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Tay Yoshitani joined the Port of Seattle as its CEO in March 2007. He carries out policies set by the Port Commission and leads the Port’s operating divisions, including the 6th largest container port in the nation, and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which welcomed a record 33.2 million passengers in 2012. Under his leadership, the Port has opened a new runway at Sea-Tac Airport, a new Smith Cove cruise-ship terminal, and launched air- and water-quality environmental initiatives. He previously served as deputy executive director of the ports of Los Angeles and Oakland, and was Executive Director of the Maryland Port Administration. He served in the U.S. Army after graduation from West Point. Yoshitani earned his MBA at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.