Inslee appoints Michael Fong as director of the Washington State Department of Commerce

Inslee appoints Michael Fong as director of the Washington State Department of Commerce

Gov. Jay Inslee today named¬†Michael Fong to serve as director of the Washington State Department of Commerce. He replaces Lisa Brown, who left Commerce earlier this year after leading the agency for four years. Kendrick Stewart, Commerce’s deputy director and current acting director, will continue leading the agency until Fong begins on May 8. Fong currently serves as the regional administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s operations in the…