The Port of Portland has appointed Dionne Denson as its new chief financial officer, joining on June 10, 2019.
According to the port, Denson will oversee the accounting, finance, budget management, audit and risk functions. She brings to this work more than 15 years of experience leading organizational transformation and growing strategic partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders.
“The port is a dynamic mission-driven organization and I am thrilled to join the talented leadership team,” she said. “This is an exciting time to join the port. I am very much looking forward to working with everyone to continue to deliver on the port’s strategic goals.”
Denson joins from the Georgia Department of Public Health, where she worked for the last eight years and most recently served as deputy commissioner and chief financial officer. She chaired the Department of Public Health’s Information System Governance Council, the executive decision-making body for information technology investments.
She previously held various budget and finance leadership positions at the Georgia Department of Transportation and Georgia Building Authority.
“We could not be more excited to have someone as impressive as Dionne join our executive team,” said Curtis Robinhold, executive director of the Port of Portland. “Not only will she bring proven financial skills and thoughtful leadership, she has a deep commitment to promoting service and inclusion, which are critical values to us at the port.”