June 8, 2023 — The Port of Columbia County is pleased to announce Guy Glenn Jr. began on May 30, 2023, as the port’s new Executive Finance Manager. Glenn is taking over for Bob Gadotti, who will retire at the end of July after serving in the position since December 2016.

The Executive Finance Manager plays a critical role at the port, managing all aspects of municipal finance, budget, audit, and compliance with federal and state laws and statutes.

“I want to thank Bob for all he has done over the years to improve the port’s budget process and finance policies. On behalf of the Commissioners and staff, we wish him the best in his retirement and want him to know that his contributions to the port won’t be forgotten,” said Sean Clark, port Executive Director.

Glenn joins the port from Ecological Land Services, where he was the General Manager. He previously spent ten years at the Port of Ilwaco, Washington, first as Finance Director and then nine years as Port Manager. During his tenure at the Port of Ilwaco, Glenn led and lobbied for the successful allocation of $19.66 million in federal funding for channel maintenance from 2014-2021 along with state and local grant awards totaling approximately $7.56 million over the same period.

“We’re excited to have Guy on board,” said Clark. “He brings a wealth of port experience and financial expertise, and we look forward to his involvement as the Port of Columbia County continues to grow.”

Glenn is a past board member of the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association and Marina Committee Chair for the Washington Public Ports Association. He completed his bachelor’s degree and MBA prerequisites at Colorado State University.