Tuesday, January 9, 2018

New Port of Portland Commission President

By Karen Robes Meeks

Alice Cuprill-Comas has been appointed Port of Portland Commission President by Oregon Governor Kate Brown, effective December 27.

Cuprill-Comas, who is senior vice president and general counsel for Oregon Health & Science University, takes over for Jim Carter, who served for eight years as president. Carter will remain as a commissioner until his replacement is chosen. “I sincerely appreciate Jim Carter’s years of service, and welcome Alice Cuprill-Comas to the Port of Portland Commission,” Brown said. “The Port Commission plays a key role in propelling statewide economic prosperity, and Alice’s visionary leadership will help ensure our marine ports and air terminals continue to meet the needs of Oregonians in the competitive, global economy.”

Prior to her work at the university in November 2012, Cuprill-Comas was in private practice for more than 15 years. She was general counsel to Seattle-based alternative fuels firm Prometheus Energy Co.

“It’s an honor to lead the Port Commission at a time when the organization is facing so many exciting opportunities,” Cuprill-Comas said. “From a major airport expansion, to Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup and our marine future, these are complex issues that can make a difference in quality of life for families in our region.”