Katie Blinn - Over 20 years of law and executive-level management experience
Katie spent four years as an attorney with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, advising state agencies on a range of employment and labor relations issues including personnel investigations, “just cause” discipline, gender identity discrimination, state and federal reasonable accommodation laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), state and federal wage and overtime laws, collective bargaining rights, and public disclosure laws. She also advised state agency employers regarding complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Washington State Human Rights Commission. In addition, Katie litigated discipline and collective bargaining cases before arbitrators, the Public Employment Relations Commission, and the Personnel Resources Board.
Katie spent ten years as an executive-level manager with the Washington State Secretary of State’s Office. During that time, she served as an Assistant Director and Co-Director of the State Elections Office, and the Director of Legislative Policy and Governmental Relations. Katie understands the significant challenges presented by personnel issues, and the need to consider both internal and external dynamics.
Earlier in her career, Katie served as Nonpartisan Counsel for the House of Representatives, a Deputy Prosecutor for the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office, and a Law Clerk for the Washington State Court of
Appeals, Division II.