On October 1, 2014, Governor Jay Inslee appointed Earl Overstreet to Western’s Board of Trustees to fill a six year term through September 30, 2020.
Overstreet, a resident of Greenbank, is president of General Microsystems Inc. (GMI), a Bellevue-based company he founded in 1983. GMI specializes in flexible, innovative information technology (IT) infrastructure products and services for customers with traditional and cloud environments. GMI was awarded the 2008 William D. Bradford Minority Business of the Year Award, and the 2006 Distinguished Business Achievement Award from the University of Washington Foster School Of Business.
Overstreet has served his community in a number of different ways including Chair of the Board of Directors for the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, as a member of the Central Washington University College of Business Advisory Board, the State of Washington Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise’s Advisory Committee, the South King County STEM Advisory Committee and on the Bellevue College Presidential Search Advisory Committee.
Overstreet earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Case Institute of Technology and his Masters of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. He was inducted into the Spartan Club Hall of Fame for football and track and field. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.