PRESS RELEASE: Jeannie Miller Named Assistant Secretary of Administrative Operations
Released June 21, 2018
Assistant Secretary Jeannie Miller (DOC Communications)
TUMWATER – Secretary Stephen Sinclair has named Jeannie Miller as the assistant secretary of the administrative operations division within the Washington Department of Corrections, effective July 16, 2018. The position was previously held by Julie Martin who promoted to deputy secretary on April 6, 2018. Miller currently serves as the interim director for Correctional Industries (CI) and brings to the role more than nine years of administrative experience in Washington Department of Corrections, and 18 years of state service.
“Jeannie has proven herself as a leader in financial and performance management within the Correctional Industries division,” said Sinclair. “Throughout her rise through the ranks of CI, Jeannie has demonstrated smart and strategic achievements and has never wavered from a potential challenge. Her determination has led her through lean operations management, chief financial officer, and assistant and then interim director, and all the while, she’s enhanced workforce development, contractual and risk management, and sound budgeting practices. She works tirelessly to enhance collaborations, partnerships, and stakeholder engagement. Jeannie exemplifies loyalty and dedication to our agency and the hard work of so many of our correctional staff.”
Jeannie Miller began her career with the Washington Department of Corrections in September 2009 as a lean operations manager and promoted through increasing levels of responsibility in financial and operational services within Correctional Industries. Miller has served the interim director of Correctional Industries since December 2017.
Miller has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington with an emphasis in accounting and urban planning and development.
“I cannot wait to get started working with everyone and look forward to better understanding the strengths and challenges of our great agency,” said Miller. “I’m excited by this opportunity to apply my years of experience at an agency-wide level and impact. I believe in achieving results, long-term sustainability, and strong collaborations across the agency and with stakeholders.”