PRESS RELEASE: Julie Martin Appointed Assistant Secretary of DOC Administrative Services Division
Released November 9, 2015
OLYMPIA – The Department of Corrections on Monday announced the appointment of Julie Martin as the Assistant Secretary for the Administrative Services Division.
Martin joined the Department of Corrections in August 2014 as the Director of Lean and Process Improvement. She has been influential in the agency-wide adoption of Lean practices and strategic planning, as evidenced by her leadership with Results DOC, Seven Step Problem Solving and successful Lean projects. She and her team helped divisions improve their processes by identifying concerning issues, eliminating waste, and standardizing work.
“Julie brings a wealth of experience from both governmental and private sector service,” said Deputy Secretary Jody Becker-Green, in making today’s announcement. “She has a demonstrated ability for multi-disciplinary problem-solving that adds value to our stakeholder-focused customer service. As our Assistant Secretary of Administrative Services, Julie will further serve to enhance our innovative and sustainable business practices, while engaging our staff.”
Martin came to DOC from Illinois-based Northstar Lottery Group as Senior Director of Sales and Promotions, where she successfully managed the recruitment of over 2,000 new retailer accounts, increased same-store sales, and implemented employee development programs. Prior to her work with Northstar, Martin served as Deputy Director of the Washington Lottery from 2005-2011. While there, she oversaw development of the operational and sales budget and worked with the Legislature and staff on policy issues. During her tenure with Lottery, she also sponsored Lean improvement projects that resulted in improved customer service, increased sales and improved relations with AFSCME union members. She directed all senior staff hiring, training and curriculum development. She also led the negotiations of a lottery gaming system conversion, which happened on time and within the $80 million budget.
Martin has a Bachelor of Arts degree from City University with an emphasis on business and marketing, and a graduate degree in public administration from the University of Washington Evans School of Public Administration.