New WRC president

We are pleased to announce that Lew Moore has been hired as our new president. The press release is below:

 

WASHINGTON RESEARCH COUNCIL HIRES NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE

The board of the Washington Research Council, a non-profit, non-partisan public policy research organization, is pleased to announce the hiring of Lew Moore as its new president.

With decades of public policy experience at the federal and state levels, Mr. Moore brings a strong history of consensus building, academic research, and a rich understanding of Washington state issues that are confronting large and small businesses alike.  He succeeds the Research Council’s longstanding former president, Richard Davis.

“After many years of strong leadership by Dick Davis, the board is excited about the opportunity under Lew Moore’s leadership to expand the Research Council’s capacity to educate policy makers, the media, and general public about policy issues that impact our region’s competitiveness,” said board chair, Susan Champlain.

The Washington Research Council’s membership is comprised of many small, medium, and large businesses. With priorities around education funding, tax policies, climate, trade, and host of other issues confronting legislators during the upcoming legislative session, the Research Council will continue its role as a significant voice in educating lawmakers on the potential impacts of these important policies.

“Our region has so much going for it today,” stated Lew Moore. “We need to make sure our policymakers have solid, well-researched information in making decisions which will impact the ability to grow and create jobs.  I look forward to strengthening the Research Council as a leader in the effort to foster prosperity and expand opportunities here.”