Meet the Board and Director

Jane Rushford, Board Chair 
Jane Rushford was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee in January 2015. Her commitment to collaboration and transparency has been recognized throughout her years of state service in executive capacities at the departments of Enterprise Services, General Administration and Natural Resources. She also served as a staff administrator at the state House of Representatives and began her state career in the legislative and federal documents section of the Washington State Library.

Jane is the recipient of the Governor’s Award for Leadership in Management, Commissioner of Public Lands Award for Contributions to the Health of Washington’s Natural Resources and Governor Gregoire’s Award for Community Partnership. She has also contributed to the work or boards of several not-for-profit organizations including Girl Scouts of Western Washington and The Evergreen State College Board of Governors. 

 

Ollie Garrett, Board Member 
Ollie A. Garrett, of Kirkland, was appointed to the Liquor and Cannabis Board effective August 15, 2016. She is president and CEO of PMT Solutions, a Bellevue-based collection company that provides comprehensive check collection and receivable management services for businesses.

Garrett is serving her fifth term as president of Tabor 100, an association working to further economic power, educational excellence and social equity for African-Americans and the community at large. Garrett is an at-large appointee of the King County Civil Rights Commission, co-chair of the Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises and an appointed board member of the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board, the Employment Security Advisory Board and the Washington Economic Development Finance Authority. She is also a member of the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club Advisory Board.

 

Russ Hauge, Board Member
Russ Hauge, of Kitsap County, was appointed to the Board in February 2015. Prior to joining the Board he spent 33 years as a practicing lawyer. In his early career, he worked ten years in a small Port Orchard law firm representing individuals and businesses. He was first elected Kitsap County’s Prosecuting Attorney in 1994 and held that position until Dec. 31, 2014.

As Kitsap County’s prosecutor, Russ was a member of the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (WAPA). He has served as WAPA’s President, chair of its Legislative Committee, and as its representative on the State Sentencing Guidelines Commission, the Supreme Court’s Minority and Justice Commission, the Sex Offender Policy Board, and the Washington Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice. Most recently, Russ served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the Justice Center of the Council of State Governments and has been appointed to serve as the Chair of Washington’s Sentencing Guidelines Commission.
 

Rick Garza, Director 
Rick Garza has been with the Liquor Cannabis Board since 1997. During Rick’s career with WSLCB he has also held the positions of Legislative and Tribal Liaison, Policy Director and Deputy Director. Prior to joining the Liquor and Cannabis Board, Rick served 13 years as a staff member for the Washington State Legislature, including five years with the Washington State Senate and eight years with the state House. His legislative assignments included Policy Analyst in the state Senate, House of Representatives Staff Director, and adviser to House and Senate leadership.

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