Movers & Shakers 7/31/2015

Nelson Holmberg


The Port of Ridgefield has named Nelson Holmberg as its vice president of innovation. Holmberg started with the Port on June 15.

Holmberg previously held posts as executive director at the Port of Woodland and communications manager at the Port of Vancouver. Most recently he led BergerABAM’s public involvement practice in the firm’s Vancouver office as senior public involvement project manager.

In his new role, Holmberg will be tasked with identifying and securing new opportunities and revenue streams for the port.

“The port is seeking projects and opportunities that will transform the economy of the Discovery Corridor,” said Port of Ridgefield Chief Executive Officer Brent Grening. “We believe Nelson has the unique capacity to develop and grow the Port partnerships that can drive and develop that new economy.”

In a press release, Holmberg said he was drawn to the post for a variety of reasons.

“I’ve always appreciated Ridgefield, and I’m impressed with the town and its people. It is a vibrant, upbeat community that has a ton of positive energy and potential,” he said.

Holmberg is a member of the Rotary Club of Vancouver and a graduate of Washington State University in Pullman. He is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and is currently pursuing his Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from that national organization.


Columbia Credit Union has promoted Art Newby to the position of executive vice president/chief information officer.

In his new role, Newby will lead and have overall responsibility for information technology, projects and automation initiatives that advance the strategic mission of the credit union. He will also be responsible for the planning and implementation of enterprise IT systems and business continuity, and will work with the CEO and COO to provide oversight over all credit union departments and have specific responsibility for the general services, ecommerce, retail support and project management office departments.

“Information technology plays an important part in our ability to serve the financial needs of members,” said Columbia Credit Union President/CEO, Steve Kenny. “Art’s proven leadership skills and IT expertise make him the right choice to ensure Columbia Credit Union’s technology strategy grows to meet members’ evolving needs into the future.”

Newby previously served as Columbia Credit Union’s senior VP/CIO. He has 36 years of industry experience and has held a variety of IT management roles throughout his career. He has a bachelor’s degree in business management from the Marine Corps Officer School and is a Cisco Certified Network Associate. He also holds IT systems engineer certifications from Microsoft and Novell.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.