Tony Wright appointed Director of Facilities Management Division

Tony Wright has been selected as the new Director of King County’s Facilities Management Division (FMD).  FMD is charged with providing clean, safe, secure, environmentally sustainable and cost-effective facilities for King County and the public.  FMD is also responsible for designing and managing capital construction projects that are responsive to customer needs.

Wright has served as interim director of FMD since October and has demonstrated strong technical knowledge, professionalism and innovative leadership during that time. He joined King County in May 2014 and was responsible for managing high-profile, complex projects involving multiple King County agencies. Prior to working at King County, Wright was a Vice President of Normandeau Associates in Seattle, where he was responsible for strategic planning as well as day-to-day operations of this environmental consulting firm.

Wright served as an officer in the United States Army for 30 years and was responsible for complex engineering and construction projects including the repair of the Howard Hanson Dam that protects the Green River Valley from flooding.  He has a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Oregon Institute of Technology.

Wright will begin his new role on March 16, 2015.