Eric joined the Port of Tacoma as executive director in 2019, where he is responsible for the overall management and administration of the Port and implementing the goals and strategic direction as set by Port Commissioners. Prior to joining the Port, Eric was executive director of the Washington Public Ports Association.
Eric is a native of Pierce County and holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and political science from Pacific Lutheran University and a master’s in public administration, with a concentration in environmental policy and natural resources management, from the University of Washington. Eric currently serves on the boards of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County (EDB), as well as the EDB’s Executive Committee.
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
Erin oversees the finance, accounting, contract, purchasing and security departments for the Port which includes providing services to The Northwest Seaport Alliance. Prior to joining the Port in 2009, she spent 23 years with Weyerhaeuser Company in various financial and accounting roles including Director of Internal Audit. Erin is a licensed CPA and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound and an Executive Leadership certificate from Seattle University. Erin currently serves as a member of Advisory Board for the University of Washington Tacoma.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Jean is the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Port of Tacoma and The Northwest Seaport Alliance. She has over 20 years of experience in senior human resources leadership roles in both the private and public sectors throughout the Puget Sound region. Jean is a University of Washington alumni where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Chief of Special Projects & Commission Relations
Alisa oversees the Port’s Real Estate & Economic Development, Government Affairs and Communications Departments. She also manages strategic projects to facilitate completion of major initiatives and provides direct liaison support to Port Commissioners. Prior to joining the Port, Alisa was VP of Sustainability at Crowley, served as a White House Ocean Policy Advisor, and is a retired Coast Guard Commander. Alisa holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Eckerd College, and master’s degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington.