Linda Lee Womack
Washington State Department of Commerce
Linda Lee Womack joined the newly formed Small Business Finance and Community Support department at the Washington State Department of Commerce in June, 2022. The department will run the Washington State Small Business Credit Initiative Program and other grant programs to support the small business community.
Before joining Commerce, Linda served as the Director of the
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) – Washington
Business Center, operated by the City of Tacoma’s Community and
Economic Development Department, under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce. As the MBDA director from 2016 to 2022, she was recognized for targeting minority-owned enterprises with technical and strategic business consulting to increase their capacity to create and retain jobs. Prior to her role as the business center director, Linda operated a boutique Korean interpretation/translation firm specializing in cultural brokering, business contracts, and medical interpretations.
Before opening her firm in 2015, Linda spent 12 years in Asia working as a go-to-market and global marketing strategist with Samsung, AIG International, and the Korean Tourism Organization’s international convention team to increase their presence and attract foreign direct investments globally. Linda received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington and holds an MBA from the Helsinki School of Economics (Aalto University School of Business).