Bill Wyatt is the executive director of the Port of Portland. Prior to his appointment as the Port’s executive director, Bill served as chief of staff to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber for seven years, preceded by six years as president of the Oregon Business Council and five years as executive director of the Association for Portland Progress (then Portland’s Downtown Development Association). He also served as a state representative from the Astoria area from 1974 to 1977.
Bill was appointed by Governor Ted Kulongoski in January of 2008 to serve on the Board of the Oregon Global Warming Commission. He formerly has served as board chair of the Urban League and as a board member for Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Oregon Historical Society. Bill has been a City Club member since 1982 and served on the Board of Governors in the 1980’s. He has been a member of several research committees and has spoken at City Club’s Friday Forum multiple times.