Marie Bruin is the WIOA Implementation Manager in the Workforce Initiatives Division at the Employment Security Department. Prior to her current position she worked in Workforce Education for the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges, providing leadership and coordination for Workforce in the community and technical college system. Marie has more than 20 years of comprehensive experience implementing and leading strategic Workforce initiatives, organizational change, supporting agency partnerships, and has played a key role in supporting access to workforce resources including registered apprenticeships, programs for youth, and resources for populations facing barriers.
Marie's ability to develop trusting relationships with organizational leaders allows her to become a strategic partner with agency partners as they, together, build solutions to accomplishing both state and federal long- and short-range objectives.
A native of Tacoma, WA, Marie earned a Bachelor of Science in History and Political Science from Central Washington University. She has held numerous leadership positions in the private sector and in state government. Marie is a graduate of Advancing Leadership, leadership training for work, service and life and the Washington Executive Leadership Academy (WELA). Raised in Tacoma, Washington, Marie has two adult children and two amazing granddaughters. She’s an avid fan of local athletics, and has served in a variety of community volunteer roles.