Ocean Shores man picked as Clallam Business Incubator’s first executive director

A business development consultant has been named executive director of the new Clallam Business Incubator.

The incubator’s board of directors unanimously selected John Herschelman as the top administrator for the still-to-be completed facility, which will nurture small businesses.

“We are very pleased and excited to bring John on board as the first executive director,” business incubator president Bill Peach said in a statement Friday.

“He brings extensive business consulting background and a strong passion for success.”

Herschelman now operates the Ocean Shores-based consulting firm Decisions & Development Inc., with clients ranging from loggers to an alternative energy company.

He has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree in forestry management from North Carolina State University.

He will be moving to Port Angeles from Ocean Shores, said Peach, a forestry executive with Rayonier Inc.

Herschelman was selected from a pool of applicants drawn from across the United States and Canada.

The interview process included a nationwide advertisement, preliminary review, narrowing of applications to three, followed by interviews and site visits.

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