SEATTLE — Aaron Pritchard has been hired as Chief of Staff for the Port’s five-member elected body, the Port of Seattle Commission. Pritchard brings over two decades of government experience to the position, including a prior role as interim commission chief of staff, along with years of congressional and legal work in Washington DC, Washington state, and the City of Seattle.
“I’m delighted to announce that Aaron Pritchard has been hired to be chief of staff for the Seattle Port Commission,” said Port of Seattle Commission President Fred Felleman. “Aaron brings a wealth of experience and insights to this position. All commissioners were unanimous in our strong belief that he will continue to serve the commission with distinction and a steady hand in his expanded capacity as we continue to chart these uncertain times.”
Aaron holds a B.A. from Western Washington University in Writing, Politics, and Social Change and is a graduate of Seattle University Law School. He is married to Amy Scarton and has two daughters ages 6 and 8 at Leschi Elementary. He hopes to successfully coach both girls in softball for the 2022 season.
About the Port of Seattle
Founded in 1911 by a vote of the people as a special purpose government, the Port of Seattle’s mission is to promote economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce, and job creation in an equitable, accountable, and environmentally responsible manner.
The Port owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Fishermen’s Terminal — home of the North Pacific fishing fleet — and public marinas. The Port also owns two cruise ship terminals, a grain terminal, real estate assets, and marine cargo terminals through its partnership in the Northwest Seaport Alliance.
Port operations help support nearly 200,000 jobs and $7 billion in wages throughout the region. Over the next 16 years, the Port’s Century Agenda seeks to create an additional 100,000 jobs through economic growth while becoming the nation’s leading green and energy-efficient port.