The Port of Seattle has hired Ron Peck as its new Tourism Director. He will be responsible for finding innovative ways of increasing the number of visitors to the region. For the last three years Peck has been the Executive Director of Visit Walla Walla. Peck starts work at the Port of Seattle on April 18.

“The Port of Seattle is excited to have Ron Peck on board as Tourism Director,” said Dave McFadden, Economic Development Director at the Port of Seattle. “With the fastest growing airport in the nation, and our biggest cruise season ahead of us, we are looking forward to having his ideas and energy to make Seattle, and our region, a top tourist destination worldwide.”

Prior to joining the Port of Seattle, Peck served as President and COO of the Alaska Travel Industry Association for over 10 years, where he was responsible for a statewide tourism marketing budget that reached $16 million dollars. Peck’s over 35-year career in tourism also includes stints with Alaska Airlines and Princess Cruise Lines