Julianna Marler was appointed CEO of the Port of Vancouver USA in January 2017 after serving as interim CEO. Prior to her appointment, she served as the port’s Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. Julianna is the first female CEO in the port’s 105-year history and one of just a handful of female port CEOs in the U.S.
Julianna’s diverse professional background includes experience in logistics, sales, procurement and contracts, and leadership in finance and administration. Prior to joining the port in 2008, she worked at the City of Vancouver for nine years, where she served as the procurement services manager. Recipient of a 2018 Iris Award – an award honoring women of achievement in Southwest Washington – Julianna engages in ongoing activities to encourage and support women in leadership positions.
Julianna is a Vancouver Rotary Club member and serves on the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Greater Portland Inc Board of Directors, American Association of Port Authorities Board of Directors, Association of Washington Business Board of Directors, and the Washington State University Vancouver Advisory Council.
A native of Vancouver, Julianna attended Clark College and received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Washington State University Vancouver.