World Trade Center Tacoma hires executive director

The World Trade Center Tacoma announced yesterday James McMahan of Gordon Thomas Honeywell’s Governmental Affairs office, will take the leadership helm at the organization. Members of WTC Tacoma’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors conducted a statewide search, after six months of reviewing the organization’s strategic plan. McMahan replaces Andreas Udbye, who left the post to pursue other community-based endeavors.
McMahan brings nearly ten years experience in contract lobbying and contract association management, working with clients in economic development, local government and utilities, law enforcement, automotive repair, transportation and freight mobility. As Executive Director of the World Trade Center Tacoma, McMahan will be charged with conducting community outreach, increasing the Tacoma-Pierce County community’s accessibility to information regarding international trade, program and event management, and execution of the WTC Tacoma work plan.
McMahan begins working with the WTC Tacoma effectively immediately.