WASHINGTON — The Omega Beta Chapter at Western Washington University recently initiated Washington’s Secretary of State Kim Wyman as an honorary member.
Washington’s 15th Secretary of State, Kim Wyman, is currently serving her first term. Elected in 2012, she is the second female Secretary of State in Washington history and the only woman currently holding statewide executive office.
Prior to being sworn into this office, Kim served as the Thurston County Elections Director and was elected County Auditor in 2001. During her tenure, the Thurston County Auditor’s Office won many awards for innovation in county government. Kim actively participates in multiple state and national workgroups, which has helped make Washington State a national leader.
Secretary Wyman leads one of the most diverse offices in state government. She promotes civility and civic engagement and is committed to connecting people with their government. Kim enjoys mentoring students and participates in leadership development organizations. She is an advocate for our military service members, veterans, and their families.
Kim is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Troy State University. She is a member of the Lacey Rotary Club, serves on the boards of the Washington State Historical Society and TVW, and takes part in numerous civic activities.
Kim and her husband John came to Washington when he was assigned to the 2/75th Ranger Battalion at (then) Ft. Lewis after being stationed in Ansbach, Germany. The Wymans reside in Thurston County with their two children.
An honorary member is an individual who is granted membership as an honor and distinction by a college chapter or alumni chapter. Honorary membership is conferred to persons who have demonstrated commitment to the fraternity on a fraternal, regional or chapter level and/or have gained prominence as a business leader and represents the fraternity’s core values. Learn more about the application process for initiating honorary members.