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The Seattle office of the Washington State Department of Commerce makes it easy to do business in Washington, creating jobs and economic prosperity statewide.

The Office of Economic Development & Competitiveness (OEDC) team offers real-world business experience and their results-oriented approach is focused on your business needs. We provide businesses and investors with adaptive and customized programs and services that meet their specific needs so they can enter new markets, find new partners, make informed investments in the state, expand strategically, streamline legislation, identify new funding sources and hire and train more workers.

Administration

Reception Desk: (206) 256-6100

Diane Klontz, Interim Assistant Director – (206) 256-6146
Keith Swenson, Deputy Assistant Director – (206) 256-6102
Carolyn Busch, Policy Analyst – (206) 256-6140
Open, Budget Manager – (360) 957-8980
Kathleen Carney-Taylor, Budget Analyst – (360) 725-4023
Mary Ferguson, Operations Manager: Seattle – (206) 256-6130
Korrina Zambrzuski
, Administrative Assistant – (206) 256-6134
Russ Campbell, Administrative Assistant – (206) 256-6109
Front Desk Reception – (206) 256-6100

Sector Leads

Julie Anderson – Director of Economic Development,  Ag Tech – (206) 256-6137
Alison Beason
Director of Economic Development, Life Science Sector – (206) 256-6110
Stephanie Bowman, Director of Economic Development, Maritime – (206) 256-6104
Vincent Canada, Industry Sector Development Management Analyst – (206) 256-6124
Kirk Esmond, Sustainable Business Development Director – (206) 256-6142
Shannon Halberstadt, Creative Economy Sector Lead – (564) 669-0378
Kairie Pierce, Workforce Innovation Director – (206) 613-7673

Robin Toth
, Director of Economic Development, Aerospace Sector – (206) 256-6103
Brian Young, Director of Economic Development, Clean Technology Sector – (206) 256-6129
Joseph Williams, Director of Economic Development, ICT – (206) 256-6107

Business Development

Radi Simeonova, Managing Director – (206) 256-6114
Harry Birak, Business Development Manager – (206) 256-6121
Monica Bramble, Research Analyst – (509) 606-3520
Shannon McCarty, Aerospace Business Development Manager – (206) 256-6116
Ariane Ogier, Business Development Manager – (206) 256-6148
Nicole Witenstein, Program Manager – (206) 256-6105

Small Business Training & Education, State Marketing and Tourism

Robb Zerr, Senior Managing Director – (206) 256-6111
Linda Alongi, Education & Training Program Manager – (360) 725-4031
Terri Drexler, Small Business Program Manager – (564) 201-0242
Jacquie Goodwill, Marketing Communications Manager – (206) 256-6138
Kara Haggard, Design & Production Manager – (206) 256-6150
Alexander Harper, Brand & Creative Manager – (360) 535-4175
Susan HerrSmall Business Program Manager, Eastern Washington – (509) 220-6048
Lynn Longan, Manager, Small Business Training & Education Center – (360) 490-1950
Mark RentfrowSmall Business Program Manager, (360) 725-3081

Small Business Finance & Community Support

Linda Womack, Managing Director – (206) 256-6151
Lynn Fetch
, Small Business Finance Manager – (360) 725-2810
Jessica Cheng, Small Business Contract & Program Manager – (564) 669-4544
Lorena Lowell, Small Business Finance Manager – (360) 725-2809
Rachel Paris, Program & Contract Manager – (360) 725-3121
Shiloh Penland, Small Business Finance & Program Manager – (360) 890-2288

Small Business Export Assistance

Isabelle DeWulf, Managing Director – (206) 256-6143
Joanna Boatwright, Aerospace International Trade Specialist – (206) 256-3136
Callum Cleary, STEP Voucher Program Manager – (206) 256-6145
Karl Dahlgren, Life Science/Global Health Trade Specialist – (206) 256-6132
Tammy Deets, Clean Technology, Advanced Manufacturing & Maritime Manager – (206) 256-6154
Nicole Gunkle, Special Projects Manager – (206) 256-6131

Julie Monahan, Information & Communication Technology – (206) 256-6147

Grants, Contracts & Procurement

Brenda Pearson, Managing Director – (360) 628-9756
Diana Divens, Contracts Coordinator – (564) 999-3279
Serena Grimes, Procurement, Grants and Contract Manager – (564) 669-8429 
Deonne McSwain, Contracts, Grants and Procurement Manager – (564) 669-1245
Elijah Moon, Supervisor- Grants, Contracts, and Procurement – (360) 701-8273

 

 

 

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We are located in the:
Westin Building Exchange
2001 6th Ave, Suite #2600
Seattle, WA 98121

Seattle Office - OEDC

OEDC Offices 2001 Sixth Ave., Suite 2600 Seattle, WA  98121

Contact Information

Phone: 206.256.6100
Fax: 206.256.6158
eMail: moreinfo@choosewashington.com

Location

Downtown Seattle Office
2001 6th Ave. Suite 2600
Seattle, WA  98121

Olympia Office
1011 Plum Street SE
Olympia, WA 98504-2525

Hours

Mon–Fri: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed