Posted on 21 December 2015.
Joby Shimomura, Gov. Jay Inslee’s current chief of staff, is stepping down to resume her work as a glass artist. Shimomura, who has served Inslee in multiple capacities since 1996, previously had a glass studio in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. She worked for Inslee as his congressional chief of staff for six years and managed several of his campaigns.
Inslee is appointing David Postman as his chief of staff effective Dec. 14. Postman has served as Inslee’s executive director of communications since the start of the governor’s term in 2013. (end)
Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 52 | 12/19-12/25
Posted on 18 April 2014.
By Vivian Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly
Joby Shimomura is a fourth-generation Japanese American, recently appointed as Gov. Jay Inslee’s chief of staff. On April 13, she took time to talk about her professional background and how she found her way to the Governor’s office.
The event was hosted by the Hokubei Hochi Foundation, a non-profit that celebrates and preserves the culture of the Nikkei and Japanese people through community engagement.
Influenced by family ties in the community, Shimomura was inspired to work in the political world as a teen, and gained early experience through volunteering at civic events and legislative internships. As she neared high school graduation, Shimomura debated whether she should attend college, or forego it completely to chase her dreams of working in Washington, D.C. Read the full story
Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/25
Posted on 08 November 2013.
Gov. Jay Inslee has named senior advisor Joby Shimomura as his new chief of staff.
Shimomura, 41, is a longtime aide who has served on the governor’s executive team since he took office in January. Read the full story
Posted in Briefs, Vol 32 No 46 | 11/9-11/15