Port of Grays Harbor

Port Leadership

Stan Pinnick - Commissioner

Stan Pinnick was elected to the Port Commission in November 2003. Stan is a life-long Hoquiam resident and comes from a 35-year career in public education and administration. He brings to the Commission a background in finance, community and policy development. Commissioner Pinnick provides focused leadership for the Port's industrial and economic development efforts, and recognizes the importance of the success of current businesses in our region and their opportunities to expand.

Phil Papac - Commissioner

Phil Papac was appointed to the Port Commission in August 2018.  A life-long resident of Grays Harbor and a successful local business owner, Commissioner Papac brings an extensive history of involvement and commitment in the community. 

Tom Quigg - Commissioner

Tom Quigg was appointed to the Port Commission in December 2018.  Commissioner Quigg brings a solid background in both marine construction and commercial and industrial real estate.  Also a life-long Harborite, Mr. Quigg also has an extensive history of involvement throughout the Grays Harbor community and was a founding member of the Grays Harbor Shipping Club.

Commissioners Stan Pinnick, Tom Quigg and Phil Papac

Gary Nelson - Executive Director

Joining the Port of Grays Harbor in April 2000, Gary G. Nelson brings a background of management in the private sector. With strong forest product industry connections and networks in the international trade arena, Mr. Nelson works with customers, staff and the community to position the Port of Grays Harbor as a major hub for international trade and economic development.