Port Audit Committee
On June 13, 2006, the Port Commission formally established the Audit Committee. The mission of the Audit Committee is to represent the commission and have review and oversight authority on matters relating to the port’s auditing process and procedures.
Currently serving on the Audit Committee is:
Christina (Chris) Gehrke is Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer at Sound Community Bank. Chris is responsible for marketing, human resources and the management of products, vendors, and facilities. As the citizen representative, Chris participates to ensure public input into audit matters.
Prior to joining Sound Community Bank, Chris was Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting and Administrative Officer for Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle where she was responsible for accounting, financial reporting, data management, compliance, and facilities management. During her career with Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle, Chris was responsible for executive management of various operational functions and internal audit department as the Chief Audit Executive.
Chris received a Bachelor's of Science degree from the Ohio State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Seattle University. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Technology Professional, and Certified Management Accountant. In addition, Chris teaches in the graduate MBA and Accounting programs at City University of Seattle.
The Audit Committee meets as noticed on the Commission Meetings page
to receive reports and presentations on Port of Seattle operations, identified through internal audit functions and other audits done by outside agencies and firms. It reviews recommendations to port departments and Internal Audit staff on areas requiring further work needed to improve accountability and reduce fiscal and other risk.