Jill Mackie

SVP, Public Affairs

Jill Mackie serves as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for Vigor. She provides oversight of local, state and federal government relations in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. She also directs Vigor's internal and external communications and manages both media and community relations. Since joining Vigor, she has led pivotal state legislative initiatives to grow Vigor’s opportunities with Washington State Ferries as well as federal appropriations efforts in defense and homeland security.

Jill’s considerable expertise in public affairs was honed during her sixteen year tenure as head of government relations and strategic communications at The Seattle Times. During Jill's tenure at The Times, she achieved a number of legislative wins for the company including in the areas of state and federal tax, local land use and protections at the state level for access to public information.

Jill represents Vigor on the boards of the Shipbuilders Council of America, the Portland Business Alliance, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Maritime Federation.