Tanya Jimale has owned and operated Jimale Technical Services, a construction management and project controls company, since 1993. She has served as Executive Director for the City of Seattle’s Central Area Public Development Authority, including providing assistance for developments at Mt. Zion Baptist Church and other Hope II projects. Jimale was the first African-American women to graduate from the University of Washington’s School of Civil Engineering. She holds an MPA from Seattle University and an Executive Management Certificate from Dartmouth College.