That nepotism tag doesn't come in handy much. But when it does, man, it's just the thing.
Seattle Community Colleges, a conglomerate of post-secondary schools and vocational institutes funded by the state, announced today two new members of its board of trustees. Appointed by Governor Chris Gregoire, the new members are Carmen Gayton, a Windermere Real Estate broker who also worked for the Weyerhaeuser Company, and—uh—Courtney Gregoire.
Hmmm... that unusual last name sure sounds like the last name of the woman who appointed her. But the bio in the press release makes no mention that she's the governor's daughter:
Courtney Gregoire is an attorney with Microsoft Corp., whose wide-ranging career in public service includes work as a legislative director in the U. S. Senate and as Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Commerce. While working in Washington, D.C, she also served with the National Democratic Institute and maintained her ties to Seattle, serving with the University of Washington Center for Women & Democracy. Trustee Gregoire is a graduate of Willamette University and Harvard Law School, and began her law career at K&L Gates.
Courtney Gregoire surely has the qualifications to serve on the board. But, you know, lacking full disclosure—Seattle Community Colleges didn't immediately respond to questions about the accidental omission—we'll do it for them.