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Prince Rupert Port Authority Appoints Shaun Stevenson As CEO

EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2018

PRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA — The Board of Directors of the Prince Rupert Port Authority announced today that Shaun Stevenson has been selected as the organization’s next President and Chief Executive Officer.

The selection is the result of an international search that began in October, following the retirement of long-time President and CEO Don Krusel.

Mr. Stevenson is currently PRPA’s Vice-President of Trade Development & Public Affairs, where he has worked extensively with industry partners, shippers and marine carriers, and development proponents, as well as local First Nations and a variety of government and community stakeholders.  He has more than 20 years of strategic and operational experience at PRPA, and has played a key leadership role in the development and implementation of several successful strategies that have driven the growth and diversification of the Port’s business. 

“I’m inspired and humbled to be given this opportunity to work with our dedicated PRPA team as we advance into a very bright future,” said Stevenson.  “The Port of Prince Rupert’s importance to the country’s trade agenda and economic future has never been more relevant.  We have the opportunity to be truly progressive and innovative in our Port development plans, and we can’t wait to keep doing our part to build a better Canada.”

PRPA Chair Bud Smith thanked Joe Rektor for his service as interim President and CEO.  “Thanks to Joe’s steady leadership, the Board had the opportunity to engage deeply in this recruitment process, providing us with the utmost confidence that Shaun is the right choice to be the Port of Prince Rupert’s leader into the future.”

“Shaun has played an integral role in the Port’s development from a relatively small concern to a North American Gateway that is playing a vital role in delivering and expanding market access to Canadian shippers, industries, and their communities,” said Smith.  “Shaun’s deep understanding of the Port’s role in adding value to global trade is outstanding, as his ability to communicate and develop strong relationships with our partners.”

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ABOUT THE PRINCE RUPERT PORT AUTHORITY

The Prince Rupert Port Authority manages the Port of Prince Rupert, Canada's northernmost trade gateway on the west coast. The Port of Prince Rupert anchors one of the fastest and most reliable supply chains between North America and Asia, providing vital infrastructure to support shippers and industries as they move their goods and resources to market. In 2017, the port shipped approximately $35 Billion in cargo value, and supported an estimated 3300 direct supply-chain jobs in Northern BC, $260 Million in annual wages, and $112 Million in annual government revenue.

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