Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Port of Portland Names Executive Director Job Finalists

By Mark Edward Nero

An advisory group to the Port of Portland Commission on April 10 named the three recommended finalists for the position of executive director of the Port of Portland.

All are vying to replace current Executive Director Bill Wyatt, who will retire from the port on June 30.

The finalists are:

• Jonathan Daniels, Executive Director and CEO, Mississippi State Port Authority;

• Stephanie Dawson, Chief Operation Officer, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and;

• Curtis Robinhold, Deputy Executive Director, Port of Portland.

The port also announced an online public comment period ending April 24. Comments can be submitted at: http://mbsearch.com/port-of-portland-public-comment/

The Port Commission will interview candidates in a closed executive session on May 10 and hold a special public meeting to vote on final candidate on May 23.

The three recommended finalists were selected by a Port Commission advisory group that included Commissioners Michael Alexander, Bob Levy, Patricia McDonald and Tom Tsuruta, as well as community leaders Andrew Colas of Colas Construction; Andrea Durbin of the Oregon Environmental Council; Katherine Lam of Vietnamese eatery Bambuza; and John Mohlis, formerly of the Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council.