SEATTLE– Barb Wilson signs up with the Port of Seattle as the Chief of Staff for its five-member chosen body, the Port of Seattle Commission. Wilson brings 25 years of experience in the personal, public, and not-for-profit sectors in Seattle.
“We are thrilled that Barb Wilson will be signing up with the Port of Seattle as commission chief of personnel,” stated Commission President Peter Steinbrueck. “She brings the experience and depth of knowledge we need as we chart a course for relief and financial recovery in these unprecedented times.”
Wilson worked for 10 years as the Executive Director of the Seattle Planning Commission, where she was accountable for general operations and recommended city officials on complex city preparation and development issues. Prior to that, she was a program supervisor for National Wildlife Foundation, dealt with local outreach and advocacy initiatives for the Northwest Energy Union, Save Our Wild Salmon Union, and developed field techniques for Hands Off Washington.
Most just recently, she was the Director of Federal Government Affairs at Vulcan Inc., the financial investment and task management firm founded by the late Paul G. Allen. In this function, Wilson was responsible for local and state government affairs efforts dealing with Vulcan groups on a broad series of projects, including the business’s real estate development, philanthropic policy, and arts and entertainment efforts.
Wilson holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Washington, and a bachelor’s in government from University of California, San Diego. She is a long period of time resident of West Seattle. In her spare time takes pleasure in training her son’s soccer team, kayaking, exploring Seattle’s food scene, and hanging out with buddies and family.Source: traveldailynews.com