Port Welcomes New Finance Director

OLYMPIA – The Port of Olympia welcomes Jeffrey L. Smith, Certified Public Accountant, as its new finance director.

Smith brings the port an extensive financial background, including more than 20 years of maritime port experience. Most recently, he served as the chief financial officer at Smith Brothers Farms in Kent, Wash.
“We are very pleased to have Jeff on our management team,” said Ed Galligan, Executive Director. “His wealth of maritime financial experience is a great asset for our port.”

Smith previously worked as the senior director, finance and administration, at the Port of Tacoma, and was accounting manager at the Port of Vancouver, Wash. earlier in his career.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting/business administration from Washington State University.
About the Port of Olympia
The southernmost deepwater port on Puget Sound, the Port of Olympia owns and operates an international shipping terminal that handles a range of breakbulk and project cargoes. The Port also owns and operates Swantown Marina & Boatworks, a 733-slip recreational marina and boat haulout/repair facility, a regional airport and a real estate division.  A community port, it generates an estimated
7,249 total direct, induced and indirect jobs as documented by Martin Associates in the 2009 data study, The Economic Impact of the Port of Olympia, January 2011, available at www.portolympia.com.

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