Port of Everett Hires New Trade Development Director

Cara Craig. Photo via Port of Everett.

Cara Craig has joined the Port of Everett as its trade development director, officially starting in the new role Aug. 28, the port has announced.

Craig, the former director of sales for Hillsboro, Ore.-based transportation firm Omega Morgan, has more than 25 years of experience in business development, global supply chain management and transportation in North America.

“With more than $150 million invested into the modernization and expansion of our seaport facilities in recent years, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in cargo throughput and demand,” the port’s Chief Operating Officer, Carl Wollebek, said. “We want to continue to ensure our standard quality experience for existing customers, while we facilitate new business growth for the key industries we serve and diversify into new markets.”

The port has worked with Craig and Omega Morgan on moving over-dimensional cargoes over the years. She is also a member of the Railway Industrial Clearance Association of North America.

“Cara is familiar with our operations here in Everett, and she brings a wealth of experience, specifically in our niche of handling high value, heavy cargoes,” Wollebek stated.

Craig said she is honored to work for the port.

“I am passionate about the supply chain industry and how it makes the world go ‘round,” Craig said, adding that she is “looking forward to collaborating with the team to drive opportunities that bring continued growth and success to the port, the local community, and the beautiful state of Washington now, and for many more years to come.”

By Karen Robes Meeks