Gov.-elect Jay Inslee named David Schumacher the new Director of the Office of Financial Management this morning. Schumacher is taking the place of Stan Marshburn, who I spoke with yesterday, and will serve as Inslee’s chief advisor on budget and fiscal issues.
Schumacher’s first task will be to help develop a budget for the incoming governor that will address the recent state Supreme Court ruling on funding for K-12 education.
“David is a creative thinker, and his experience and expertise in state fiscal matters is unparalleled,” said Inslee this morning at a meeting of his transition committee where he appointed Schumacher to the post. “David has worked in both the public and private sector, and has a proven track record of working with lawmakers from both parties.”
Since October, Schumacher has served as executive director of the Council of Presidents for the Washington Student Achievement Council, representing the state’s six public universities. Prior to that he was staff director for the Senate Ways and Means Committee for two years, a position he also held from 2003–2008. In between, he served as government affairs director for Boeing.