A lifelong Washington resident and former attorney with the state Attorney General’s Office, Jackie Rosenblatt has been appointed to the Pierce College Board of Trustees by Gov. Chris Gregoire.
“I’m very excited to serve as a trustee for Pierce College,” Rosenblatt said. “I look forward to attending and participating in Pierce College events and working hard on behalf of students.”
“I am very pleased to have Jackie join the board,” added Pierce College Chancellor Michele Johnson. “She is a longtime public servant and community member, and I look forward to the contributions she will make to the board.”
Rosenblatt is a graduate of Franklin High School, the University of Washington, and the University of Puget Sound Law School. After earning her law degree in 1976, she immediately joined the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office and, in September 1977, joined the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. In 1979, she moved to the Tacoma office, where she was promoted to section chief in 1983 and to division chief in 1991.
Over the course of her tenure with the AGO, Jackie represented the Departments of Social and Health Services, Labor and Industries, Employment Security, and Licensing, and served two years as the assistant attorney general for Olympic Community College. She was also facilities manager of the Tacoma office before moving briefly to the Seattle office. She retired, after 29 years of service at the AGO, in January 2007.
After her retirement, Rosenblatt continued her public service as a pro tem judge in Pierce Superior and District courts and Tacoma Municipal Court. Jackie also serves as secretary of Pierce County Alliance.
Rosenblatt are her husband, local attorney Gary Johnson, recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. They have two sons, Josh and Joseph, who both live in the Seattle area. Rosenblatt enjoys traveling, biking and reading.
Rosenblatt replaces Dave Hamry, whose 10 years of service as a trustee, including two as board chairman, ended in September.