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.

2019–20 meeting schedule

All meetings are 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. 

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.

2019-20 theme:  Voice of the Customer

Date Speaker Location
Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 Meg Meghann, Department of Licensing Deputy Director  Department of Revenue, 6400 Linderson Way SW Tumwater WA 98501
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019  Wendy Fraser, Fraser Consulting Department of Revenue, 6400 Linderson Way SW Tumwater WA 98501
Monday, Dec. 9, 2019  Amy Leneker, Leadership Consultant and Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator Labor & Industries, 7273 Linderson Way SW Tumwater WA 98501 
Friday, Jan. 31, 2020  Lori Pfingst, Senior Director, Poverty Council, DSHS Labor & Industries, 7273 Linderson Way SW Tumwater WA 98501 
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020  TBD Labor & Industries, 7273 Linderson Way SW Tumwater WA 98501 
Friday, Apr. 10, 2020  TBD Labor & Industries, 7273 Linderson Way SW Tumwater WA 98501 
Thursday, May 28, 2020  TBD Department of Revenue, 6400 Linderson Way SW Tumwater WA 98501
June 2020  GDMA Reception  

2019–20 association board members

  • Cyndee Baugh, Chair, Department of Revenue, 360.596.3631
  • Joshua Johnston, Chair-Elect, Washington State Lottery, 360.810.2878
  • Rob Rice, Secretary/Treasurer, Department of Revenue, 360.705.6201

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