Todd Coleman, Port of Vancouver CEO, to step down

Port of Vancouver USA CEO Todd Coleman (right) sits with VBJ publisher John McDonagh during a 2014 Boardroom Breakfast event.

Todd Coleman, who has served as the Port of Vancouver’s CEO since 2012, is stepping down later this month.

On Tuesday afternoon the port announced that Coleman’s last day will be Thursday, May 19. Coleman has been with the port since 2001, when he was hired as a facilities manager.

“I believe everyone has a season,” Coleman said in a press release. “I committed to leading this amazing organization for four years, and we’ve accomplished so much in that time. We’re on a great trajectory, and we have talented people and the right assets in place to continue achieving great things for our port and community.”

Coleman said he would like to spend time with his family this summer before seeking a new opportunity.

Todd Coleman
Todd Coleman

Under his leadership at the Port of Vancouver, Coleman helped the port more than double its acreage; increase its annual operating revenue from $32 million to $38 million; construct a new rail entrance to the port; relocate train tracks to reduce congestion (West Vancouver Freight Access project); launch a redevelopment effort of Terminal 1; and more.

“Todd is an incredible leader,” said port commission President Jerry Oliver. “He’s been a tireless advocate for the Port of Vancouver, our industry and the community. We will miss him greatly and wish him all the best.”

Port commissioners will appoint an interim CEO while the port goes through the process of finding a new permanent CEO.