Randy Revelle Announces Retirement
SEATTLE, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After 17 years as an executive at the Washington State Hospital Association, Randy Revelle, Senior Vice President for Policy and Advocacy, has announced his intention to retire by the end of 2012. Revelle has enjoyed a distinguished career as an association executive, a leader of health care reform, an elected official, and a citizen volunteer. Revelle is now 71.
From 1981 to 1985, Revelle served as the elected executive of King County – one of the most populous counties in the nation. As King County Executive, Revelle led major improvements in growth management, public safety and criminal justice, Harborview governance and health care, and professional sports.
Revelle also served two terms as a Seattle City Councilman, leading the Council's efforts on public safety and energy. From 1990 to 1995, he was a leader of comprehensive and pioneering health-care reform in Washington State, serving as executive director of two state health-care reform commissions.
Revelle is an outspoken advocate on behalf of people living with a mental illness. He is one of the first elected officials in the nation to publicly disclose his own struggle with bipolar disorder. He led the successful effort to enact a comprehensive mental health parity law in Washington State – one of the best in the nation. He has received more than 30 awards in honor of his public service, as well as his advocacy on behalf of people living with a mental illness.
Revelle graduated with honors from Princeton University and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He earned a certificate in politics and economics from the University of Nancy, France. He also earned a Juris Doctor degree working his way through Harvard Law School as a Fuller Brush Salesman.
"Randy's accomplishments at the Washington State Hospital Association are impressive," said Scott Bond, president and CEO of the association. "I especially want to recognize the results of his personal crusade to improve the lives of people living with a mental illness and to help people overcome the stigma of mental illness. His unswerving dedication to these issues will have long-lasting benefits for thousands of people in our state and serve as a model for the rest of the country," Bond added.
The hospital association is conducting a national search to fill Revelle's position.
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