Englin named new Executive Director for Port of Kingston
KINGSTON—On Oct. 30, Port of Kingston Commissioners announced they had hired Greg Englin as the Port’s new Executive Director. He will begin work Nov. 26 As Executive Director, Englin’s salary will be $115,000.
The announcement marked the culmination of a seven-week search that included opportunities for Port staff and the community to meet the finalists and share their observations and recommendations with the Commissioners.
“Our goal was to move forward as quickly as possible while being both thorough and transparent. Most important, we wanted to find the best fit for Kingston as we move forward into the community’s next chapter of growth and vitality,” said Port Commission President Mary McClure.
Englin is presently Director of Operations and Business Development at the Port of Port Townsend. In that position, he oversees the operation of the Port’s three marinas, 13-acre shipyard, RV Park, airport, and other properties and assets. Prior to coming to work at the Port of Port Townsend in 2016, Englin was a vice president for Marel Seattle, Inc. until that firm moved its operations to its headquarters in Iceland. Before that, he was Manager, Maritime Operation, Seaport Division for the Port of Seattle for 14 years.
He takes pride in the fact that, as a volunteer, in 1995 he helped found the not-for-profit SeaShare organization, a seafood industries foodbank. He continues to serve on the SeaShare board as well as being active in the mentoring program at Seattle Pacific University.
Englin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A resident of Kitsap County for over 20 years, Englin and his wife, Chris, live on Bainbridge Island “immediately across the Agate Pass Bridge,” he said.
“I’m foregoing other opportunities, so I can work and live locally,” said Englin whose two grown sons work in nearby Seattle. “Hopefully, we here at the Port can improve the opportunities for others to be able to work and live locally, too.”