Josh McDonald
Business Genre:

Executive Director

Josh McDonald is the Washington Wine Institute’s Executive Director and brings to the job 12 years of Government Affairs work at our state capitol in Olympia. In his previous role with the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA), he built their local government program from the ground up, providing restaurants with a voice and influence within city hall and their city and state agencies. He also carried several issues for WRA in Olympia, including tourism, food safety, immigration, the environment, and business taxes and regulations. Josh also has 6 years of campaign experience, running successful campaigns for city, state, and congressional candidates. He is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound and lives in Tacoma with his wife Chelsea Levy and his two boys Liam and Eli.


Business Genre:

Association & Operations Manager

CT joined the Washington Wine Institute in April 2016.  Prior to taking an eleven year hiatus to stay home with her family, she worked for Intel Corporation as a Materials Program Manager.  Her computer and organizational experience at Intel, along with her love of Washington wine made her the perfect candidate to manage the day to day operations for the institute.  She is a graduate of Purdue University and lives in Olympia with her husband Mike and her youngest son, Jacob.  CT’s two oldest children, Matthew and Maddie, attend Gonzaga University in Spokane.