Contact: Martha Richmond 503.415.6061

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PORTLAND, ORE. (January 29, 2013) – Port Taps New HR Director

Port of Portland Executive Director Bill Wyatt has selected Bobbi Stedman as the Port’s new human resources director. She will replace Gail Woodworth who retired early this year.

Bobbi StedmanStedman comes to the Port from Vestas Wind Systems, where she was vice president, people and culture, for the firm’s global sales office and senior vice president, people and culture, Vestas-American and Vestas-Canadian Wind Technology, Inc.

Under her leadership, she led Vestas through a large restructuring effort, created a talent management program, and oversaw the development of a market-based compensation platform.   During her tenure, key responsibilities included employee relations, staffing, compensation, benefits, organizational development, coaching and training functions, and health safety.

 “Bobbi is a perfect match for the Port,” said Wyatt.  “She brings a wealth of human resources and management experience with a true global perspective that will ensure our greatest resource—our staff--is ready and able to take advantage of market opportunities and face challenges that come our way.” 

Prior to joining Vestas, Stedman was director of human resources at Philips Medical Systems NA in Bothell, WA and the director of human resources at adidas -Salomon North America. 

She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and the International Coaching Federation.

She will join the Port on February 11.


Contact: Martha Richmond 503.415.6061



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