ESD 113 Welcomes Dr. Margaret Olund

TUMWATER – October 16, 2023 – Capital Region Educational Service District 113 (ESD 113) has hired Dr. Margaret Olund as their next Executive Director of Human Resources.

Olund is an experienced human resources practitioner dedicated to delivering exceptional HR services and support, including coaching leaders on business/employee challenges and employee development, recruitment, and relations.

Olund begins her new role on October 16. She replaces Jodi Petrovich.


  • “I appreciate this opportunity to join Capital Region ESD 113. I am excited to learn much more about the education field, and I look forward to serving the ESD with my human resources and equity experience.” — Dr. Margaret Olund, ESD 113 Executive Director – Human Resources
  • “Margaret has a wealth of experience in small, large, private, county, and military organizations, leading efforts to improve organizations’ diversity and equity and deploy best practices for human resources. I am excited to welcome Margaret and have her get started with our great HR team.” — Jennifer Priddy, ESD 113 Associate Superintendent – Business & Operations

About Capital Region ESD 113

The purpose of Capital Region ESD 113 is to ensure excellent and equitable education for all students through service and collaboration. Eight words guide everything we do: close gaps, grow people, influence change, and eradicate racism. Led by Superintendent Dr. Flip Herndon, we provide services for 44 school districts, one tribal compact school, and approved private schools in Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor, and Pacific counties.