DPD Announces New Department Administration Director

Evan Chinn recently joined the Department of Planning and Development as the new Department Administration Division Director, replacing Felecia Caldwell who is the new Workforce Equity Director at the Seattle Department of Human Resources.

For the past six years, Chinn has served as the Human Resources Director for the Seattle Department of Transportation. He has extensive experience with all aspects of Human Resources including the latest hiring practices, workforce planning, coaching, progressive discipline, labor relations and workforce equity. He is a problem solver who thrives on collaborative partnership. Chinn supported SDOT’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) Change Team as the team’s Executive Sponsor for the past three years. In addition to leading DPD’s HR group, he will oversee and work closely with DPD’s Information Technology (IT) and Finance groups. Chinn says “I’m excited to support DPD during this time of booming construction and incredible growth for the city I love and am proud to call my home.”

Chinn earned his law degree and undergraduate Spanish degree from the University of Washington. He has also been certified as an EEO Investigator and a Mediator.