Mary C. McQueen has served as president of the National Center for State Courts since August 2004. Prior to this position she was Washington State Court administrator from 1987-2004 and director of Judicial Services for the Washington State Office of the Administrator for the Courts from 1979-1987.
A former chair of the American Bar Association/Judicial Administration Division, McQueen served as president of the Conference of State Court Administrators from 1995-1996. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and she received the American Judicature Society’s Herbert Harley Award in 2004. McQueen participated in the program for senior executives in state and local government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She holds a bachelors of arts degree from the University of Georgia and a juris doctorate from Seattle University Law School.