Governor appoints Sheree Wen of Medina to Washington State Arts Commission

Governor Jay Inslee recently appointed Sheree Wen of Medina to the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA). Wen will serve from August 2017 to July 2020. She is the President and Founder of UNESCO Washington State Center and is the appointed United States National Commissioner to UNESCO. Of the 22 ArtsWA commission members, 19 are appointed by the Governor. Four members are appointed by the Legislature. 

Sheree Wen Biography

Sheree earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in Materials Science and Engineering, Solid State Physics, and Statistics. After graduation, she joined IBM and was a member of IBM's senior management team, responsible for corporate technical strategies, worldwide manufacturing, corporate quality, and university grants. Sheree went on to found companies which developed, manufactured, and distributed pace-setting electronic products worldwide. Currently she is the President and Founder of UNESCO Washington State Center and serves as the United States National Commissioner to UNESCO. Sheree was elected to the Medina City Council in 2015 and currently holds the office of Deputy Mayor. She sits on several boards in Seattle, including the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle International Film Festival, the University of Washington Library, and the Columbia Tower Club. Sheree has been honored many times in her career. She is the recipient of the Young Scientist of the Year Award; the AIME Robert Hardy Lansing Gold Medal; IBM Invention Achievement Award; recognized as a NASA Top Woman Supplier; and recipient of the U.S. Small Business Administration Award of Excellence.

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