David Postman, Board Chair
David Postman, of Olympia, was appointed as Board Chair effective March 15, 2021. Prior to his appointment, David served as Gov. Inslee’s chief of staff from Dec. 2015 until Nov. 15, 2020. He served in the Inslee administration since the governor took office in 2013, first serving as his executive director of communications.
Before joining the Inslee administration, David served as a senior director at Vulcan Inc., the company headed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. David has a 26-year career as an award-winning journalist in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, including 14 years working as a political reporter for The Seattle Times.
Ollie Garrett, Board Member
Ollie 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.
Jim Vollendroff, Board Member
Jim Vollendroff, MPA, has 35 years of experience in the behavioral health field. He most recently served as the Behavioral Health Senior Advisor for Policy and Advocacy for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington (UW). In Jan. 2019 he was recruited to be the founding Director of the Harborview/UW Medicine Behavioral Health Institute, a position he held until early 2021.
In addition, for 16 years he served in top leadership roles at the King County Department of Community and Human Services including 11 years as Deputy Director and five years as Director the King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division. Jim’s first day as a Board member is May 2, 2022.
William Lukela, Director
William N. “Will” Lukela joined the Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) as agency Director in July 2023. In that capacity, he will oversee the day-to-day operations of the agency.
Lukela served formerly as Deputy Chief of Licensing for the Colorado Dept. of Revenue, Marijuana Enforcement Division. In that capacity, he had oversight, management, supervision and leadership of licensing staff including criminal and compliance investigators, section managers, licensing specialists and business analysts assigned to headquarter and regional offices.
Lukela is experienced in large-scale regulatory initiatives. Under his leadership at the Colorado Dept. of Revenue Lukela helped transition the Marijuana Enforcement Division from an enforcement philosophy to a philosophy focused on collaboration, education, and compliance, utilizing progressive discipline when appropriate. In addition, he is committed to, and engaged with, agency diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.