Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tacoma Port Commission Chooses New President

By Mark Edward Nero

Port of Tacoma commissioners on January 8 voted for Don Johnson to lead the Commission as president in 2015. Johnson, who was first elected to the Commission in November 2007, succeeds Commissioner Clare Petrich as president.

Johnson is the former vice president and general manager of Simpson Tacoma Kraft, a leading Tacoma pulp and paper producer, and serves on the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Transportation Policy Board and Goodwill’s Finance Committee. He chairs the Goodwill Foundation Board and is the immediate past chair of the MultiCare Health Care Foundation. He also serves as chair of the Port of Tacoma Audit Committee.

Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington.
In addition to his being voted in as president, the Commission chose member Connie Bacon as vice president; Dick Marzano as secretary; Don Meyer as first assistant secretary; and Clare Petrich as second assistant secretary.

All position assignments are for the 2015 calendar year.