Julianna Marler has served as CEO of the Port of Vancouver USA since May 2016. Prior to her appointment, Julianna served in the role of Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. Before starting at the port in 2008, Julianna worked at the City of Vancouver for ten years after spending more than a decade in the private sector. Julianna is the first female CEO in the port’s history.
Since becoming CEO, Julianna led staff through the creation of the port’s Strategic Plan and was instrumental in overseeing the adoption of the port’s first Climate Action Plan. Early in her port career, she played a key role in the development of the West Vancouver Freight Access Project, the largest capital initiative in the port’s history. She’s currently leading the organization through the ongoing development of the Terminal 1 waterfront project.
Julianna’s diverse public and private sector professional background includes experience in logistics, sales, manufacturing, and leadership in contracts, procurement, finance and administration. Recipient of a 2018 Iris Award – an award honoring women of achievement in Southwest Washington – Julianna is a member of the International Women’s Forum and engages in ongoing activities to encourage and support women in leadership positions.
Julianna serves on the American Association of Port Authorities Board of Directors, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Association of Washington Business Board of Directors, Columbia River Economic Development Council Executive Committee, and Washington State University Vancouver Advisory Council. Additionally, she is a Vancouver Rotary Club member and advisory committee member for the US Global Leadership Coalition.
A native of Vancouver, Julianna attended Clark College and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Washington State University Vancouver.