BIAW External Affairs adds Senior Legislative Manager
February 20, 2023
BIAW’s External Affairs team welcomed Tricia Gullion as Senior Legislative Manager on Feb. 16. She will work with Legislative Director Josie Cummings and assist with BIAW’s legislative affairs activity.
Gullion comes to BIAW after serving as a public information officer for the Washington State Senate Republican Caucus for five years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Walla Walla University and interned for BIAW during her college years. She lives in Olympia with her husband Adam and their son Aidan.
BIAW’s External Affairs team
The External Affairs team partners with BIAW members to protect and promote the American dream of homeownership for Washington families. During the legislative session, the team works to pass pro-housing and pro-business legislation and to defeat efforts that drive up the cost of buying or remodeling a home.
All year round, they represent the building industry in state agency rulemaking and before the Washington State Building Code Council. In this role, they provide builders’ perspectives to decision-makers and keep members informed of new rules and regulations.
They also partner with other pro-business and free market organizations to recruit and support pro-building candidates at all levels of government.
Led by Managing Director of External Affairs Jan Himebaugh, the team includes:
Legislative Director Josie Cummings
Policy and Research Manager Andrea Smith
Senior Legislative Manager Tricia Gullion