Les Reardanz is stepping down as ceo of the port of Everett.

Reardanz, who has served as ceo since November 2014, will be leaving the port in late October and will assume a role in a private legal firm that focuses on port and municipal issues.

The port commission is planning to progress contract discussions with Lisa Lefeber, Everett’s deputy executive director, with the aim of promoting her to the port director role.

Lefeber was selected as acting ceo of the port during Reardanz absence in 2018, as HLPFI reported here