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Small Business Liaisons
“We're acting to make it easier to do business in Washington"

SBLT Contact Information
Team Representative Contact Information
 
Name: Scott Hitchcock
Agency: Governor's Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance
Phone: 800-917-0043
 
Services:
Assistance with local, state, and federal business licensing regulations and environmental permitting.
   Name: Celia Nightingale and Andrew Bryan
Agency: Department of Labor & Industries
Phone: 360-902-4730 and 360-902-4865
Toll Free: 800-987-0145
 
Services:
Regulate Workers Compensation, employment standards & policies, workplace safety & health, and Contractor Registration.

 Tom Wieland - Department of Revenue  

Name: Tom Wieland and Kim Johnson
Agency: Department of Revenue
Phone: 360-705-6603 and 360-705-6615
Toll Free: 360-705-6705 and 360-705-6741
 
Services:
One stop state and city business licensing service, tax account registration, state business excise taxes, reseller permits, and tax incentives/credits.
  Name: Rafael Colón
Agency: Employment Security
Phone: 360-902-9540
 
Services:
Regulate Unemployment Insurance, Paid Family Medical Leave, Labor Market Information, and Work-Source program.
  Name: Patrick Reed
Agency: Secretary of State - Divisions of Coporations and Charities
Email: patrick.reed@sos.wa.gov  
Phone: 360-725-0358 (Direct) 360-725-0377 (Main)
 
Registration and Maintenance of:
Register Corporate Business Entities, Charitable Organizations, Trademarks, and Domestic Partnerships.
 
Name:  Nancy Rocha Aguilar
Agency: Commission on Hispanic Affairs
Email: nancy.rochaaguilar@cha.wa.gov                                                              
Phone: 360-725-5661
 
Services:
Improving the development of public policy and government services to the Hispanic Community.
 
Name: Ed Prince
Agency: Commission on African American Affairs
Email: ed.prince@caa.wa.gov  
Phone: 360-725-5663
 
Services:
Improving the policies, programs, and services of the African American Community.
 
Name: Toshiko Hasegawa
Agency: Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
Phone: 206-377-9583
 
Services:
Improve the well-being, education, health, and economic development of the Asian Pacific Americans Community.
 
Name: Laura Raymond
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Email: lraymond@arg.wa.gov
Phone: 206-256-6157
 
Services:
Provide licenses and permits for agricultural products, regulate food safety and compliance with WSDA & USDA.
 
Name: Robb Zerr
Agency: Department of Commerce
Email: robb.zerr@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 206-256-6111
 
Services:
Improve economic development, housing, public safety, international trade, and funding for small businesses.
 
Name: Sharlett Mena
Agency: Department of Ecology
Email: sharlett.mena@ecy.wa.gov               
Phone: 360-407-7012
 
Services:
Provide environmental permitting and certifications, sustain health land, air & water, regulate waste and pollution.
  Name: Shana Barehand
Agency: Deparment of Enterprise Services
Phone: 360-407-7926
 
Services:
Doing business with the state, register to receive bid opportunities, provide contract services to state & local government.
 
Name: Regina Malveaux
Agency: Women's Commission
Email: regina.malveaux@wswc.wa.gov
Phone: 360-902-0382
 
Services:
Address the problems and needs of women, such as discrimination, harassment, compensation and job opportunities and the specific needs of women of color.
 
Name: Peter Vernie
Agency: Department of Fish & Wildlife
Email: peter.vernie@dfw.wa.gov   
Phone: 360-902-2302
 
Services:
Fishing and hunting permits, Hydraulic Project Approvals, enforce regulations to conserve and protect the wildlife.
 
Name: Jovi Swanson
Agency: Department of Health
Email: jovi.swanson@doh.wa.gov              
Phone: 360-236-4028
 
Services:
Provide public health and safety education, vital records certificates, health care licensing, and enforcement.
 
Name: Katherine McDaniel
Agency: Department of Licensing
Phone: 360-664-1386
 
Services:
Issue vehicle & boat registration, driver license, and professional licenses such as Real Estate, Engineers, Notaries, and Cosmetology.
 
Name: Tami Miketa
Agency: Department of Natural Resources
Email: tamara.miketa@dnr.wa.gov
Phone: 360-902-1415
 
Services:
Licensing and regulations related to public land, aquatics, forests, commercial development, geology and recreation.
  Name: Carolyn Cole
Agency: Department of Social and Health Services
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Email: carolyn.cole@dshs.wa.gov
Phone: 360-902-7807
Toll Free: 800-833-6388
 
Services:
Small Business Diversity Supplier; DVR State Plan; Client Assistance Program; and ADA Compliance.
  Name: Mitchell Dillard
Agency: Department of Social & Health Services
Email: mdillar@dshs.wa.gov
Phone: 360-664-5043
 
Services:
Regulate the New Hire Reporting Program, child support enforcement, and administer medical, housing, or food assistance.
  Name: Jackie Bayne
Agency: Department of Transportation
Email: baynej@wsdot.wa.gov
Phone: 360-338-5783
 
Services:
Provide permits related to transportation and highways and regulate public transportation & motor carrier safety
 
Name: Jennifer Montgomery
Agency: Department of Veterans' Affairs
Email: jenniferm@dva.wa.gov              
Phone: 360-725-2169
 
Services:
Provide beneifts, resources, and programs for veterans such as Veteran Owned Business Certification and Veterans Linked Deposit Program.
 
Name: Taylor Hennessee                           
Agency: Emergency Management Division
Email: taylor.hennessee@mil.wa.gov
Phone: 253-512-7054
 
Services:
Provide emergency response planning & coordination, disaster analysis, and prioritize the use of state resources.
  
Name: Beth Lehman and Kim Sauer
Agency: Liquor and Cannabis Board
Phone: 360-664-1792 and 360-664-1728
 
Services:
Regulate licensing and permitting services for Liquor, Cannabis, Tobacco, and Vapor Products.
  
Name: Rachel Murata
Agency: Office of Minority & Women's Business Enterprises
Email: rachelm@ombwe.wa.gov
Phone: 360-359-6219
 
Services:
Certification as a business owned by a minority, woman or disadvantaged individual for federal and state contracting, Linked Deposit Loan Program and Supplier Diversity
 
Name: Jeff Baughman
Agency: Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Email: jeffb@oic.wa.gov               
Phone: 360-725-7156
 
Services:
License & regulate Insurance Providers; provide consumer protection and educaiton.
 
Name: Lance Anderson
Agency: Washington State Lottery
Email: landerson2@walottery.com  
Phone: 360-485-5809
 
Services:
Provide license for Lottery Retailers, enforcement of regulations, and assistance with sales, marketing, and accounting.
 
Name: Sharon Ortiz
Agency: Human Rights Commission
Phone: 800-233-3247
 
Services:
Investigates discriminatory practices based on race, creed, color, national origin, and families with children.
 
Name: Manny Santiago
Agency: LGBTQ Commission
Phone: 360-902-7302
Website: Coming Soon!
 
Services:
Improve the LGBTQ community and ensure an effective means of advocating for equity in all aspects of state government.
 
Name: TBD
Agency: Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
Phone: 360-709-4600
 
Services:
Coordinate programs to educate, train, and grow the workforces; regulate licensing of private schools; career resources.

 

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