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​Dave Soike

Interim Executive Director

 

Dave Soike, COOExperienced and trusted leader

Soike brings an extraordinary amount of knowledge and deep experience to his role as Interim Executive Director, having worked for the Port of Seattle since 1980. He has served as the chief executive's delegate since being named Chief Operating Officer (COO) in March 2016, acting on a wide range of issues across the Port.

He began his career as a junior engineer in the Port’s Corporate Engineering Department, quickly advancing into positions in Project Management, and both Maritime and Aviation divisions. Prior to serving as COO, Soike provided strong senior leadership to more than 375 employees in Aviation Facilities and Infrastructure, Aviation Maintenance, and the Aviation Building Department and Conference Center.

Strategic planner

Soike has demonstrated a strong track record delivering effective large-scale and complex projects, and the ability to drive new strategic initiatives, such as Lean process improvements, which he brought to the Port. His has managed significant capital improvement projects at Sea-Tac Airport, where he also served as deputy director of aviation and senior operations manager. He has experience in finance, planning, program management, and marketing across the Port’s Maritime, Aviation, and Corporate Divisions.

Skilled leader of a diverse workforce

With a talent for building relationships with a diversity of groups and employees, Soike’s contributions strengthened the Port’s ability to meet our Century Agenda goals and support job creation throughout the region.

Commitment

The Centers of Expertise for Environment and Sustainability, Strategic Initiatives, Capital Development, as well as Police and Emergency Management reported to Soike in his role as COO. As the Executive Director, all members of the Executive Leadership Team report to him.

Education

University of Washington, Masters in Business Administration
Washington State University, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
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