July 5, 2011
Port of Tacoma hires Dakota Chamberlain to lead engineering
Dakota Chamberlain has joined the Port of Tacoma as engineering director.
Before joining the Port, Chamberlain served as director of seaport management at the Port of Seattle for the past 15 years, where he oversaw a large capital development program. Prior to the Port of Seattle, he worked for the Federal Aviation Administration.
In his new position, Chamberlain is responsible for directing the activities of the Port’s Engineering Department. He takes over for Trevor Thornsley, who served on an interim basis when the position became vacant.
Chamberlain holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Hawaii and is a registered professional engineer in the states of Colorado and Washington.
He lives in Auburn with his wife, Barbara.
About the Port of TacomaThe Port of Tacoma is an economic engine for South Puget Sound, with more than 43,000 family-wage jobs in Pierce County and 113,000 jobs across Washington state connected to Port activities. A major gateway to Asia and Alaska, the Port of Tacoma is among the largest container ports in North America. The Port is also a major center for bulk, breakbulk and project/heavy-lift cargoes, as well as automobiles and trucks.
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