Spotlight: 'Meet-n-greet' finalists for WSF top job Monday, at FH House

The two finalists vying for the top job at Washington State Ferries will be in Friday Harbor to participate in a community "meet-and-greet," Monday, at Friday Harbor House, 130 First Street.

Following a nationwide search that drew more than 60 applicants, the Washington State Department of Transportation selected as its top-two contenders former Pierce County executive and prosecuting attorney John Landenburg, an attorney by trade, and Captain George Capacci, former deputy chief of Ferries operations and construction prior to being appointed acting assistant secretary following the recent resignation of David Moseley.

The public open house, meet-and-greet, is Monday, June 9, at Friday Harbor House, 4-6 p.m.

A retired U.S. Coast Guard commissioned officer, Capt. Capacci was vice president of fleet operations for the Alaska Marine Highway System and vice president of operations for BC Ferries before joining Washington State Ferries in 2009. He served as WSF's North Region port captain prior to becoming the agency's deputy chief of operations and construction post in 2010.

In addition to serving as elected executive and prosecutor of Pierce County, Landenburg has served as chairman of Sound Transit and president of Puget Sound Regional Council of Governments and the Puget Sound Economic Development Board.

Following an introductions, those in attendance will have an opportunity to talk with the Assistant Secretary candidates. The event does not include a formal question-and-answer session.

Capacci and Landenburg will participate in a similar community open house Tuesday, June 10, at the Norm Dicks Center in Bremerton, 7-8 p.m.


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