Meet the Board and Director

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.


Rick Garza, Director 
Rick is the Agency Director of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) and has been with the agency since 1997. During his career with the WSLCB he has also held the positions of legislative and tribal liaison, policy director and deputy director.

Prior to joining the WSLCB, 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.

Rick is a past president of the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA) and presided during 2012-13. In 2016, he was inducted into the NCSLA Hall of Fame. 

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