Norm joined the Port in 1993 as the Director of Facilities and Engineering. In 2008 he was appointed Deputy Executive Director and later, Chief Operating Officer. On September 1, 2016, he was unanimously appointed by the Board of Commissioners as Chief Executive Officer. 2016.
Norm, who has more than 34 years of marine and related engineering experience, earned his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University in 1979. He is a professional engineer in Oregon and Washington and a professional land surveyor in Oregon.
Norm serves on the Public Facilities District Board and formerly, the Southwest Washington Regional Airport board.
He lives in Longview with his wife Denise. They have two children and five grandchildren.
Jennifer E. Brown, Chief Administrative Officer
Jennifer was promoted to Director of Administration in 2014 after serving as the Port's Director of Information Services since June 2007. She began working at the Port in 2000 as an environmental engineer and became a programmer/analyst in 2005. Prior to joining the Port, Jennifer was an engineer at Southwest Clean Air Agency in Vancouver, Washington. She also worked as a project engineer for Armstrong World Industries in various cities around the United States.
Jennifer earned her bachelor's in Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and a certificate in Management Information Systems from Washington State University.
As Director of Information Services, Jennifer is responsible for the daily operation of the Port's Information Technology, procurement services and clerical functions.
Peggy VanHorn, Chief Financial Officer
Dan Stahl, Chief Operating Officer
Dan joined the Port in 2017 as the Chief Operating Officer. In his role of COO, Dan will provide leadership and vision in managing real estate and marine development opportunities, while simultaneously leading the Port's economic development efforts.
Prior to joining the Port of Longview, Dan served in an operations capacity at both the Port of Bellingham and Port of Anacortes.
Dan received a Master's Degree in Ocean Systems Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after completing his Bachelor's in Marine Transportation Operations from the Maine Maritime Academy.
William L. Burton, Director of Facilities & Engineering
Bill was promoted to Director of Facilities and Engineering in February 2016. Bill joined the Port in 2011 as a Project Engineer. The Facilities and Engineering Department is responsible for the design, construction and continued maintenance of Port-owned facilities, including roads, rail, docks, buildings and utilities. Prior to joining the Port, Bill was an engineer for the Cowlitz County Department of Public Works. He previously worked as a forest engineer for The Campbell Group, International Paper and Champion Timber Company.
Bill has more than 19 years of engineering experience, earning Bachelor's degrees in both Civil Engineering and Forest Engineering from Oregon State University. He is a professional engineer registered in Oregon and Washington.
Bill resides in Castle Rock with his wife and three sons.
Mark Price, Director of Marine Terminals
Mark is a native of the Pacific Northwest, growing up in Portland and obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree at University of Oregon. Mark brings to the Port more than twenty years' worth of experience on the waterfront – all in Washington and Oregon.
Lisa Hendriksen, Director of Planning and Environmental Services
Lisa joined the Port in 2010 as Environmental Manager, before which she worked for several years in environmental and planning.
She holds a bachelor's degree in Anthropology with a minor in Sociology from Southern Oregon University and a master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University.
In June 2012, Lisa was promoted to Director of Planning and Environmental Services.
Ashley Helenberg, Director of External Affairs
Ashley joined the Port as Communications and Public Affairs Manager in 2008. She oversees communications and government relations, frequently traveling to Olympia and Washington, D.C., to advocate for funding for transportation infrastructure such as highway improvements, Columbia River dredging and jetty maintenance.
A graduate of Kelso High School, Ashley received her bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in Communications with a minor in Political Science.
Ashley was named chairwoman of the Washington Public Ports Association's Public Relations Committee in July 2014. She also serves on the public relations committee of the American Association of Port Authorities, among other industry-related groups.
Laurie Nelson-Cooley, Manager of Business Development
Laurie Nelson-Cooley has served as Manager of Business Development for the Port of Longview since September 2008. Prior to joining the Port, Laurie worked in Portland as a project manager and business analyst in the automobile and heavy truck industry for ADP.
Laurie is a member of the Lower Columbia Transportation Association, Maritime Commerce Club and the National Defense Transportation Association.
Laurie, who attended Chemeketa Community College in 1987, lives in Kalama with her husband Nate and has two grown children, Logan and Skylar.