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The TCT meets September through June on the second Monday of every month for networking, lunch and dynamic speakers on important issues to the transportation industry. Members, their guests and others are invited.

April 11th: Paul J. Kardish

Paul J. Kardish

Paul J. Kardish

  • La Quinta Inn & Suites 1425 E 27th St Tacoma, WA 98421
  • 11:30  Registration/networking
  • 12:00  Lunch served
  • Cost  $25 prepaid, drawing is an additional $5 for 6 tickets
    ** Additional $10 for walk-in members and non-members
  • Register by email or fill out the registration form

Paul Kardish is executive vice president and general counsel at Schneider, a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services. Kardish joined Schneider in 2013 and has more than 20 years of broad ranging corporate legal, human resource, corporate governance/compliance, security and government relations experience. His career includes work at several Fortune 100 companies spanning multiple industries, including Kohler Company, Honeywell, Intel, Freeport McMoRan and Orion Energy Systems.

Kardish holds a bachelor’s degree in social work/psychology from Juniata College, a juris doctor from Gonzaga University School of Law and a Master of Laws from New York University School of Law. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1993; Wisconsin in 2013. A former FBI Special Agent, Kardish has been involved in cases involving domestic terrorism, bank robberies, and white collar crime and is trained in emergency management.

Kardish is a member of the Texas, Wisconsin, and American Bar Associations and the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Fraternity.

Upcoming luncheon meetings:

  • May 9th, 2016
  • June 13th, 2016
  • September 12th, 2016
Have a credit card on file? Email us that you’re planning to attend!
THANK YOU to all who contributed raffle prizes at our last meeting! All raffle ticket proceeds go toward TCT’s Scholarship Program.
The TCT meets September through June on the second Monday of every month for networking, lunch and dynamic speakers on important issues to the transportation industry. Members, their guests and others are invited.

March 14th: Derik Andreoli

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Derik Andreoli


  • La Quinta Inn & Suites 1425 E 27th St Tacoma, WA 98421
  • 11:30  Registration/networking
  • 12:00  Lunch served
  • Cost  $25 prepaid, drawing is an additional $5 for 6 tickets
    ** Additional $10 for walk-in members and non-members
  • Register by email or fill out the registration form

Mr. Andreoli has conducted numerous economic and international trade forecasts focused primarily on South American and Asia for private and public sector clients. In addition, he has conducted economic impact studies on freight transportation networks, cargo flows, and transport infrastructure for regional and state governments and he has developed and applied geographic information systems to support these projects. He is based in Seattle.

Prior to joining Mercator, he served as a researcher and lead instructor in economic geography, regional economic development, and geographic information systems at the University of Washington. Mr. Andreoli writes a monthly column for Logistics Management magazine that focuses on oil and fuel markets and regularly gives keynote presentations on these subjects at logistics conferences. He received a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Economic Geography from the University of Washington, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Global Trade and Transportation from that same institution. His doctoral research explores the interaction between oil prices, the economy, and structural and geographic changes in supply chain structure. He has published his research in peer reviewed academic journals.

Also, we will be collecting donations for the Mary Bridge Children’s hospital.  We did so well last year that they don’t need bandages this year.  Instead, they are in need of Play-Doh, non-toxic children’s crayons and coloring books.  Your donations will help bring some cheer to many children that are dealing with difficult times.

 

Upcoming luncheon meetings:

  • April 11th, 2016
  • May 9th, 2016
Have a credit card on file? Email us that you’re planning to attend!
THANK YOU to all who contributed raffle prizes at our last meeting! All raffle ticket proceeds go toward TCT’s Scholarship Program.
The TCT meets September through June on the second Monday of every month for networking, lunch and dynamic speakers on important issues to the transportation industry. Members, their guests and others are invited.

February 8th: John Wolfewolfe

  • La Quinta Inn & Suites 1425 E 27th St Tacoma, WA 98421
  • 11:30  Registration/networking
  • 12:00  Lunch served
  • Cost  $25 prepaid, drawing is an additional $5 for 6 tickets
    ** Additional $10 for walk-in members and non-members
  • Register by email or fill out the registration form

John Wolfe is chief executive officer of The Northwest Seaport Alliance. He sets the organization’s vision and strategy, and guides the NWSA’s unique customer-focused culture.

Wolfe also serves as the CEO of the Port of Tacoma, a position he was named to in 2010. Before being named CEO, he had served as the Port of Tacoma’s deputy executive director since June 2005.

