Meet Vann Smiley

Vann SmileyMeet Vann Smiley, Deputy Secretary for Asset Management with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).

Vann joined DSHS in 2013 and until April 2016, served as the Director of Operations Support and Services Division (OSSD) with the Financial Services Administration (FSA). Vann not only talks the talk of transforming lives, he walks the walk. In 2015, Vann was one of just 20 state government managers who received the Governor’s Award for Leadership for his ability to take charge when needed, but more importantly, assessing the environment and always encouraging others, supporting colleagues and empowering direct reports.

Outside of his administration, Vann has been involved in many department initiatives including leadership roles in diversity and other inclusion activities. He has over 29 years of leadership and management experience in both the public and private sector.