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Julie Collins

Senior Director, Public Affairs

Prior to joining the Port of Seattle, Collins was chief external affairs officer at the Port of Tacoma where she had oversight of government affairs, communications and community relations functions and also served on the CEO’s executive team. Additionally, she has served on the executive Due Diligence team to develop the Seaport Alliance.

Prior to joining the Port of Tacoma in 1998, she worked as district director for U.S. Representative Jennifer Dunn and U.S. Representative Rod Chandler and also was Chandler’s senior legislative assistant in Washington, D.C.

Her local experience includes issues management for the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and event planning/fundraising at Columbia Resource Group.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and has completed the business executive development program at the UW Foster School of Business.