May 14, 2018: Pat Kohler has announced that she plans to resign as the Director of the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) on June 30, 2018. In a resignation letter to Gov. Jay Inslee, Kohler said that the tragic loss of her brother earlier this year, 2018, is prompting her to re-evaluate her priorities and that she is currently exploring future opportunities. Kohler has been the DOL Director since June, 2013. Before she started working at DOL, Kohler worked for ten years as the Executive Director of the Washington State Liquor Control Board. She has also worked at the Washington State Department of General Administration and the Washington State Auditor’s Office.