PORTLAND, ORE. (April
26, 2012) – Gerry Frank Receives 2011 Port of Portland Compass Award
of Portland today announced that Gerry Frank, former chief of staff to U.S.
Sen. Mark O. Hatfield, has received the Port's 2011 Compass Award.
award, presented at the Port's annual "Gateway to the Globe" meeting,
recognizes the contributions of community individuals and entities that have
demonstrated exceptional support for the Port of Portland. Compass Award
recipients serve as civic and/or corporate role models through their outstanding
contributions to the Port and the communities it serves. Recipients can be
recognized for overall support of the Port's strategic mission or any of the
Port's individual business functions including aviation, marine, environmental
affairs, properties and business development.
served as chief of staff with Hatfield for 20 years and has often been referred
to as Oregon's third Senator. Active in Oregon's civic and business community
for more than six decades and a prolific writer and commentator, Frank was
recognized as a true statesman, ambassador and thought leader who helped put
Oregon on the map for business and travelers alike.
has graciously given of his own personal time and energy to civic causes and
has traveled overseas on behalf of the State of Oregon on trade missions and
consular visits. In addition, he has helped the Port achieve its mission
through his incredible business network and tireless commitment to Oregon's
growth and prosperity. For this, we would like to honor him today," said Port
Commission President Judi Johansen in presenting the award.
450 business leaders, elected officials and community stakeholders attended
this year's Gateway to the Globe event which provides annual updates on Port
activities, challenges and opportunities. This year's keynote speaker was Gov.