Archive for Transportation Club of Tacoma

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Contact Lori Kincannon (253-326-1292) or Janice Wasson (253-335-0815) to donate Cash, $25+ Gift Cards or Alcohol.

Call or email Gary Gieser (206-295-8834) to discuss Sponsorships and Cash Donations.

 

Contributions or gifts to the Transportation Club of Tacoma are not tax deductible as charitable contributions.

All donations to Emergency Food Network are tax deductible. Tax ID #94-3131776.  Please bring your check made payable to EFN to the TCT Event on December 10th and we will hand directly to EFN.

Chris Stockwell | Darigold

Chris Stockwell is the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for Darigold, which is the marketing and processing subsidiary of the Northwest Dairy Association (NDA), owned by approximately 430 dairy farm families in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

Chris is responsible for executing Darigold’s supply chain from farm-to-customer and is three years into Darigold’s transformation to a high-performing supply chain company. During this time, Darigold has insourced its 3PL and dedicated fleet, while also taking control of its international ingredient sales and distribution. To support this, Darigold tripled its supply chain organization to over 60 people, all while building new capabilities and systems to support the business.

Over his 30-year sourcing and supply chain career, Chris has worked for ConAgra, Paccar, Univar, Heinz, and General Electric. He spent his first 12 years focused in operations then shifted to strategic sourcing and procurement. Chris received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington and is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

He is passionate about building great teams, partnering across functions/companies, and driving value-added change. When not at work, Chris is an avid outdoorsman, coach, and father of four boys.  

Registration & Event Information:

  • $10 registration is for the TCT’s Scholarship Program and a single entry into a randomized drawing
  • Hosted through Zoom, link provided from TCT Executive Director email
  • Event starts at noon
  • $10 for each additional entry into a randomized drawing to support the TCT’s Scholarship Program
  • Register online, by email, or fill out the registration form

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.

Thank you to all who contributed door prizes at our last meeting! All proceeds go toward TCT’s Scholarship Program.

Mike Brennan | Fred Meyer

Mike was born in Boise, Idaho and was raised in a family with 9 siblings. He graduated from Boise State University with a degree in Business Management in 1984 and began his career with Roadway Express.

Mike began working with Fred Meyer in 1995 at the Puyallup Distribution Center. At that time, the warehouse served 36 Fred Meyer stores. Mike is now the Transportation Manager of the same FM Distribution Center which now serves 115 stores including Fred Meyer and QFC stores in Washington and Alaska. Fred Meyer is now part of the Kroger Company, which is the second largest general retailers in the U.S.. Mike’s transportation team in Puyallup has the highest load factor of all of the Kroger Company’s Distribution Centers.

Mike Lives in Federal Way where he and his wife of 32 years have raised five children. He enjoys coaching youth sports and has coached baseball, basketball, and speech team over the last 20 years.

 

Registration & Event Information:

  • $10 registration is for the TCT’s Scholarship Program and a single entry into a randomized drawing
  • Hosted through Zoom, link provided from TCT Executive Director email
  • Event starts at noon
  • $10 for each additional entry into a randomized drawing to support the TCT’s Scholarship Program
  • Register online, by email, or fill out the registration form

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.

Thank you to all who contributed door prizes at our last meeting! All proceeds go toward TCT’s Scholarship Program.

Eric Johnson | Port of Tacoma

Eric Johnson was named the Port of Tacoma’s executive director in June 2019. He sets the organization’s vision in creating a new strategic plan for the Port.

He also serves on the boards of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County (EDB), as well as the EDB Executive Committee.

Prior to joining the Port of Tacoma, Johnson served as the executive director of the Washington Public Ports Association since January 2009. In that role, he represented port district interests to state and federal elected officials, including the Washington legislature and state agencies.

In addition to government relations, he was responsible for numerous specialized seminars and conferences. His duties also included advising Washington’s 75 port districts on issues relating to governance, operations, planning and strategy.

Johnson joined the Washington Public Ports Association in 1988 as the environmental affairs director, where he developed many of the fundamental environmental laws and policies that are still in place today for ports across the state. He was promoted to deputy director in 2006.

He is a native of Pierce County and holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and political science from Pacific Lutheran University. He also has a master’s in public administration with a concentration in environmental policy and natural resources management from the University of Washington.  

Registration & Event Information:

  • $10 registration is for the TCT’s Scholarship Program and a single entry into a randomized drawing
  • Hosted through Zoom, link provided from TCT Executive Director email
  • Event starts at noon
  • $10 for each additional entry into a randomized drawing to support the TCT’s Scholarship Program
  • Register online, by email, or fill out the registration form

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.

Thank you to all who contributed door prizes at our last meeting! All proceeds go toward TCT’s Scholarship Program.

