Business Strategy/State Senator
City : Seattle
Country : US
I am passionate about:
How to make government work and engage citizens in civic life. Ways to embrace systems change.
Sen. Reuven Carlyle represents Washington State Senate’s 36th Legislative District (Northwest Seattle neighborhoods of South Lake Union, Belltown, Ballard, Queen Anne, Greenwood and Magnolia). This district is home to the iconic Space Needle as well as the global headquarters of Amazon, Expedia, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH and other organizations. Reuven served in the state House of Representatives from 2009 to 2016 before being elected to the Senate.
Reuven chairs the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee. He also serves on Senate Ways & Means and Rules Committees. As committee chair, Carlyle has been lead sponsor of sweeping carbon pricing and energy investment legislation. Earlier, he was named by Governing Magazine as “one of 12 legislators to watch” and as one of the nation’s most “tech savvy” legislators by GovTech. He has been a leading voice in the Legislature for meaningful tax transparency and accountability, responsible gun safety laws, higher education, foster youth, environmental and energy strategies and more.
Prior to his election, Reuven was appointed by Governor Chris Gregoire in 2004 as a member of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. He crafted legislation in 2007 as a citizen activist for foster youth, Passport to College Promise, a scholarship program. He was a citizen co-founder of the Seattle/King County Chapter of City Year, a national AmeriCorps program.
Professionally, Reuven is a serial entrepreneur who works in management consulting. He has held senior business development, board of director and advisory roles for McCaw Cellular Communications, AT&T Wireless, Xypoint Corp., AirSage, Twisted Pair Solutions, Synapse Product Development and other firms.
Reuven grew up in Bellingham, Washington and developed his interest in government while serving as a teenage page in Congress. He served as a page for two years in the U.S. Senate for Senators Warren Magnuson and Henry “Scoop” Jackson, and one year in the House of Representatives where he served briefly as personal page to Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, Jr.
He received a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Reuven resides in Seattle with his wife Dr. Wendy Carlyle, an anesthesiologist practicing at Swedish Medical Center in Ballard. They have four children: Adi, Liat, Zev and Nava.
I can thought partner on the following topics:
Public sector and private sector intersection; systems change on environment, energy and technology.
My Adaptive Leadership studies
I began my adaptive leadership studies in 1991-1993
I studied with Ron Heifetz
My Adaptive Leadership Expertise