Tuesday, March 12, 2019

New Everett CFO

By Karen Robes Meeks

Eric Russell, senior director in the finance department at Vulcan Inc. and former port employee, will be the Port of Everett’s Chief Financial Officer, taking the reins from John Carter, who announced his retirement after 30 years of public service.

“I want to thank John for his outstanding service to the Port of Everett,” Port Commission President Glen Bachman said. “His talent to creatively think outside of the box to develop financing solutions for the port, and his evident passion to enhance transparency in the budget process have been influential.”

Russell previously spent 11 years at the port as senior accountant and information services manager, and director of properties and development before working for 10 years at Vulcan Inc.

“Eric’s extensive finance and real estate background in both the public and private sectors, paired with his prior experience in port operations, provide a critical skillset as we continue to push forward with our top strategic initiatives to modernize our Seaport facilities and create a new mixed-use waterfront community at Waterfront Place,” Bachman said. Russell started in his new role on March 1.