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Quade resigns as Port Gamble S’Klallam CEO

LITTLE BOSTON — Doug Quade, former chief executive officer of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe resigned from the position last week.

Following a press release from the Tribe, Quade said he was ready to take a break from job-related stress and is gearing up for some fun in the sun with his wife, Poulsbo Mayor Kathryn Quade.

“I’m going to kick back for a while and take a vacation with Kath for a couple weeks and then come back and see what’s next,” he said. “I have the greatest respect for the tribe and tribal council. We really did a lot of good things.”

Ron Charles, tribal chairman, said Quade will be missed in his position.

“We feel he certainly took us a long way especially with his expertise and we will benefit from the direction he has led us,” he said. “We wish him well. He is very talented.”

Quade spent one and a half years in the position working with the tribe on economic development, including The Point Casino.

“We know that’s a difficult job,” Charles said. “We wish Doug well and wish we find someone as qualified as he was.”

Quade said the time he spent at the tribe was invaluable.

“It’s their tribe and they are the best at deciding what is best for them. I learned a tremendous amount from them and that was very important to me.”

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