Employment Security Advisory Committee (ESAC)

ESAC was formed in August 2013 in collaboration with Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s office. The goal of the council is to help ESD implement our new strategy and goals and to help us stay aligned with Governor Inslee’s Results Washington.

The council will focus on Washington's employment system as a whole, including:

  • Workforce and career development
  • Unemployment insurance (UI)
  • UI-related programs that lead to a thriving economy, quality jobs, and expanded career opportunities for all Washingtonians.


Next Meetings

  • April 25, 2018, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Location:  Employment Security Department, Maple Room Meeting Room  |  212 Maple Park Ave. SE, Olympia, WA 98501
  • July 25, 2018, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Location:  Employment Security Department, Maple Room Meeting Room  |  212 Maple Park Ave. SE, Olympia, WA 98501
  • October 24, 2018, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Location:  Employment Security Department, Maple Room Meeting Room  |  212 Maple Park Ave. SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Past meetings


ESAC Contacts at Employment Security Department:

Nick Streuli
Legislative and Executive Operations Director
nstreuli@esd.wa.gov

Bianca Stoner
Legislative and Executive Policy Analyst
bstoner@esd.wa.gov


ESAC Committee Members

Jeanne Bennett
Representing At-Large
Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council

Larry Brown
Representing Labor
Legislative Director, Aerospace Machinists Industrial

Gary Chandler
Representing Business
Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Association of Washington Businesses

Mike Gempler
Representing Business
Executive Director, Washington Growers League

Mark Johnson
Representing Business
Vice President, Government Affairs, Washington Retail Association

Joe Kendo
Representing Labor
Governmental Affairs Director, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Lee Newgent
Representing Labor
Executive Secretary, Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO

John Tirpak
Representing At-Large
Executive Director/Attorney, Unemployment Law Project

TBD
Representing At-Large
   

  

This council was formed in accordance with statute (RCW 50.12.200) which requires three business, three labor, and three at-large members for a board comprised of nine. Meetings are open to all interested parties who wish to attend and are a matter of public record.