Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tacoma Port Fills Five Management Positions

The Port of Tacoma has filled five management positions in the past month, with three internal promotions, one hire from the Port of Seattle and one hire from the private sector.

Dakota Chamberlain has joined the port as the port's director of engineering. Prior to joining the port, Chamberlain served as director of seaport management at the Port of Seattle for the past 15 years. Before joining the Seattle port, he worked for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Sean Eagan has been promoted to the position of director of government affairs for the port. Before joining the port in 2006, Eagan worked for U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, most recently as deputy district director.

Scott Francis has joined the port as manager of real estate manager, bringing more than 20 years of experience in marine terminal facility management, maintenance and operations. Prior to joining the port, Francis served as a local real estate broker, an operations manager for Washington State Ferries, an operations manager for Crowley Marine Services and a vice president of North Star Terminals.

Jason Jordan has been promoted to the position of director of environmental programs for the port. In his new role, he will oversee such port environmental efforts as permitting, water and air quality, SEPA management, cleanup, construction support, stewardship and other environmental initiatives. Jordan served a land use planner and project manager for the Seattle port before joining the Port of Tacoma in 2008.

Tara Mattina has been promoted to the position of director communications for the port, where she will oversee the port authority's strategic communications, marketing and media relations. Prior to joining the port in 2007, Mattina served as head of the City of Tacoma's communications, media relations and public involvement programs.