 360.753.7629

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