Chad Pearson

Chad Pearson performs business outreach and administers mass communications for Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD).  A hotel industry professional for more than 20 years, he brought his sales and marketing experience along with his curious nature to ESD in 2014. He specializes in connecting with others, being a jack-of-all-trades and bringing a business perspective to his work.

Registered Apprenticeship has been a significant focus of his work since 2016, where is has been developing a micro-site on the topic for the state’s job board called 

Chad grew up in Gig Harbor, WA, holds a BA in Business/Hospitality Administration from Washington State University, lived in Redondo Beach, CA for 10 years where he met his wife and has two offspring that keep him busy.  He likes 60’s muscle cars, volcanos, and politics and dislikes lasagna.

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