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With more than 30 years of leadership experience in the port industry, Jones Strategic brings unparalleled insight to executive recruiting initiatives. Our history also includes many successful partnerships with private and public entities nationwide, providing strategic and business planning guidance as well as project advocacy and implementation.


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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
I recommend Jones Strategic to any port managing a transition. When the Port of Vancouver USA was embarking on a CEO search, their deep experience with ports and port directors was invaluable. Jones Strategic helped us not only clarify the Port’s medium-to-long term goals, but also identify the attributes we needed in candidates to attain those goals.

— Jerry Oliver, Commission President, Port of Vancouver, USA