The Pacific Pilotage Authority has announced that Julie Gascon has been appointed as the CEO from October 3, 2022. She replaces Kevin Obermeyer, who has served 23 years with the Authority, 16 of which as CEO. Capt. Obermeyer will remain employed by the Authority as VP Internal and External Relations until his retirement in February 2023 to ensure an orderly transition.
Julie Gascon comes to us from Transport Canada where most recently she served as the Director General, Marine Safety and Security. Prior to that she held a number of increasingly responsible roles within Transport Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard. In addition, she also spent time as an officer on commercial vessels gaining invaluable insight into the needs and issues of the marine industry. She holds a Master Mariner’s certificate of competency as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. The link for more information can be found on the PPA website at: Welcome message – New CEO