VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA has hired Elizabeth Gotelli as its Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. Gotelli joins the port May 8.

“Elizabeth has a strong financial and administrative background, combined with knowledge of our community and experience with local agencies,” said port CEO Julianna Marler. “These traits are what really make her stand out as the right person for this position. We look forward to having her join our team as we continue growing and bringing sustainable economic benefit to our community.”

Gotelli has broad experience in many core business services, including direct management of finance, procurement, legal and administrative functions; staff training; budget development and administration; policy development; strategic planning, and; emergency management.

Her duties as CFAO will include strategic planning; development of port business policies; operations and budget responsibility for the administration, contracts, finance and IT departments; and ensuring the port complies with local, state and federal regulations and laws governing port operations.

Prior to joining the port, Gotelli served for five years as Director of Public Affairs and Human Resources for the City of Lacey, Washington. She has also worked for the City of Vancouver, Washington, as Director of Human Resources and Procurement Services Manager, and in positions with Clark County Public Works and Community Services.

Gotelli graduated from the University of Oregon with a Master of Urban and Regional Planning and Master of Science in Public Affairs.

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