Port of Everett Commissioner Named Secretary of Washington Public Ports Association

February 5, 2014, Edmonds Beacon

Port of Everett Commissioner Troy McClelland has been selected to serve as secretary of the Washington Public Ports Association. As secretary, McClelland will help lead the development of WPPA’s organizational strategy.


McClelland, who is president and CEO of Economic Alliance Snohomish County, has held a wide variety of leadership roles, including service on the Executive Committees for the Washington Public Ports Association, the Washington Aerospace Partnership and the Puget Sound Regional Council.


He was also the vice president of the Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County Board of Directors and a member of Snohomish County Health Leadership Coalition’s Steering Committee.


He serves on Washington State University’s Advisory Council for the University Center of North Puget Sound and as a board member for Leadership Snohomish County.


“Troy was selected for a leadership position in the Washington Public Ports Association because of the breadth of his knowledge and his enthusiasm for job creation,” WPPA Executive Director Eric Johnson said.


“His understanding of economic development policy will be an asset to Washington’s port community as we work together to increase prosperity for our entire state.”


McClelland, a former active duty naval officer, has continued to serve in the Navy’s reserve force leading Navy Seabees. He recently completed a tour as the commander of the First Naval Construction Regiment and now is assigned as the deputy commander of a Naval Construction Group located in Port Hueneme, Calif.


McClelland graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor’s in ocean engineering and received a master’s in civil engineering from the University of Washington School of Engineering as well as a master’s in business administration from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.


A native of Yakima, McClelland brings broad business experience, including work with a Fortune 500 company. Before being recruited to lead the Economic Alliance in 2011, he served nearly a decade at the Fluke Corporation in multiple roles including his final role as the director of corporate procurement.


McClelland has served on the Everett’s Port Commission since 2009, when he was elected to serve the constituents of District 1.

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