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Emelie East brings over 16-plus years of federal and local experience in politics, public affairs and advocacy to the partnership of Ceis Bayne East Strategic. Prior to starting CBE Strategic, Emelie served the City of Seattle as Director of Intergovernmental Relations where she managed the city’s relationships with regional partners, the state, the federal government, and with international governments. Before that, she served as Mayor Nickels’ Director of Council Relations.

Before returning to her hometown of Seattle in 2005, Emelie was a co-founder of McBee Strategic Consulting, a Washington, DC lobbying firm where she represented the interests of public and private Northwest entities with the federal government. Prior to her work in the private sector, Emelie served as professional staff for five years on the United States Senate Appropriations Committee, working for Senators Murray, Byrd, Inouye, Hollings, and Leahy on Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary and Related Agencies; Defense; Military Construction; and Foreign Operations. Before working as Committee staff, Emelie worked in the office of Congressman Norm Dicks (D-WA). Emelie is a Seattle native, and has a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the Washington State bar.

Emelie's community activities in Seattle include: Wellspring Family Services board member, Seafair board member and chair-elect, and King County Conservation Voters board member.