Port Authority Creates New Role for Growth

PORT ALBERNI – The Port Alberni Port Authority is pleased to announce the promotion of David McCormick to the newly created position of Director, Public Relations and Business Development effective May 1, 2013.
Since joining the Port in September, 2010 in the role of Manager, Community Relations and Property David has demonstrated exceptional knowledge of the community and contexts within which we operate and has made solid contributions towards our vision for growth.  This new position will play a more direct role in the port’s current and future relationships in tandem with the CEO.  Together, the Director of Public Relations and Business Development and the CEO will lead the strategic activities necessary to achieve the vision for growth supported by the Board of Directors.
“David is a critical thinker who has a unique ability to share a vision within the big picture context while understanding the steps required to achieve the goal,” states CEO, Zoran Knezevic:  “I am confident that his increased role will help us get closer and quicker towards achieving our vision of growth for the greater benefit of Port Alberni and our region.”
“I am proud that my commitment, contributions and skill set is recognized and valued by the Port,” McCormick says. “We’re in an exciting time for not just our organization but for the community. There’s a lot of work yet to be done but our hard work so far in developing our vision for growth is starting to be recognized.  I look forward to fulfilling my new, enhanced role within the port’s team as we all work towards achieving the very real potential of new business opportunities.”
Property management will continue to be overseen by McCormick until the Port Authority is successful in recruiting an individual to assist with this and other port-related administrative duties.