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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

New Vancouver USA CFAO Assumes Post

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Vancouver USA’s newly hired Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Elizabeth Gotelli, joined the port May 8 after being hired for the position in late April.

Her duties as CFAO include strategic planning, development of port business policies, operations and budget responsibility for the administration, contracts, finance and IT departments, and ensuring the port complies with local, state and federal regulations and laws governing port operations.

Prior to joining Vancouver USA, Gotelli was Director of Public Affairs and Human Resources for the City of Lacey, Washington for five years. She has also worked for the City of Vancouver, Washington, as Director of Human Resources and Procurement Services Manager, and in positions with Clark County Public Works and Community Services.

“Elizabeth has a strong financial and administrative background, combined with knowledge of our community and experience with local agencies,” port CEO Julianna Marler said. “These traits are what really make her stand out as the right person for this position.”