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Port of Everett hires development chief

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By Kurt Batdorf
The Herald Business Journal
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EVERETT -- The Port of Everett has hired a veteran economic-development professional to spark projects in the Marina District and the Riverside Business Park.
Terrie Battuello will assume her new role as chief of business development for the port on July 1. She will also work with business leaders to help stimulate growth in the port district.
Battuello, 52, comes to the port after eight years as the assistant city manager for economic development in Bothell. During her time there, Battuello managed the city's Innovation Partnership Zone, which includes dozens of public and private companies working to grow and expand the biotech industry in the city.
She also was in charge of attracting developers for Bothell's surplus property, which resulted in approximately $220 million in private investment. Battuello also was involved in recruiting McMenamins as a flagship hotel and resort.
"We are thrilled that Terrie has agreed to join our team," Port of Everett Executive Director John Mohr said in a news release. "The Port of Everett is on the cusp of a growth spurt to revitalize the waterfront and create economic opportunities within our district. It is critical that we invest in the human capital to realize that potential, and Terrie is the right person for the job."
The port will rely on Battuello's economic development experience to bring life to the Marina District Development Strategy adopted by the port commission in October. The strategy calls for a back-to-basics approach to the development of the recreational waterfront in a way that focuses on jobs, boating and recreation.
Unlike the previous private-developer-led plans, the Port of Everett will assume the role of marketer and master developer for the property, so the new position of chief of business development is necessary, Mohr said.
Battuello was selected after a recruitment process that attracted candidates from throughout the U.S. She will report to Mohr and will hold one of the top spots at the Port of Everett.
She holds a master's degree in public administration from the University of Washington Evans School and a bachelor's in business administration.
"The Port of Everett through their partnerships with the city of Everett and state of Washington has made wise investments that present unlimited opportunities for revamping this beautiful waterfront," Battuello said in the news release. "I am delighted to be a part of a momentous endeavor to implement the port's various waterfront plans."
The port is also completing the process of recruiting a new chief financial officer to fill a vacancy in September, when Karen Clements retires.
Before Bothell, Battuello worked for the City of Bremerton and for Kitsap County. She was administrator of the Kitsap Public Facilities District, which funded elements of Bremerton waterfront development, including the Kitsap Conference Center.
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