"Gary Lott’s upbeat leadership skills help to boost agency morale, according to former WDVA Director,
Alfie Alvarado. “There is no task, big or small, that he will not accept if it is to help others,” former WDVA
Director Alvarado wrote in nominating Lott for a South Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award in 2019.
If you've been to one of our public events, chances are you've seen Gary running around with a
camera, networking with media and assisting with sharing our BUILD message across numerous platforms. Gary is a highly motivated, passionate, and skilled communications expert who has experience working in many aspects of media. Gary has worked briefly in the Governor's Office, recently was with the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs, is currently working for Employment Security Department, and even works during gamedays as a photographer for the Seattle Seahawks...GO HAWKS!!!
He enjoys and finds community value in being involved with employee recognition Gary enjoys working with veterans and underserved communities and has a can-do energy to help get the job done by any means. During his free time, he enjoys spending his time with his family, taking photos consults with national and local brands and organizations, marketing agencies, and startups to develop and implement strategic public relations and marketing programs. "It is a tremendous honor to be a part of BUILD and to be able to assist alongside so many great leaders," said Gary. "Learning more about black culture, history, and the leaders who paved the way during my state service is empowering and motivating. And what an honor it is to get to capture so many historical moments like the state's first ever Juneteenth Celebration and numerous Black History Month celebrations before that. "There is so much diversity and supportive allies throughout our state agencies and getting to network, create, laugh, dance and "BUILD" up one another is what BUILD is all about.
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