Henderson will be responsible for providing legal counsel to the NWSA Managing Members and the executive leadership team. She will dual report to the NWSA co-chairs and CEO John Wolfe.

Henderson brings more than 20 years of experience in both public and private practice. Since 2013, she has served as general counsel for Pierce Transit, the second largest public transit agency in Washington state. She also worked as a litigator and maritime law practitioner earlier in her career.

The hiring process was led by a Legal Services Review Committee, comprised of Port of Seattle Commissioners Courtney Gregoire and Ryan Calkins, Port of Tacoma Commissioners John McCarthy and Don Johnson and CEO Wolfe.

Henderson earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington and graduated from Tulane University School of Law.