Port of Tacoma's Jeff Smith promoted

The Port of Tacoma has promoted Jeffrey L. Smith, CPA to the position of Senior Director, finance and administration.

Smith, a 17-year Port of Tacoma veteran, most recently served as Acting Senior Director, finance and administration.

“Jeff is one of the best kept secrets in the port industry,” said Timothy J. Farrell, the Port’s Deputy Executive Director. “Our port enjoys the finest financial management in the industry. We have the financial strength, and Jeff has the awards to prove it. We’re fortunate to have the opportunity to promote such a talented professional.”

In his new position, Smith will oversee the Port’s finance, accounting, budget, treasury and customer service operations.

Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Washington State University and has been a Certified Public Accountant in Washington state since 1980.

He holds memberships in the Washington Society of CPAs, Government Finance Officers Association, and Washington Public Ports Association.