Thursday, January 8, 2015

Port Commission Co-Presidents Re-Elected

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Seattle Commission on Jan. 6 re-elected Co-Presidents Stephanie Bowman and Courtney Gregoire to another one year term.

Bowman and Gregoire, who were both appointed to the board in 2013, were first elected co-presidents of the five-person commission in January 2014. Bowman, who worked at the Port of Tacoma from 2006 to 2011, is now executive director of the Washington Asset Building Coalition, a group that promotes ways for middle- and low-income people to earn, save and invest money.

“The Port of Seattle is a unique part of our region’s diverse economy,” Bowman said. “As we embark on this New Year, we remain focused on creating and improving opportunity for the people of King County and beyond.”

Gregoire is an attorney for Microsoft and the daughter of former Gov. Christine Gregoire.

“We began 2014 with a focus on critical issues including enhancing the competitiveness of our seaport, finding the right executive leadership for the port, and expanding job opportunities in our communities,” Gregoire said. “We made great progress over the past year and we look forward to building on these gains in 2015.”

In addition to the co-presidents being re-elected, the commission chose member John Creighton to serve as vice president, Tom Albro to serve as commission secretary, and Bill Bryant to serve as assistant secretary for 2015.