I am honored to announce that my guest this week will be Courtney Gregoire, Port of Seattle Commissioner! We will be live on air on Desi1250am as well as on Facebook Live on the Facebook page of Tahmina Talks Immigration on Tuesday July 11th 2017 at 10am PST!
Commissioner Gregoire played a very special role during the first travel ban chaos at SeaTac airport and in obtaining the stay to the ban. Tune in to hear her talk about all that happened during those chaotic few days!
Courtney Gregoire was first elected to the Port of Seattle Commission in 2013, and was re-elected in 2015. Courtney works as a senior attorney for Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit, where she fights technology-facilitated crime against vulnerable populations including children and the elderly.
Commissioner Gregoire’s priorities include growing our regional economy, expanding international trade and tourism, and protecting our shared natural environment. These priorities reflect Courtney’s long-standing commitment to helping communities generate broadly shared prosperity.
Before returning home to Washington State, Courtney spent nearly 10 years working in Washington D.C. in senior-level positions in both the legislative and executive branches. From 2009 to 2012, Courtney served as Director of the National Export Initiative for President Obama and Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Commerce. She participated in the U.S.-China Legal Exchange and the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), the primary forum for addressing bilateral trade matters and promoting commercial opportunities between the United States and China.
Before joining the Obama administration, she served as Legislative Director and Chief Counsel for U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell. She previously worked as a policy assistant with the Domestic Policy Council in the White House. Courtney began her career at K&L Gates, an international law firm, counseling companies on legislative and regulatory matters.
Courtney graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Willamette University and received her law degree from Harvard Law School. Originally from Olympia, Washington, Courtney currently lives in Seattle with her husband Scott Lindsay and their two young daughters. As a family, they enjoy taking in our state’s natural beauty by hiking in the North Cascades and boating throughout Puget Sound.
Commissioner Gregoire will be on my talk show “Tahmina Talks Immigration” at 10am PST on Tuesday July 11th on Desi 1250am. If you have questions, you are welcome to email me in advance at email@example.com.
A huge thank you to Commissioner Gregoire for taking time out of her busy schedule for joining me to talk Immigration!