Washington Workforce Association Announces Departure of Executive Director Sandra Miller

Washington Workforce Association Announces Departure of Executive Director Sandra Miller


Washington Workforce Association Olympia, WA (December 12, 2022). The Washington Workforce Association (WWA) announced today that Executive Director Sandra Miller will depart the organization at the end of the calendar year.

Sandra began her three-year tenure at WWA in October 2019, focused on fostering collective impact of local boards, supporting cross-agency and organization collaboration and boost the impact of local workforce boards.

Just a few months into her tenure, the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak charged the organization to pivot its programming to serve as a central point of coordination between local boards and agencies, enabling vital communication, collaboration and support for businesses and individuals impacted by pandemic-related economic conditions. As the pandemic subsided Sandra continued to foster these relationships, bridging from pandemic response to collaborative and cohesive development of funded programs and proposals to a successful 2022 Annual Conference with over 400 attendees.

“I am forever grateful for the trust the Washington Workforce Association put in me to take them to the next level. Through many challenges and successes occurring over the last three years, the organization is poised and ready to venture on. I stand ready to support them as they transition to new leadership.” said WWA Executive Director, Sandra Miller. 

“On behalf of the entire WWA Board, I would like to thank Sandra for her leadership in navigating the WWA through a tremendous period of change for the organization as well as the challenges presented to all of us by the pandemic. We wish her the very best in her future endeavors,” said WWA Board Chair, Joy Emory.

On December 7th, the WWA Board elected Amy Martinez, CEO, South Central Workforce Council as Vice Chair and William Westmoreland, CEO, Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council as Treasurer. Newly elected board officers will join Katie Condit, CEO of WorkForce Central and WWA Vice Chair, as she assumes the role of Board Chair effective January 1, 2023.

The WWA Board has embarked on a transition period focusing on re-alignment of the association with the changing needs of local workforce regions and the workforce development community at-large. “Local workforce boards continue to adapt to meet the needs of our customers and address critical issues such as wage and occupation equity and employer demand for a skilled workforce,” said Katie Condit. “On behalf of the WWA Board, we remain committed to the evolution of the association to ensure that it serves to advance collaboration, accountability, and meaningful impact in workforce development across communities in the State of Washington.”

WWA staff Susie Griffin, Strategic Initiatives Manager and Bianca Laxton, Executive Assistant will continue to serve as central points of contact for the association, supported by Officers of the Board. For more information about Washington Workforce Association, please visit www.washingtonworkforce.org

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