March 23, 2011
Douglas County Port Commissioners have selected Lisa
Parks of Wenatchee as the District’s new Executive Director. The selection was made following a private special
session this morning. Port Commission board chairman, Mark Spurgeon says Parks is a perfect fit for the position.
Commissioners still have to negotiate Parks’ salary and benefits before she officially accepts the job. The
position has a salary range of between 74-thousand and 104-thousand dollars annually depending on experience.
Spurgeon says they hope to have Parks start work as soon as possible. Parks is the owner and co-founder of
Alliance Consulting Group in Wenatchee. She will replace Pat Haley who resigned the position last summer. Parks
was picked over three finalists for the vacant position. Jeff Bishop, a port director from Coos Bay, Oregon; Marc
Thornsbury, Director for the Port of Klickitat County; and former Chelan County PUD executive manager, Joe Jarvis
Spurgeon discussed the selection process with Wenatchee Bureau Chief Steve Hair . .