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Katie Gerard hired as Senior Director of Human Resources, Port of Seattle

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This position reports to the Port’s Executive Director and oversees 45 employees serving a workforce of more than 2,000 through the full array of HR functions.

SEATTLE – Port of Seattle Executive Director Stephen P. Metruck has hired Katie Gerard as a member of the Port’s executive team, effective November 30, 2018. Gerard has spent her entire career in public service and joins the Port from Thurston County, Washington, where she was head of human resources.

“Katie Gerard brings over 20 years of human resources experience to the Port of Seattle,” said Metruck. “Her extensive background includes implementing innovative change across four different areas within the State of Washington, including State Parks and Recreation, Personnel, Office of Financial Management, and Department of Revenue. She was the Human Resources (HR) Director in two agencies, and Planning and Strategy Section Chief in another, providing further experience that uniquely qualifies her for this role at the Port.”

This position reports to the Port’s Executive Director and oversees 45 employees serving a workforce of more than 2,000 through the full array of HR functions, including: Talent Acquisition; HR Business Partners; Intern/Veteran Fellow outreach programs; Organizational Development; Talent Development and Diversity; Employee Relations; HR Communications; HR Information Systems; Compensation; Benefits and Employee Recognition; and Employee Health and Safety.

Gerard is a graduate of the Evergreen State University with a B.A. in Liberal Arts.

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