Mission and Leadership

Port operations impact the entire Pacific Northwest. But as a regional government agency, its official boundaries include only Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties in Oregon.

Mission
The mission of the Port of Portland is to enhance the region's economy and quality of life by providing efficient cargo and air passenger access to national and global markets, and by promoting industrial development.

Commissioners
A nine-member commission, appointed by the Governor of Oregon and ratified by the Oregon Senate, sets Port policy during its monthly meetings. At least two commissioners must each live in one of the three counties in the Port district. The remaining members may live in any part of the state. Commissioners serve four-year terms and can be reappointed. The Commission appoints the Port's executive director.

Jim Carter
Jim Carter
Commission President
Term: 12/01/2009 - 11/30/2017
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Tom Chamberlain
Tom Chamberlain
Commission Vice President
Term: 05/10/2011 - 05/09/2019
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Linda M. Pearce
Linda M. Pearce
Commission Treasurer
Term: 10/01/2012 - 09/30/2020
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Robert L. Levy
Robert L. Levy
Commission Secretary
Term: 05/01/2013 - 04/30/2017
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Michael C. Alexander
Michael C. Alexander
Commissioner
Term: 06/01/2016 - 05/31/2020
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Alice Cuprill-Comas
Alice Cuprill-Comas
Commissioner
Term: 10/01/2015 - 09/30/2019
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Pat McDonald
Pat McDonald
Commissioner
Term: 02/17/2016 - 02/16/2020
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Tom Tsuruta
Tom Tsuruta
Commissioner
Term: 12/13/2012 - 12/12/2020
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Gary Young
Gary Young
Commissioner
Term: 10/01/2015 - 09/30/2019
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Chief Executives
Chief Executives are hired by the Executive Director. Chief Executives, along with a staff of approximately 750, oversee day-to-day management of the organization as well as the planning, development and implementation of projects for their respective divisions.

Curtis Robinhold
Curtis Robinhold
Executive Director
Daniel Blaufus
Daniel Blaufus
General Counsel
Vince Granato
Vince Granato
Chief Operating Officer
Keith Leavitt
Keith Leavitt
Chief Commercial Officer
Kristen Leonard
Kristen Leonard
Chief Public Affairs Officer
Cindy Nichol
Cindy Nichol
Chief Financial Officer
Bobbi Stedman
Bobbi Stedman
Chief Human Resources Officer
Stan Watters
Stan Watters
Chief Project & Technical Services Officer