EDUCATION: Attended California State University, Fresno where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Industrial and Labor Relations. He also went to University of Washington where he obtained his MBA in Finance. About 10 years later, he went back to the University of Washington to get his Accounting Certificate becoming a Certified Management Accountant.

ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED: Volunteer at Egyptian Theatre. Member of the local Rotary club.  

WORK HISTORY: Hans has spent twelve years in various roles outside of the finance industry including costing, sales support, HR, and various managerial roles. However, it was when he became a controller that he decided to go back to UW to get his accounting certificate. Before coming to work for the Port of Coos Bay, he also spent around 12 years as a business finance consultant helping companies adjust and implement the regulations of the Sarbanes-Oxley act.

FAMILY: Hans is married and has three kids. Two of whom live in Washington and one in Munich, Germany. He also has five grandchildren. 

FAVORITE QUOTE: “Just do it.” – NIKE

HOBBIES: Movies, books, being outside, all genres of music, which he prefers to listen on a CD, and playing Bridge. 

E-mail: hgundersen@portofcoosbay.com