The Port of Bellingham recently hired Charlie Sheldon as their new executive director. Sheldon has been with the Port of Seattle since 1990. Prior to that, he was the managing director of the Seaport Division for seven years. He also was heavily involved with the SeaTac third runway project while he was the director of the capital improvement program in the aviation division. He earned a bachelor of arts at Yale University in Connecticut and a master's of science at the University of Massachusetts.