Troy Nichols, executive officer of Olympia Master Builders, will leave the organization to work in government affairs for the law firm of Phillips Burgess PLLC.
Angela White, who has spent nine years with the professional trades association, was named his replacement Thursday. She starts June 5. She has served as communications director, government affairs director and membership marketing coordinator.
“We wish Troy the best,” OMB board president Ron Deering said in a statement. “He is leaving OMB in great shape and we know he will continue to support our industry in his new role.”
Nichols joined OMB in August 2014. Before that, he was the director of policy development for the state House Republican Caucus.
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During his tenure, OMB led a coalition to sue Thurston County over its Mazama pocket gopher interim review process.