Posted by: nwseaport | April 1, 2010

New Directors and Officers!

Northwest Seaport welcomes Shannon Fitzgerald as its new President, Jim Flies as Vice-President, and Andrew Bennett, Colleen Browne and Barbara Klee as new members of its Board of Directors!

Shannon Fitzgerald, President, is the Manager of the Coordinated Seabird Studies Group at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), where he has been a biologist and scientist for 23 years. He has a Master of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin and B.S. degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Minnesota.

Jim Flies, Vice-President, is the Purchasing Manager for Harley Marine Services, Inc. Previously, he served as the Academic Dean and the Dean of Students at Seattle Preparatory School, where he taught for twenty years. He has a Master of Education degree and a Principal Certificate from Seattle University and a B.A. degree in History from the University of Montana.

Andrew Bennett is an Associate and Project Manager for KPFF Consulting Engineers. He currently manages waterfront planning, design and construction projects for public sector clients across the county. He is the immediate past-President of the Seattle Propeller Club. He has a Master’s degree in Coastal Management from the University of Washington and a Naval Architecture degree from MIT.

Colleen Browne retired in 2009 from the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation, where she was the Pro Parks Levy/Major Maintenance Manager. As a Capital Projects Manager at Seattle Parks, she was the lead on the Historic Ships Wharf, Lake Union Park, Luna Park and the multi-million dollar Seattle Aquarium makeover project completed in 2007. She has a B.A. degree from the University of Washington.

Barbara Klee is a designer and craftsperson, working with precious metals, jewelry, textiles and interiors. She was raised in Seattle and Copenhagen. She has a B.A. degree in Art History from the University of Washington.

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