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Associate General Counsel Ashli Tagoai promoted to General Counsel

September 18, 2023

BIAW is excited to announce the promotion of Associate General Counsel Ashli Tagoai to the head of BIAW’s legal department as General Counsel beginning Oct. 1. Tagoai will fill the vacancy left by current General Counsel Jackson Maynard, who has accepted a full-time position as Executive Director of the Citizen Action Defense Fund.

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“After considering many outstanding candidates, it was clear to our entire search committee that Ashli was the best choice to succeed Jackson Maynard in leading BIAW’s legal team,” said BIAW Executive Vice President Greg Lane. “A talented and skillful attorney, Ashli is an expert on land use policy who will be a passionate and effective advocate for the interests of our members and the industry. She is also an exceptional resource for our members and local associations and a positive influence in our organization.”

Tagoai started as Associate General Counsel with BIAW in December 2022 after working as an associate attorney at Flynn & Associates in Seattle. Her work there focused on representing landlords in residential landlord-tenant disputes. As an advocate for property owners in her former role, Tagoai jumped at the opportunity to advocate for builders and housing providers at BIAW.

A native Washingtonian, Tagoai holds a B.A. in international relations and political science from Boston University and a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law. She was admitted to the Washington State Bar Association in 2021.

Join us in congratulating Ashli on her new role at BIAW!

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