Friday, October 9, 2015

Seattle Port Names Maritime Director

By Mark Edward Nero

Lindsay Pulsifer, who was selected as the interim Maritime Division Managing Director for the Port of Seattle in August, has been confirmed by port CEO Ted Fick as being chosen to hold the position in a full-time capacity.

“As the Port of Seattle undergoes tremendous growth and change, Lindsay embodies the culture and values we seek to achieve,” Fick said in an Oct. 5 statement. “She will provide stability and continuity to the organization, with full ownership and accountability to lead the division.”

Pulsifer 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 is responsible for directing the strategic and daily operations of Maritime Environmental Services, Harbor Services, Marine Maintenance, Industrial Properties and Cruise Operations.

Pulsifer has been with the port more than 30 years, having started out on the docks as a crane mechanic. In addition to her years of experience, Pulsifer holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington.

“The Maritime division is full of talented, hardworking folks,” Pulsifer said. “I am thrilled to have the honor and responsibility to lead the division.”