Governor's Awards for Leadership

The Governor's Award for Leadership in Management is an annual award that recognizes managers in state government who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through performance results in the previous year.

2019 awards

2018 award recipients

Group photo of award recipients, 2018
2018 award recipients with Governor Inslee and Trudi Inslee.

  • Mike Anbesse, Department of Social and Health Services
  • Dave Becher, Department of Transportation
  • Jim Crawford, Office of Financial Management
  • Lisa Darnell, Department of Ecology
  • Shane Esquibel, Attorney General’s Office
  • Lori Figone, Department of Transportation
  • Marilee Fosbre, Department of Social and Health Services
  • Dr. Charissa Fotinos, Health Care Authority
  • Steven Gill, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • David Iseminger, Health Care Authority
  • Chris Lamb, Department of Social & Health Services
  • Kelly Lindseth, Employment Security Department
  • Sarah Peterson, Department of Social and Health Services
  • Sharon Redmond, Department of Social a Health Services
  • Kris Reitmann, Department of Transportation
  • David Sorrell, Department of Revenue
  • Cheryl Sullivan-Colglazier, Department of Enterprise Services
  • Ann Sweeney, Department of Enterprise Services
  • Jonnita Thompson, Department of Labor and Industries
  • Scott West, WaTech


Leslie McGuire, State Human Resources Division
Office of Financial Management
(360) 407-4105