IRVINE, California, January 30, 2017McDermott & Bull, the 29th largest executive search firm in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, has been retained by the Port of Portland to lead its search for an Executive Director.

This executive recruiting engagement is being conducted by Craig Sabina, Principal Consultant and practice leader for the Northwest Region; Jeff Black, Partner; Jason Pinegar, Associate Principal Consultant; Kelly Nguyen, Executive Search Coordinator; and Tara Steven, Senior Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.

Bill Wyatt, the Port of Portland’s current Executive Director, recently announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2017.  McDermott & Bull will assist the Port’s nine commissioners in the process of selecting the next Executive Director, which includes tapping external stakeholders for an advisory group as well as accepting public comment on position description and search criteria.  Candidate interviews are expected to take place in Spring 2017, with the final hiring decision set for June 2017.

For the news release posted by the Port of Portland, visit

About the Port of Portland

Established in 1891 by the Oregon Legislature, the Port of Portland today owns four marine terminals, three airports (Portland International, Hillsboro, and Troutdale) and five business parks.  The mission of the Port 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.  The most recent economic impact study shows that the Port generated 27,000 jobs, $1.8 billion in wages, salaries and consumption impacts and nearly $172 million in state and local taxes in 2015.

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