The TVW Board of Directors announced Tuesday that former state legislator and Apple Inc. education policy director Renee Radcliff Sinclair will become the new president and chief executive officer of TVW. Her first day will be March 2.
Sinclair succeeds Greg Lane, who left in October and is now Deputy Secretary of State.
Since 2010, Sinclair has directed education policy for several western states for Apple Inc. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of Business Monthy Magazine, CEO of the Everett Area Chamber of Commerce, and the executive director of congressional and public affairs for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States for the Pacific Northwest.
From 1995 to 2001, Sinclair served in the Washington State House of Representatives representing Snohomish County.
Sinclair was chosen after a search led by TVW board chair and former House Majority Leader Lynn Kessler and board member Steve Kipp of Comcast.
In a statement, Kessler said Sinclair is a professional communicator who “thoroughly understands Washington government and politics” as a former legislator. “We believe she will effectively lead TVW in its mission to provide unbiased, unfiltered public access to government,” Kessler said.