Insight born from experience

With more than 30 years of leadership in the Washington port industry, Jones Strategic has a record of delivering successful state and local economic development projects and initiatives. Our history also includes successful partnerships with private and public entities nationwide, providing strategic and business planning, project advocacy and implementation.  

Patrick Jones, Principal of Jones Strategic, now serves the Port of Chelan County as Executive Director. He is currently not consulting as he embraces his new role in the Chelan County community.  

Located on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains, Chelan County is a unique combination of exceptional weather and natural beauty combined with a horticultural, recreation, tourism and technology center, located only 100 miles from Seattle. Contact him directly here ( or visit

In the search for an Executive Director, finding a proper “fit” is absolutely critical, and this is how Jones Strategic separates itself from others. Pat’s work to develop a new strategic plan—assessing the organization’s needs and consulting with the Port’s various partners, its staff and the Commission itself— produced a complete understanding of the skills needed for our Port and community.
— Mark Spurgeon, President, Port of Douglas County Commission
Pat’s insider’s knowledge and outsider’s perspective is a rare combination, and it shows in the way he’s able to help organizations like ours through complex problems and help them arrive at practical and workable solutions. Through a range of projects we’ve contracted Pat for— including management consulting and an intergovernmental executive recruiting process— I’ve always been impressed by his profound understanding of how jurisdictions can work together to achieve positive outcomes.
— Mark Urdahl, retired Executive Director, POCC