2 New Appointees Join Port of Portland Commission

Two new appointees of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Ketan Sampat and Stuart Strader, are now sitting members of the Port of Portland Commission.

The Senate-approved commissioners’ terms began March 15.

Sampat, co-founder and chief technology & product officer at The Provenance Chain Network and executive partner at Elevate Capital, takes over for Commissioner Tom Tsuruta, and represents Washington County. Strader, a longshore worker and union leader, replaces Linda Pearce as the port’s Clackamas County representative.

“I want to thank Tom Tsuruta and Linda Pearce for their years of service, and welcome Ketan Sampat and Stuart Strader to the Port of Portland Commission,” Brown said in a statement. “The Port Commission plays a key role in creating new statewide economic opportunities, and Ketan and Stuart’s combined years of experience and leadership will help ensure our marine ports and air terminals continue to keep Oregonians connected to the competitive, global economy.”

By Pacific Maritime