Our Team

Staff

Rachel Aronson

Rachel Aronson

Program Director - Quiet Sound

Cassidy Fisher

Cassidy Fisher

Program Director - Joint Innovation

Karina Martija-Harris

Karina Martija-Harris

Program Manager, Tacoma Maritime Innovation Incubator

Daniel Pulse

Daniel Pulse

Chief Financial Officer

Joshua Berger

Joshua Berger

Founder & President/CEO

Veasna Hoy

Veasna Hoy

Program Director - Equity Engagement

Caitlin O'Morchoe

Caitlin O'Morchoe

Program Manager, Quiet Sound

Camille Smith

Camille Smith

Contract & Finance Manager, Operations

Robert Brown III

Robert Brown III

Employer Engagement Program Manager

LeAsia Johnson

LeAsia Johnson

Youth Programs Manager

Jean-Noel Poirier

Jean-Noel Poirier

Executive in Residence

Devon Emily Thorsell

Devon Emily Thorsell

VP of Operations

Washington Maritime Blue is committed to the development of maritime business, technology, and practices that promote a sustainable future contributing to economic growth, climate action, and thriving communities.

Board of Directors

Joshua Berger

Joshua Berger

President/CEO (non-voting)

WA Maritime Blue

Nico De Golia

Nico De Golia

Chair

Microsoft

Caitlin Hardy

Caitlin Hardy

Co-Vice Chair

Kongsberg Maritime

Stephanie Jones-Stebbins

Stephanie Jones-Stebbins

Co-Vice Chair

Port of Seattle

Pat Beard

Pat Beard

Treasurer

City of Tacoma

Mike Complita

Mike Complita

Secretary

Elliott Bay Design Group

Simon Geerlofs

Simon Geerlofs

Past Chair

Pacific Northwest National Lab

W Joe Allen

W Joe Allen

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe EDA

Ann Avary

Ann Avary

Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing

Sam Cho

Sam Cho

ex-officio

Port of Seattle Commission

Julie Hampden

Julie Hampden

HNTB

Jason Jordan

Jason Jordan

NW Seaport Alliance

Cosmo King

Cosmo King

ioCurrents

Eleanor Kirtley

Eleanor Kirtley

Green Marine

Vesa Koivumaa

Vesa Koivumaa

Wärtsila

Sen. Liz Lovelett

Sen. Liz Lovelett

ex-officio

WA State Legislature

Chris Mack, Jr.

Chris Mack, Jr.

Foss Maritime

Patty Rubstello

Patty Rubstello

WA State Ferries

Brian Surratt

Brian Surratt

Greater Seattle Partners

THANK YOU

for your leadership and passion for a sustainable and equitable Blue Economy.