Ms. Linda Pillo has 35 years of municipal law enforcement experience with seven of those serving as Chief of Police for the City of Bellevue, Washington. While a member of the Leadership Team for the city, she played a significant role in developing and implementing a new citywide organizational and budgeting philosophy and leadership team building. Her career focus included: creating regional partnerships to improve community safety and work smarter, employee development, labor and community relations, change management, process improvement and strategic planning. She has extensive experience in hiring and promotional processes. Linda brings a well-rounded perspective on effective ways to lead and manage successful organizations.
In 2015, Linda facilitated the closure of an emergency communications agency and assisted the stakeholders in finding new resources for disaster related emergency services. Since 2015, Linda was a Senior Vice President with The Mercer Group. She assisted in successful executive level recruitment for governmental agency positions along with serving as the in-house law enforcement expert for The Mercer Group consultants.
Linda’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, Master level courses in Counseling, a Graduate of the FBI National Academy, Executive Leadership Certification through Washington State, and National Incident Management Advanced Level Certification. She was selected and served as one of only 21 Commissioners internationally on The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).