Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Nike Executive Appointed to Portland Commission

By Karen Robes Meeks

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has appointed Sean O’Hollaren, vice president of government and public affairs Nike, Inc. to the nine-member Port of Portland Commission. He will take over for Commissioner Jim Carter.

Before working at Nike, O’Hollaren served as senior vice president at Honeywell International and director of Washington Affairs at Union Pacific. His also served at the White House as deputy assistant to the president and as special assistant to the president in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs.

O'Hollaren was also assistant secretary of transportation, overseeing the Office of Governmental Affairs at the US Department of Transportation during the creation of the Transportation Security Administration and its transition to the Department of Homeland Security, according to the port.

"The Port Commission serves a vital role in continuing Oregon's economic growth and building a strong, local workforce," Brown said. "Sean O'Hollaren is a respected leader whose international business experience and new role on the Commission will help ensure Oregon remains a competitive player in the global economy of the future."