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.