Position 2 | Commissioner
Current Term: January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2019. Original term began November 2013
Current Office: President
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Courtney Gregoire currently serves as President of the Port of Seattle Commission. She was elected in 2013, and re-elected in 2015. Courtney works as Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit, where she fights technology-facilitated crime against vulnerable populations including children and the elderly.
Commissioner Gregoire’s priorities include growing our regional economy, expanding international trade and tourism, and protecting our shared natural environment. These priorities reflect Courtney’s long-standing commitment to helping communities generate broadly shared prosperity.
Commissioner Gregoire is most proud of efforts such as: creating the Northwest Seaport Alliance to make our region more competitive in the global economy; standing up for our values as a welcoming community by ensuring that all travelers and their families are treated fairly and with dignity; and committing to meeting the greenhouse gas reduction goals of the Paris Agreement to combat climate change.
Before returning home to Washington state, Courtney spent nearly 10 years working in Washington D.C. in senior-level positions in both the legislative and executive branches. From 2009 to 2012, Courtney served as Director of the National Export Initiative for President Obama and Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Commerce. She participated in the U.S.-China Legal Exchange and the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), the primary forum for addressing bilateral trade matters and promoting commercial opportunities between the United States and China.
Before joining the Obama administration, she served as Legislative Director and Chief Counsel for U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell. She previously worked as a policy assistant with the Domestic Policy Council in the White House. 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. Originally from Olympia, Courtney currently lives in Seattle with her husband Scott Lindsay and their two young daughters. As a family, they enjoy taking in our state’s natural beauty by hiking in the North Cascades and boating throughout Puget Sound.
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