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Courtney Gregoire

Courtney Gregoire

Position 2

Current Term: November 27, 2013, to December 31, 2015.

Current Office: Co-President

Current Port Commission committee assignments: Audit Committee.

2013 Outside Board Assignments: Highline Forum; Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT).

Previous Port Commission committee assignments: None.

Education: B.A. (Willamette University); J.D. (Harvard Law School).

About Commissioner Gregoire: Courtney Gregoire currently works as an attorney for Microsoft focused on unfair competition and international trade. Prior to returning home to Washington state, she spent nearly 10 years working in Washington D.C. in senior-level positions for both the legislative and executive branches of government.

Courtney served as the first Director of the National Export Initiative at the U.S. Department of Commerce for President Obama. As Director, Courtney led the Department’s efforts to double U.S. exports by 2015 and support millions of jobs here at home. She was named Deputy Chief of Staff for the Department in 2011. Courtney previously served as Legislative Director and Chief Counsel for United States Senator Maria Cantwell and as a policy assistant with the White House Domestic Policy Council. Courtney began her career at K&L Gates, an international law firm, counseling companies on legislative and regulatory matters.

Courtney graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Willamette University and received her law degree from Harvard Law School. Born in Spokane and raised in Olympia, Courtney currently lives in Seattle with her husband Scott Lindsay and their daughter. She is proud to serve on the Seattle Community Colleges Board of Trustees.

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