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 – Speaker: Betty Lochner, Cornerstone Coaching and Training
  • Friday, December 14, 2018 – Speaker: State Treasurer Duane Davidson
  • Friday, January 25, 2018 – Speaker: Amy Leneker, Leadership Development Consultant with Compass Consulting
  • Friday, February 22, 2018 – Speaker: Jody Becker, MSW, PhD, Deputy Secretary of Programs for Children and Families
  • Monday, March 11, 2019 – Leadership Forum and featured presenter:  Greg Youtz, Professor of Music at PLU (forum:  8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
  • Monday, April 15, 2019 – Speaker: Ingrid Walker, PhD, Associate Professor of American Studies in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington
  • Monday, May 13, 2019 – Speaker: Hollie Jensen, Results Washington
  • 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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