Prior to joining the Port of Tacoma, Wolfe served for two years as the executive director of the Port of Olympia, and before that as Olympia’s director of operations and marine terminal general manager.

Wolfe also spent 10 years with Maersk Sealand/APM Terminals in Tacoma, most recently as the terminal’s operations manager.

He is on the boards of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), Executive Council for a Greater Tacoma, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce and the Washington State Fair Board. Wolfe is also an executive board member of the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County.

Wolfe earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Pacific Lutheran University.

Upcoming luncheon meetings:

  • March 14th, 2016
  • April 11th, 2016
  • May 9th, 2016
Have a credit card on file? Email us that you’re planning to attend!
THANK YOU to all who contributed raffle prizes at our last meeting! All raffle ticket proceeds go toward TCT’s Scholarship Program.
The TCT meets September through June on the second Monday of every month for networking, lunch and dynamic speakers on important issues to the transportation industry. Members, their guests and others are invited.

January 11th: Eric ShinfeldEricSchinfeld_11

  • La Quinta Inn & Suites 1425 E 27th St Tacoma, WA 98421
  • 11:30  Registration/networking
  • 12:00  Lunch served
  • Cost  $25 prepaid, drawing is an additional $5 for 6 tickets
    ** Additional $10 for walk-in members and non-members
  • Register by email or fill out the registration form

Eric Schinfeld is the President of the Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT). He leads WCIT’s advocacy and outreach efforts on trade policy issues that benefit Washington employers and increase our state’s international competitiveness. Prior to this role, Eric spent five years as staff to the Prosperity Partnership – a coalition of business, government and community organizations focused on ensuring long-term prosperity for the Puget Sound region – and he began his career in the Washington, DC office of U.S. Congressman Rick Boucher. Eric has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.P.A. from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs.

Upcoming luncheon meetings:

  • February 8, 2016
  • March 14, 2016
  • April 11, 2016
Have a credit card on file? Email us that you’re planning to attend!
THANK YOU to all who contributed raffle prizes at our last meeting! All raffle ticket proceeds go toward TCT’s Scholarship Program.

Emergency Food Network – Working to End Hunger in Pierce County since 1982

SOLD OUT

Please contact us if you would like to be on a standby list.  It will be activated as we get cancellations.

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Location: Tacoma Yacht Club
5401 N Waterfront Dr, Tacoma, WA 98407


Each December our club holds the Emergency Food Network Food Drive and Fundraiser at our Christmas luncheon. All proceeds from the event go to EFN who’ll use the proceeds to feed local people in our community. The event includes a visit from the local high school choir and speakers who bring in the Christmas spirit by helping auction off great gifts for the membership. This past December we raised $32,000. What’s even more incredible is how much food we can expect our efforts will produce. Currently, EFN is able to convert every $1 raised into $12 worth of food. This means that we were able to bring in $384,000 worth of food to the people in our community. Our membership is thrilled they can have such a huge impact in our community.

Since 1999, we have been able to raise over 1 million dollars in food for EFN. Come join us at our December luncheon where we’ll once again bring you a little Christmas joy and goodwill to the people in our community.

The TCT meets September through June on the second Monday of every month for networking, lunch and dynamic speakers on important issues to the transportation industry. Members, their guests and others are invited.

November 9th: Bill MongelluzzoMongelluzzo_Bill_0141

  • La Quinta Inn & Suites 1425 E 27th St Tacoma, WA 98421
  • 11:30  Registration/networking
  • 12:00  Lunch served
  • Cost  $25 prepaid, raffle additional $5 for 6 tickets
    ** Additional $10 for walk-in members and non-members
  • Register by email or fill out the registration form

Bill Mongelluzzo is a senior editor of the Journal of Commerce in Long Beach, California, where he covers container shipping, harbor trucking, intermodal rail and U.S. Customs. Bill began his career in 1972 with the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He joined the Journal of Commerce in 1980 in New Orleans and has worked for the JOC in New York and Long Beach. He is a native of Chicago and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree in history from the University of New Orleans.

 

Upcoming luncheon meetings:

  • December 14th, 2015 – EFN Holiday Event
Have a credit card on file? Email us that you’re planning to attend!
THANK YOU to all who contributed raffle prizes at our last meeting! All raffle ticket proceeds go toward TCT’s Scholarship Program.
The TCT meets September through June on the second Monday of every month for networking, lunch and dynamic speakers on important issues to the transportation industry. Members, their guests and others are invited.

