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Port of Seattle Appoints Stephen Metruck as Executive Director

[ January 5, 2018   //   ]

The Port of Seattle Commission has appointed retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Stephen P. Metruck as its new Executive Director. Metruck has 34 years of executive experience in maritime, security and financial leadership. Most recently he was Commander of the Mid-Atlantic Region, overseeing 3,600 military and civilian personnel. Before that he was responsible for planning and execution of the $10 billion U.S. Coast Guard budget.

Metruck also served as Commander of Sector Puget Sound from 2005 to 2008. In this capacity he enforced complex national and international safety, security and environmental laws. He oversaw the creation of the nationally recognized Puget Sound Joint Harbor Operations Center (JHOC).

As a member of the Coast Guard Academy Board of Trustees, Metruck oversaw increased diversity for incoming Academy Classes. He also served on a task force developing policies preventing and responding to sexual assault in the Coast Guard.