Port hires commercial strategy director

The Port of Tacoma has selected Tong Zhu as Director of Commercial Strategy. In this position, she directs the development of Port marketing strategies, leads the Port’s international offices and staff and manages the Port’s business planning staff.

“As the Port of Tacoma continues to grow, expand and increase its international presence, Tong is providing excellent leadership to her staff, both here in Tacoma and overseas,” said Port Deputy Executive Director John Wolfe. “She is a tremendous addition to our team.”

Before joining the Port of Tacoma, Zhu was International Relations Manager for the Port of Seattle, where she supervised international offices and staff, developed business strategies, and implemented international marketing and economic development programs.

Previously, she worked for the Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development (CTED) as Country Manager for China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Zhu has also been Deputy Executive Director for the World Trade Center Tacoma.
A Tacoma-area resident, Zhu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington (1996).

The Port of Tacoma's Tong Zhu. (PHOTO COURTESY PORT OF TACOMA)