FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ, February 09, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Jessie Brunswig with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Brunswig celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Now retired, Ms. Brunswig worked for the Washington State Governor's Office in Olympia for five years as an executive assistant before retiring in 1998. Her extensive career in state government included similar roles with the Governor's Office of Health Policy, The Legislative Office of the Department of Labor & Industries, Washington State Department of Health and the State Board of Health. Additionally, Ms. Brunswig served as a Legal Assistant 3 for the Thurston County Prosecutor's Office in Olympia. During later years, while living in Mexico, she worked as a manager for a law firm after helping set up the newly formed office with the attorney and his family. Ms. Brunswig notably learned to speak fluent Spanish while living and working in the country. She later served a brief stint as operations Manager for SeaBreeze Vacation Rentals. To support her government, Ms. Brunswig has been involved in a plethora of positions with various organizations as well. Most notably, she served as the mayor of the City of Centralia, Washington, for two years between 1997 and 1999. Ms. Brunswig was also active as a staff member of the Governor's Task Force on Higher Education, a member of the Cascadia Mayors Council and, among other roles, a committee member of the campaign to elect Representatives Gary Alexander for the 20th District and Rep. J. Vander Stoep, Washington State House of Representatives. For two years, Ms. Brunswig served as a Governor's Friendship Force Ambassador to South Korea.
Other civic activities to Ms. Brunswig's credit have included serving as treasurer of the Lewis County Children with Special Needs and as a speaker on behalf of the Centralia College Citizenship Class. Along with her husband, she was a Guarantor and Board Member of the Lewis County Pope's Kids' Club in Centralia, Washington, a respite center providing individualized care for children and young adults with exceptional medical needs. She is presently the commissioner for the Fountain Hills Planning and Zoning Commission in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Likewise, Ms. Brunswig is also a sapphire life master member of the American Contract Bridge League.
After returning to the United States from Mexico, Ms. Brunswig edited three children's books written and published by Attorney Laura G. Bueno. She donated her payment for these services to two of her informally adopted Mexican children for their college fund. She has also edited several books on the topic of bridge, which were authored by Professor Allan DeSerpa of Tempe, AZ and consulting author in The Samoans chapter of Liz Moulder's book, Tropical Tales. In support of her professional endeavors, Ms. Brunswig was a member and former nominating committee member of the Association of Washington Cities. She was also former president's advisory board member of the National Chamber of Congress and served nationally on the Bylaws Committee of the National Legal professionals Association.
Ms. Brunswig was born in Leone, a village on the south-west coast of Tutuila Island, American Samoa. She came to the U.S. in 1949 and later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Washington State University, studied paralegal studies at Centralia College and general studies at Lower Columbia College, all in Washington, also receiving a diploma from Centralia Police Department's Citizens' Academy in 1996. Ms. Brunswig was selected as an Outstanding Young Women in America in 1973 and was named Pledge of the Year form Gamma Pi sorority, and Girl of the Year by Beta Sigma Phi International in 1978. For her work, she was named as Officer of the Year for Washington Association of Legal Secretaries, and the Washington State Legal Secretary of the Year by the Washington State Legal Professionals' Association in 1990. She lists being a Life Member of the Washington State University's Alumni Association and a lifetime Honorary Member of the United States Army Air Forces Ground Observers Corps, a Civil Defense program formed to protect U.S. territory against air attack.
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