David Stillman, Assistant Secretary, Economic Services Administration, Washington Department of Social and Health Services
David Stillman is the assistant secretary of the Economic Services Administration in Washington State's Department of Social and Health Services where he is responsible for the state's public assistance programs as well as child support enforcement, financial recovery and disability determination for social security benefits. He oversees more than 4,200 employees, 80 offices and a $2.3 billion budget with a focus on transforming government to better serve families in need.
Prior to accepting his current position, Stillman served for more than five years as director of the department's Division of Child Support (DCS), and assumed the director role for the Office of Financial Recovery (OFR) on December 1, 2009. In this capacity, he provided oversight for administrative and policy operations for an organization comprised of 1,100 employees and 11 offices, with annual child support collections of almost $700 million and financial recoveries of approximately $500 million. Combined, DCS and OFR contribute approximately $1.3 billion annually to help ensure the safety and health of customers, families, communities and the state itself.
Stillman participates as a presenter at a variety of national and state conferences and serves on a wide variety of national and state work groups and committees. He served as the National Child Support Enforcement Association (NCSEA) president through August 2012 and will continue on the board as Immediate past president. He is also a Western Interstate Child Support Enforcement Council (WICSEC) advisory board member and a past president of WICSEC.
Among his achievements, Stillman is a 2001 recipient of the Governor's Distinguished Manager Award, the highest recognition for a state government manager, received the WICSEC Individual Achievement Award in 2004, and was named to the WICSEC Presenter Hall of Fame in 2011.
Stillman received his B.A. from Whitman College and his J.D. from the University of Puget Sound School of Law.