Gov. Jay Inslee today named Christine Bezanson director of Results Washington, Inslee’s initiative to make state government more effective.
Launched in 2013, Results Washington tracks outcome measures and key drivers that reflect the governor’s statewide priorities, such as: world-class education; prosperous economy sustainable energy and clean environment; health and safe communities; and efficient, effective and accountable government.
“Christy has extensive experience in state government and understands how data and tracking outcomes can help improve policy,” Inslee said. “She brings a client-focused approach to her work and I know she will build on the great work that Results Washington has done over the past seven years. I thank Pat Lashway for stepping into the interim role and for helping to manage through this transition. I look forward to welcoming Christy to my cabinet.”
Bezanson is currently associate director at the Washington State Institute for Public Policy where she provides leadership for a staff of researchers conducting work in support of WSIPP’s non-partisan research portfolio. Prior to that she worked for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, where she held a variety of positions including: senior director for the Enterprise Projects Office; senior director, operations chief, business process improvement coordinator, and also legislative, performance and business management coordinator of the Operations Support and Services Division.
She began her career as a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton working on contracts for the U.S. Army, General Services Administration and the U.S. Department of Energy.
She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Evergreen State College and a bachelor’s degree from Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif.
Bezanson's position is effective May 1.