Port Staff


Jennie Dickinson

Executive Director


Jennie Dickinson took over as Executive Director of the Port of Columbia in 2007. Prior to that, she served as the executive director of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce for 8 years. Dickinson grew up on a wheat and cattle ranch outside of Dayton and enjoys gardening, reading, community service, and being a grandmother.


Kathryn Witherington

Economic Development Director


Kathryn Witherington is the Economic Development Director for the Port.  She is excited to serve small businesses, new businesses, community groups, and anyone in need of economic development assistance in Columbia County.  Prior to the Port, she worked in the nonprofit field for both Junior Achievement and the YMCA.  She spends her free time living and playing in Columbia County with her husband, two kids, and two dogs.