FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington State PTA Hires New Executive Director
TACOMA, Wash, 11/26/2018 – The Washington State Parent Teacher Association has selected Andrew L. Estep, CAE, as their new Executive Director starting December 1, 2018. The Board of Directors conducted a nationwide search and are delighted to bring Estep on board. According to Board President, Michelle Nims, “Andrew is a perfect fit for the position, just the person we need.”
Estep will be joining the Washington State PTA after many years working for association management companies where he served several nonprofit organizations. His experiences have provided him with great depth and breadth in association management. According to Estep, “I am grateful for the opportunity to put my experience to work serving such a great cause.”
Born in Yakima, Estep has spent most of his life in the Seattle area. He is a US Air Force veteran who turned to nonprofit work after several years in aerospace. As a lifelong learner, he is proud to be a Certified Association Executive. Through his membership with the Washington Society of Association Executives, he volunteers to help other association professionals prepare for the exam.
Founded in 1905, the Washington State PTA is the largest child advocacy organization in Washington state with over 130,000 members and is a leading voice for all children in the state. Through comprehensive and focused advocacy efforts, they ensure that the legislators in Olympia know about the health, safety and education needs of parents and children. The WSPTA volunteers and staff train and support local PTA organizations via local events, webinars, and an annual statewide conference to be strong leaders and advocates in their communities helping to make every child’s potential become a reality.
More information about the Washington State PTA including its legislative platform and how to become in involved can be found on their website, www.wastatepta.org.
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