Creigh served as president of the Slade Gorton International Policy Center in Seattle for six years, retiring in 2016 to become president emeritus. Prior to that, she had a 21-year career with the Weyerhaeuser Company serving as vice president of Government Affairs and Corporate Contributions. Her responsibilities included issue management; government relations at the federal, state, and local levels; and sponsor of the Office of Corporate Contributions, the company’s philanthropic organization. She began her career as a legislative assistant in Washington, DC managing natural resource policy work for Congressman Norm Dicks in the U.S. House of Representatives and then for Senator Slade Gorton in the U.S. Senate.
She is currently serving her third term on the University of Washington-Tacoma Advisory Board where she chairs the Nominating Committee. During her career, she served on many boards, including chairing the Association of Washington Business and the Washington Council on International Trade. She also served two terms as a business representative on the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, appointed by Governors Chris Gregoire and Jay Inslee.
Creigh has an undergraduate degree in communications and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington. She also attended the Senior Managers in Government Program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is married and has two grown sons.