Andrew Michels has joined the Port of Tacoma as Risk Manager. In this position, he is responsible for safety and accident prevention programs, insurance and workers compensation claims, and compliance with Washington State Department of Labor and Industries regulations.
"With 15 years experience in risk management
and nearly three decades in the public sector, Andy is a valued addition to our team," said Janet Quimby, the Port's Director of Contracts and Risk Management.
Before joining the Port, Michels spent 28 years with the City of Tacoma,most recently as Risk Manager. During his tenure with the City, he
developed expertise in labor relations, retirement programs, human resources and employee benefits.
Michels holds a B.A in Economics from the University of Washington (1972) and a Masters Degree in Public Affairs from the University of Washington (1975).