Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tacoma Port Looking for New CEO

The Port of Tacoma is looking for a smart, effective, inspiring person with good communication, leadership, and team-building skills to take the port reigns as chief executive officer.

In the nearly four months since previous port CEO Time Farrell resigned, the port commission has been carefully crafting a wish list of attributes for the perfect CEO. During the process the board sought input from the community, from customers and from port staff before working with search firm Shey-Harding to put together a job posting.

Those interested in applying should keep in mind the long list of attributes sought by the port board.

Their dream candidate's resume should include, among other things: a master's degree; 15 years of senior maritime management experience; in-depth experience in international trade; political acuity; achievements in public policy; a strong commitment to developing major capital projects; exceptional communications, inter-personal, presentation, marketing, motivational and inspirational skills; and, no hesitancy about traveling both domestically and internationally.

Closing date for applications is May 19 and the commission hopes to begin interviews of finalists by June.