Port to Host Meeting with Executive Director Candidates on Aug. 6


The Port of Morrow will host a community Meet & Greet at the Port of Morrow with the four finalists for the Port’s executive director position on Monday, Aug. 6.

The event will be held at the Riverfront Room at the Port offices from 5-7 p.m.

The four finalists will be introduced and asked to give a short introduction speech beginning at 5:30 pm. Appetizers and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages will be served. The finalists for the executive director position include (in alphabetical order):

  • Dean Gardner of Selah Washington; currently with NextLevel: Building Enterprise Value, former CEO of Larson Fruit Company, former CEO of United Pipe & Supply, BBA & MBA in Marketing, Finance, Accounting from University of Texas.
  • Ryan D. Neal of Boardman Oregon; currently General Manager of Warehousing for Port of Morrow, former Director of Operations Haney Truck Line, former Regional Sales Manager Knight Transportation, BS in Business from Oregon State University.
  • Stephanie Seamans, CPA of Kennewick Washington; currently the Community and Economic Development Manager for Benton-Franklin Council of Governments, former Business Development Manager and CPA for Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, BS in Business Accounting from University of Idaho.
  • Peter M. Wilhelm of Kennewick Washington; currently with QBM Management INC. serving as Project Manager Boise/PCA Paper Mill Wallula, Washington, former Plant Manager of Zeachem INC., BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Idaho, MBA from University of Oregon.


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