Executive Director

The executive director is responsible for the day-to-day operations and ongoing management of the Port’s enterprises and facilities. The executive director leads all departments, including: He/She directs the development of goals, objectives, business plans, budgets and programs for all business units and departments. He/She also develops and maintains positive relationships with tenants, customers, labor unions and community groups. The executive director oversees the Port’s operating budget and supports and directs the staff at the Port.

The executive director reports to the three-member Port Commission serving as the board of directors. Each commissioner represents a district within Thurston County and serves a four-year term.

Executive Director Recruitment 2018
The Port has retained Karras Consulting to help conduct a search and selection process for the new Port of Olympia Executive Director.  See the Recruitment Announcement below for information about the position and application procedures.  For information about Karras Consulting, visit their website at https://karrasconsulting.net.