History of Directors of Classified Personnel: 1966 to Present

Name Years
Michelle Vellanoweth 2012- present
Robert W. Lee (Retired, Interim) 2008-12
Robert W. Lee 2000-08
Vern Soderstrom (Consultant) 1999-00
Richard Ide 1996-99
Richard Calister 1986-96
Patricia Landau 1979-86
Russell Fury (Acting Director) 1978-79
Virginia Matkowski 1968-78
Jack Peterson 1967-68
Martin D. Matson 1966-67

History of Personnel Commissioners: 1966 to Present

Name Year Appointing Authority
Lance Bidnick 2017 Board of Trustees
Bob Ewing 2016 Employee Organization
Daniel Gooch 2015 Joint Appointee
Allan Pogrund 2014 Board of Trustees
Bob Ewing 2013 Employee Organization
Daniel Gooch 2012 Joint Appointee
Allan Pogrund 2011 Board of Trustees
Bob Ewing 2010 Employee Organization
Daniel Gooch 2009 Joint Appointee
Allan Pogrund 2008 Board of Trustees, replacing Mr. John Nielsen
Bob Ewing 2007 Employee Organization
Daniel Gooch 2006 Joint Appointee
John Nielsen 2005 Board of Trustees, replacing Mr. Charles Osterlund
Bob Ewing 2004 Employee Organization
John Robert "Bob" Ewing 2003 Employee Organization, filling the unexpired term of Mr. Flint Morrison who moved
Daniel Gooch 2003 State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jack O'Connell
Charles Osterlund 2002 Board of Trustees
Flint Morrison 2001 Employee Organization
Daniel Gooch 2000 State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Delaine Eastin
Charles Osterlund 1999 Board of Trustees
Flint Morrison 1998 Employee Organization
Charles Osterlund 1997 Board of Trustees, replacing Mr. James Gratteau
Daniel Gooch 1997 State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Bill Honig replacing Mr. Flint Morrison
Flint Morrison 1997 Employee Organization, filling unexpired term of Mr. Benton Kunnecke who resigned
Benton Kunnecke 1996 Employee Organization, replacing Mrs. Julie Engquist