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Glenn Fernandes

Director of Internal Audit | Leadership Team

Glenn joined the Port in July of 2017 and leads the Internal Audit team. He has over 20 years of Internal Audit experience in varying roles. His deep experience and ability to set strategic objectives while not losing sight of detail makes Glenn an exceptional leader, as the Port continues to value providing fiscal transparency and accountability to the communities it serves. He is also the Executive Sponsor of the Port Association of Employee Volunteers (PAVE) Employee Resource Group.

Glenn started his career with Coopers & Lybrand (PWC) and spent 20 years of his career at Verizon, 10 of which were as an Internal Audit Director. Additionally, immediately prior to joining the Port, Glenn spent a year as a consultant to Microsoft.

In addition to having significant experience in leading teams, Glenn is able to envision the end result while remaining pragmatic in his approach. At the Port of Seattle, through audit recommendations, Glenn’s team has helped the Port set up a robust system of controls. The recommendations and related follow-up procedures also assure that those controls are not only effective but also efficient, replicable, and practical.

Glenn is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Washington and holds a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
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