LaTasha Wortham | Chief of Staff
As Chief of Staff, LaTasha directs the staff of the agency, oversees all matters of policy, communications, international relations, programming, outreach, and all other functions of the agency, and staffs the Lieutenant Governor on the Rules Committee. She is the key liaison with the Governor’s Office and other state agencies. LaTasha has more 15 years of experience working for community organizations and government. She served in leadership positions for both Former U.S. Representative Norm Dicks and U.S. Representative Denny Heck. As District Director, LaTasha managed U.S Rep. Heck’s operations and staff in Washington State. LaTasha serves on boards and is affiliated with various organizations including: Tacoma Urban League, The Tacoma Pierce County Black Collective, Hilltop Artist, Tacoma Community House, and Rotary. LaTasha has a B.A. in Law & Diversity from Western Washington University, and is a graduate of Wilson High School in Tacoma.
Libby Hollingshead | Deputy Chief of Staff
As Deputy Chief of Staff, Libby assists with running the agency, oversees the Lieutenant Governor’s schedule, and leads the office’s work to improve employment access for veterans and people with disabilities. In addition, Libby staffs several legislative and state committees, including the Senate Rules Committee, the State Finance Committee, the Healthcare Facilities Board, and the Higher Education Facilities Board. Prior to joining the Lieutenant Governor’s team, Libby worked with the Lieutenant Governor as his Legislative Assistant while he served in both the state Senate and state House. Libby received a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Washington’s Program on the Environment, where she focused on interdisciplinary environmental policy.
Kristina Brown | Director of External Relations
As Director of External Relations, Kristina manages office communications, oversees digital content, liaises with media, and executes strategic community outreach. Kristina leads the office’s higher education portfolio, and she is responsible for developing the capabilities of the Lieutenant Governor’s Office to expand educational opportunities for Washingtonians. Prior to joining the Lieutenant Governor’s team, Kristina served as a legislative analyst in Washington’s Office of the Attorney General, managed several statewide political campaigns, worked as a session aide in then-Senator Habib’s office, and got her start in politics working at a local political fundraising firm. Kristina received a B.A. in Political Science, and Law, Societies & Justice, at the University of Washington.
Miranda Roberts | Director of Economic Development
As Director of Economic Development, Miranda spearheads initiatives aimed at bolstering Washington state’s economy and creating a more prosperous Washington for all. She advises the Lieutenant Governor on all economic development and trade initiatives, and coordinates both his domestic economic development work and his international trade missions. Miranda also staffs the Legislative Committee for Economic Development and International Relations and serves as the intergovernmental liaison between the Lieutenant Governor’s Office and Tribal governments in Washington state. Miranda serves as point-person for managing the Lieutenant Governor’s membership in a variety of national associations, including the National Lieutenant Governors Association. Prior to joining the Lieutenant Governor’s team, Miranda managed his lieutenant gubernatorial and state senatorial campaigns, in addition to working as an associate at a public affairs firm in Chicago. Miranda received a B.A. in Political Economy and Political Communication from the University of Washington.
Cathleen Bright | Executive Assistant
As Executive Assistant to the Lt. Governor, Cathleen performs the administrative and human resource functions of the Lt. Governor’s office. Cathleen manages the front office, conducts constituent casework, and supports staff internally with project development. Cathleen also supports the Lt. Governor’s legislative work by maintaining the President of the Senate portfolio, which includes bill tracking, liaising with legislators and legislative staff, and monitoring legislative processes. Cathleen attended the University of Washington, and has over 20 years of professional experience in the public and private sectors. Cathleen owns a consulting company, is a former state employee, and serves as a member of various public interest boards.