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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Long-Time Rail Professional To Lead Port Business Team


Longview, WA– Port of Longview welcomes Christian Clay as its new Director of Business Development. Following a lengthy railroad career, Clay brings high-level management focus to help grow cargo volumes and expand business opportunities in Longview.

In the Director capacity, Clay will be responsible for developing long-range business plans that align Port infrastructure and assets with growing and emerging markets. He will also manage the Port’s commercial property portfolio and tenant relations, which includes seeking development opportunities for the former Continental Grain Terminal at Berth 4.

Clay brings more than 20 years of rail experience to the Port. As a former Senior National Account Manager for Burlington Northern Santa Fe, he has strong experience in supply chain management, market research and customer relations.

“Clay is a strong addition to our team,” said Chief Operating Officer Dan Stahl. “His skillset directly complements our existing team and will allow the Port to successfully meet growing business demands.”

Clay joins the team of Manager of Business Development Laurie Nelson-Cooley and Business Development Associate Lindsey Harris, who will continue to develop and maintain cargo business at the Port’s marine terminals.

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