Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
Dan Thomas joined the port in 1990 and oversees the accounting, finance, budgeting, risk management, human resources, health and safety, labor relations, and information technology functions.
Thomas became chief financial officer in 2000 and was appointed port treasurer in 2002 when the port took over responsibility for its treasury management activities from the King County Office of Financial Management. During his tenure at the port, Thomas has directed a multi-billion dollar capital financing program for the major expansion and renovation of the Port’s airport, seaport and real estate facilities while maintaining a strong enterprise financial position and bond ratings that are among the nation’s highest in the public transportation sector.
Prior to coming to the port, Thomas worked for a real estate investment firm and as a professional musician. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Washington.
Thomas is past president of the Washington Chapter of Financial Executives International, former Chair of the Northwest Harvest Board of Directors and is a former member of the Washington State Governor's Council of Economic Advisors. He is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association and serves as a Trustee for the Port of Seattle Warehousemen's Pension Trust.