Thursday, August 20, 2015

Seattle Port Names Interim Maritime Division Director

By Mark Edward Nero

Lindsay Pulsifer, General Manager of Marine Maintenance for the Port of Seattle, has been selected as the ports Interim Maritime Division Managing Director.

She fills the void that opened with the departure of former Maritime Division Managing Director Linda Styrk, who in July accepted a new position as Executive Director for the Puget Sound Pilots, the group that works with ship captains to safely direct vessels into and out of harbors and waterways.

In her new role, Pulsifer will be responsible for directing the strategic and daily operations of Maritime Environmental Services, Harbor Services, Marine Maintenance, Industrial Properties and Cruise Operations until a permanent Maritime Division Managing Director is selected.

Lindsay has demonstrated strong support for talent development, keen business acumen, and organizational guidance during periods of change, port CEO Ted Fick said.

Pulsifer, a port employee for more than 30 years, holds a masters degree in business administration from the University of Washington.

It is an honor to be selected to lead the Maritime Division during this period, she said in a prepared statement announcing her new role. I look forward to working with a great crew as we navigate through new waters.

A national search will be conducted for a permanent replacement for Styrk, according to the port.