Solomon Gilbert

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs Director David Puente welcomes Solomon Gilbert, as the new deputy director to the WDVA Team where he will oversee agency operations.

“We are delighted to bring Solomon to back our WDVA team.  He brings a wide-ranging experience overseeing statewide programs and has extensive background and knowledge in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said Puente.  “His experience will move us toward the vision and strategic priorities of WDVA and will serve our team, residents, clients, and the Veterans’ Community well.”

Solomon has over 22 years of leadership and management experience, including enterprise-level supervision of staff across a large geographic region. His background includes service in the nonprofit sector as the Senior Vice President, and HR Director for the greater Seattle YMCA.

Solomon Gilbert
DVA Executive
Deputy Director