Allyn J. Roe. Courtesy Port of Olympia.

The Port of Olympia has named Allyn J. Roe as its new business development director.

Roe comes to the Port with a strong background in business development, real estate development, and airport management.

Most recently, Roe worked as COO for Industrial Park at TransAlta. Previously, he served eight years as airport manager of the Chehalis-Centralia Airport, where he oversaw day-to-day operations and retail marketing.

“The Port received many excellent applications for this position,” said Sam Gibboney, executive director of the Port of Olympia. “And while the competition was close, we found Allyn to be the best fit for the Port of Olympia. We are looking forward to having Allyn on the Port’s leadership team and working with him to continue to build and foster the Port’s commitment to economic development, growth, and revenue generation in Thurston County.”