Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Seattle Seeks CEO

By Karen Robes Meeks

The search for a new executive director for the Port of Seattle has officially begun.

The commission has posted the job after stakeholders weighed in on what qualities and attributes are needed in a potential port leader.

“We value the thoughtful input of our employees and broader community regarding the qualities needed in our next Executive Director,” said Port of Seattle Commissioner Courtney Gregoire.

The port received over 500 responses, conducted five employee forums that drew over 200 employees, and spoke to more than 100 community, civic and business stakeholders.

The feedback emphasized strategic and entrepreneurial leadership qualities, experience in working in complex organizations and the ability to form strong relationships that is done in a transparent and inclusive way.

“We seek a great public servant to lead the port during this dynamic time to achieve our goals for broadly shared economic opportunity, job creation, environmental sustainability and equity,” said Commissioner Fred Felleman, who is co-leading the search effort with Gregoire.

The commission plans to select a new executive director by late fall to replace former chief Ted Fick, who resigned in February. The next executive director will oversee the expansion of the Sea-Tac International Airport support the North Pacific Fishing Fleet, the port’s real estate assets, about 1,900 employees and a billion-dollar budget.

For more information visit http://www.portseattle.org/About/Commission/Documents/ed_position_specification.pdf Tags: Port of Seattle, Executive Director, Seattle Port Commission