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Port of Seattle chief executive Ted Fick added on Wednesday a third key executive to his staff.

Fick appointed David McFadden as the managing director of the new economic development division. McFadden, who for the last 18 years has been president and CEO of Yakima County Development Association, will start July 21.

Previously, the Port of Seattle was broken into five divisions: aviation, capital development, real estate, seaport and corporate departments.

Five months after being hired, however, Fick presented in February a blueprint to grow operations and increase jobs throughout the region and the state by promoting economic development.

The reorganization created 11 divisions — not including The Northwest Seaport Alliance, which will be a separate entity. Aviation, maritime outside of the alliance and economic development are the port’s three lines of business. The other eight divisions are: public affairs, capital development, chief financial officer, legal, labor relations, human resources, strategic initiatives and the Port of Seattle Police Department.

As the managing director of the economic development division, McFadden will recruit aviation, manufacturing and maritime companies to the region. He will also create a business incubator and work with current local businesses to expand and increase tourism and workforce development opportunities around the state, Fick said.

One of the things McFadden said he is going to do in his new role is figure out how to build a talent pipeline. He wants to get “back into our schools and plant the seeds with our younger generations,” he said Wednesday.

In February, Fick appointed Dave Caplan as the director of the new Office of Strategic Initiatives and in April he appointed Julie Collins as the director of the new Public Affairs Division. She had previously worked for the Port of Tacoma as chief external affairs officer.