Port of Tacoma Names New Security Director

Colin Millan. Photo: Port of Tacoma.

The Port of Tacoma has hired former Bank of America executive Colin Millan as its new director of security, the port announced Sept. 19.

Millan, who takes over for Louis P. Cooper Jr. who retired after 18 years with the port, is expected to oversee a department that encompasses security operations throughout the port’s facilities and assets, incident and security project management and Port Patrol and Terminal Security officers for SSA Terminal Tacoma.

“Colin brings a wealth of experience to this role, and we are very excited to welcome him to our Port family,” Port Executive Director Eric Johnson said.

Millan brings law enforcement and security experience to the port: he previously worked for Bank of America’s western region, where he had managed its security program since 2009.

As senior vice president, he was responsible for security for more than 3,100 facilities with 16,000 employees in 13 states, according to the port.

Millan, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice studies from Colorado Technical University, also spent seven years as a police officer in Hampton, Virginia.

By Karen Robes Meeks