Past & Current Managers

The Port of Longview has had only 6 managers during its 85 years of operation. Three of those, Frank Gowdy, Harvey Hart and Bob McNannay (all deceased) provided leadership for 59 years. No photo is available for the first manager, H.L. Tabke. He was hired in 1925 and served until 1927.

Frank Gowdy 1927 - 1943

Frank Gowdy
Frank Gowdy succeeded Mr. Tabke in 1927 and remained at the helm until he passed away in 1943.

Harvey Hart 1943 - 1973

Harvey Hart
Harvey Hart, an accountant at the Port since 1930, succeeded Mr. Gowdy in 1943. He was employed at the Port for a total of 43 years.

Bob McNannay 1973 - 1986

Bob McNannay
Bob McNannay was hired in 1949 as an auditor, then moved up to executive assistant to Mr. Hart, and succeeded him in December 1973. Mr. McNannay retired in 1986 after 37 years with the Port. He passed away in 2005.

Brian Fladager 1986 - 1987

Brian Fladager
Brian Fladager succeeded Mr. McNannay in 1986 and served less than 2 years.

Ken O'Hollaren 1988 - 2012

Ken O'Hollaren
Ken O' Hollaren was hired at the Port of Longview in 1980 and became executive director in 1988, replacing Mr. Fladager. He was the longest-serving port director in Washington when he retired in 2012.

Geir-Eilif Kalhagen 2012 - 2016

Geir-Eilif Kalhagen
Geir-Eilif Kalhagen was hired as the Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Longview in 2012, replacing Ken O'Hollaren. Mr. Kalhagen served in this position until 2016.

Norman G. Krehbiel 2016 - Present

Norm Krehbiel
Norm was promoted from Director of Facilities and Engineering (a position he began in 1993) to Interim Chief Executive Officer in 2016, replacing Geir-Eilif Kalhagen.