Paula was hired by the Port of Newport in May of 2019. Prior to joining the Port of Newport Paula spent 12 years as the deputy executive director and real estate and business development manager for what was formerly known as the Port of St. Helens and rebranded as the Port of Columbia County in 2018. During her tenure, she worked as interim director on two occasions. Before the Port of Columbia County, Miranda spent five years working at the Port of Portland in the areas of contract administration, property management, and tenant negotiation while providing support in many other areas of port development work. Before entering into her almost 19 years in the Port industry, Paula worked for two title companies in the commercial and residential fields. Paula was born and raised in Brazil. She moved to the US in 1988 and to Oregon in 1993.
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