Port director picks successor

Port director picks successor

Port of Portland executive director Bill Wyatt handpicked Curtis Robinhold as his heir apparent.

Robinhold would come to the job from his position as Gov. John Kitzhaber’s chief of staff, the same post Wyatt held before becoming the Port’s executive director. Wyatt makes $382,950 in his position heading the public agency, which is overseen by Port commissioners appointed by the governor. His bonus for last year was $27,800.

“The position was not posted, not announced and we did no search,” Wyatt said Monday. “I proposed Curtis to the officers after discussing this with them because I thought he was the ideal candidate.”

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