Employment Security leadership

Commissioner Dale Peinecke

Commissioner Dale PeineckeDale Peinecke (PINE-uh-kee) was appointed as the 24th Commissioner of Washington’s Employment Security Department in January 2013. Before joining Governor Inslee’s cabinet, he spent more than 37 years in the aerospace and materials industries, including executive positions at Giddens Industries, Neuvant Aerospace, The Aerostructures Corp., Contour Aerospace and Alcoa. He has been engaged in Lean implementation efforts since 1985.

His interest in hiring skilled workers spurred him to get involved in the state’s workforce development system. In 2006, he was elected to the first of three consecutive terms as board chair for Snohomish County’s workforce development council, and he remained on the board through 2012. He also served on the advisory board for the M.B.A. Program at the University of Washington-Bothell from 2006 to 2008.

Dale grew up in the Pacific Northwest. He earned a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University and a master’s in manufacturing engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University

Contact Dale: 360-902-9500Email  |  Detailed Bio (pdf)

Executive leadership
ESD Org chart (pdf)

Cami Feek
Director, Paid Family Medical Leave

Cynthia Forland
Assistant Commissioner, Workforce Information and Technology Services

Janelle Guthrie
Director of Communications

Benjamin Hainline
Director of Internal Audit

Karl Kraber
Director of the Office of Lean Transformation

Kelly Lindseth
Director of Employment Connections

Julie Lord
Director of UI Customer Support

Ron Marshall
Assistant Commissioner, Human Resources

Tim Probst
Director, Workforce Initiatives

Nick Streuli
Director of Legislative and Executive Operations

Sandi Triggs
Assistant Commissioner, Finance & Administrative
Services Division

Daniel Zeitlin
Director of Employment System Policy

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