Chief of Staff, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
Leesa Manion is the Chief of Staff of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (KCPAO) in Seattle, Washington, a position she has held since 2007. In this position, Leesa serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the office and as a top advisor to the elected Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg. The KCPAO employs more than 250 attorneys, 250 staff, and has an annual budget of over $82 million.
In addition to overseeing a wide range of fiscal, human resources, legislative, and policy issues, Leesa oversees a variety of criminal justice reform initiatives. She has also spearheaded a number of projects aimed at reducing disproportionality within in the criminal justice system, a major initiative launched by the KCPAO in the last several years.
Leesa is a graduate of Seattle University School of Law. She serves on the Board of the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle and on the C-4 Board of the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility.
Leesa has also served on the Boards of Pioneer Human Services (a profit/non-profit organization focused facilitating successful reentry for individuals leaving prison and/or dealing with substance use or behavioral health issues) and the Beecher Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting food equity in all communities.
Leesa is a member of the Korean Prosecutors Association, and outside of work, she enjoys entertaining, reading, and spending time with her family.