October 12th: Dave Arsenault

  • La Quinta Inn & Suites 1425 E 27th St Tacoma, WA 98421DavidArsenault
  • 11:30  Registration/networking
  • 12:00  Lunch served
  • Cost  $25 prepaid, raffle additional $5 for 6 tickets
    ** Additional $10 for walk-in members and non-members
  • Register by email or fill out the registration form

David J. Arsenault is the president and chief executive officer of Hyundai Merchant Marine America and Hyundai America Shipping Agency responsible for North, Central and South America.  Dave is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nautical Science and Marine Transportation, a 3rd Mates License as a Merchant Marine Officer for vessels of unlimited tonnage as well as a commission as a U.S. Naval Reserve Officer.

Mr. Arsenault has been in the industry for over 28 years and has extensive experience in operations, sales, trade management and logistics. He spent 13 years at Sea-Land including 5 years in Asia where he served as Country Manager in both Thailand and Taiwan. Following the acquisition of Sea-Land by Maersk in 1999, he played an instrumental role in the integration of Buyers Consolidators with Mercantile to create Maersk Logistics. Dave also spent 4 years in the technology industry at both GT Nexus and later as SVP at Globe Wireless responsible for their global commercial organization.

Dave joined Hyundai Merchant Marine in 2004 where he was initially responsible for sales before assuming his current role as president and CEO on October 1, 2014 as the 1st American to hold this position in the history of HMM. Mr. Arsenault serves on the Board of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA), the Propeller Club of Los Angeles and Long Beach and was formerly on the Board of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA).

 

Upcoming luncheon meetings:

  • November 9th, 2015 – Bill Mongelluzzo, Sr. Editor, Journal of Commerce
  • December 14th, 2015 – EFN Holiday Event
Have a credit card on file? Email us that you’re planning to attend!
THANK YOU to all who contributed raffle prizes at our last meeting! All raffle ticket proceeds go toward TCT’s Scholarship Program.

 

El Faro

We learned Friday that TOTE Maritime, the vessel’s owner, has worked with the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) to create the El Faro Family Relief Fund.  SCI, North America’s largest mariner service agency will administer the fund, and will ensure that 100% of all donations will go to the families of the crew.

Donations to the El Faro Family Relief Fund can be made on-line via the SCI website.  Additionally, a statement by TOTE President is available on TOTE Maritime’s website.

 

The TCT meets September through June on the second Monday of every month for networking, lunch and dynamic speakers on important issues to the transportation industry. Members, their guests and others are invited.

Mark T. Simon UP Marketing & Sales Assistant Vice President

Mark T. Simon
UP Marketing & Sales
Assistant Vice President

September 14th: Mark T. Simon

  • La Quinta Inn & Suites 1425 E 27th St Tacoma, WA 98421
  • 11:30  Registration/networking
  • 12:00  Lunch served
  • Cost  $25 prepaid, raffle additional $5 for 6 tickets
    ** Additional $10 for walk-in members and non-members
  • Register by email or fill out the registration form

Mark T. Simon joined the Union Pacific Intermodal team in August of 2012 and is responsible for the International Intermodal Marketing & Sales team.  In his role, Simon leads the team in all aspects of customer engagement, business management, market development and overall customer satisfaction. The International intermodal customer base is comprised of large ocean carrier accounts doing business with Union Pacific.   Collectively the International Intermodal team accounts for over $2.0 Billion in annual revenue.

After joining Union Pacific in 1992 in the Market Development and Sales Center, Simon has held a number of key positions across the UP system including Shipment Quality, Field Sales, Marketing, Market Development Sales Center, Union Pacific Distribution Services, and most recently Assistant Vice President of the International Automotive team.

Simon holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  He enjoys spending outdoor time with his wife Peg and his three boys.

Emergency Food Network – An anonymous TCT member has donated 625 cases of various burritos to EFN. TCT typically supports the EFN in its December meeting, but that certainly doesn’t mean that is the only time they are in need.  Thanks for the great contribution anonymous TCT member!

 

Have a credit card on file? Email us that you’re planning to attend!
THANK YOU to all who contributed raffle prizes at our last meeting! All raffle ticket proceeds go toward TCT’s Scholarship Program.