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Port of Port Angeles Executive Director Ken O’Hollaren has announced the promotion of the Port’s current Director of Finance, Ms. Karen Goschen, to the position of Deputy Executive Director. As the Deputy Executive Director, she will hold the Executive Director’s authorities in his absence. Karen will have dual roles at the Port and still execute her duties as the Director of Finance. Ms. Goschen started at the Port of Port Angeles as the Director of Finance in August of 2012.
Karen has held executive-level management positions in Finance since 1998 and has been responsible for presenting financial and operational results to governing boards for both nonprofit and government entities. She has also held positions in management consulting focusing on process improvement, strategic planning and financial systems, and has taught college level business and finance courses.
“We are very fortunate to have someone of Karen’s capabilities and experience on staff to assume this new role,” said O’Hollaren, who pointed out her exceptional work towards improving the financial systems since joining the Port.
Karen earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from California State University graduating Summa Cum Laude, and a Masters of Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance from the University of Colorado. She also studied law at the University of Colorado.