Topic: West Seattle Bridge Project

Heather Marx
SDOT Program Director

Heather Marx has 25 years of experience in transportation, state and local government, and communications. Heather currently serves as the Program Director for the City’s West Seattle Bridge Safety Program. Following the public safety closure of the West Seattle Bridge, Heather was asked to lead the capital delivery, communications, and transportation management and mitigation efforts associated with the loss of SDOT’s most crucial transportation asset. In addition, Heather serves as Seattle Department of Transportation’s Director of Downtown Mobility, guiding SDOT’s approach to ensuring mobility for the traveling public through an unprecedented era of public and private development. The reconfiguration of State Route 99, the end of joint operations in the downtown transit tunnel, the advent of light rail expansion, and a robust development environment demand new ways of getting around. Previously she served as the interim director for the Street Use Division and managed SDOT’s Project and Construction Coordination Office (PCCO).

Prior to her work with the PCCO, she managed Seattle Major Projects at King County Metro Transit and served as the deputy director of SDOT’s Traffic Management division.

She lives in West Seattle with her husband, two sons and an overly affectionate bulldog.    

Lindsay Wolpa
Port of Seattle & NWSA

Lindsay Wolpa has been with the Port of Seattle since 2014, starting as the Policy Manager for the Port Commission. The following year, she moved to the External Relations group, shifting to the local governmental relations role, representing both Port of Seattle and Northwest Seaport Alliance interests with the City of Seattle, tribal governments and other regional agencies. Her responsibilities have since shifted to focus primarily on waterfront projects, working closely with the Port’s Community Engagement and Government Relations teams.

Prior to working for the Port, Lindsay was a public affairs consultant for a local firm and spent two years in Washington D.C. with the Glover Park Group. She began her career in U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell’s state office. Originally from the Boston area, Lindsay first moved to the Pacific Northwest to attend University of Washington as an undergraduate. She also received her M.P.A at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.

Lindsay lives in West Seattle with her husband and their 11-month old son, Max.    

 

 

Registration & Event Information:

  • $10 registration is for the TCT’s Scholarship Program and a single entry into a randomized drawing
  • Hosted through Zoom, link provided from TCT Executive Director email
  • Event starts at noon
  • $10 for each additional entry into a randomized drawing to support the TCT’s Scholarship Program
  • Register online, by email, or fill out the registration form

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.

Thank you to all who contributed door prizes at our last meeting! All proceeds go toward TCT’s Scholarship Program.

Unfortunately, with all of the events in the area being cancelled or postponed due to the Covid-19 virus and the recent directive from Governor Inslee limiting gatherings, we are forced to cancel our Joint meeting with TCS on April 13th in Tacoma.  We are working together with TCS to possibly put on a virtual event on that day, but have not nailed down the plans and logistics to put that out.  Please stay tuned for more information.

Speaking of Covid-19, our Infrastructure Resiliency committee has put together some good information and resources regarding the virus.  Here is some  information for businesses:

Steve Hartmann | Lynden Transport

Steve Hartmann is Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Lynden Transport, Inc., the original operating unit of the Lynden Family of Companies.  Steve joined Lynden in 2011 and has worked within the trucking industry for over 40 years.  Prior to Lynden, Steve spent most of his time within the regional domestic LTL markets with Oak harbor Freight Lines and Mid-States Express.

Since joining Lynden, Steve’s expertise has included a working knowledge of the domestic off-shore markets, with a heavy focus on Alaska.  Steve and his wife Rochelle are the parents of six children and 13 grandchildren. Steve is a graduate of Brigham Young university, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics.

He is a past Chairman and serves as the Chairman Ex-Officio of the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.  He is a past President and Chairman of the Pacific Inland Tariff Bureau located in Portland, Oregon.  He is a resident of Bonney Lake. 

Carla Martin / Mary Bridge Item Drive

Once again March will be our annual Item Drive, benefiting Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation! Biggest need for 2020 is: Play-doh and Play-doh Gadgets, Books and Matchbox / Hotwheels toys. Please see our Carla Martin / Mary Bridge Item Drive page for more information and ideas on what is in the greatest need!  

 

Registration & Event Information:

  • Emerald Queen Casino Ballroom & Conference Center 5580 Pacific Hwy East, Fife, WA 98424 (The Ballroom & Conference Center is located West of the Casino across the parking lot)
  • 11:15 am  Registration/networking
  • 11:45 am  Lunch served
  • Cost is $25 prepaid 3 days prior to the event, drawing is an additional $5 for 6 tickets ** Additional $10 for walk-in members, member sales on day of event, and non-members
  • Register online, by email, or fill out the registration form

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.

Thank you to all who contributed door prizes at our last meeting! All proceeds go toward TCT’s Scholarship Program.

Future luncheons:

  • April 13th: Foss Maritime

John Wolfe | The Northwest Seaport Alliance

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

Wolfe also served as the CEO of the Port of Tacoma, a position he held from 2010 to 2019. 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, the Washington State Fair Board, Federal Maritime Commission’s Export Innovation Team and Maritime Innovation Advisory Council for the Department of Commerce. 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.   

 

Registration & Event Information:

  • Emerald Queen Casino Ballroom & Conference Center
    5580 Pacific Hwy East, Fife, WA 98424
    (The Ballroom & Conference Center is located West of the Casino across the parking lot)
  • 11:15 am  Registration/networking
  • 11:30 am  Lunch served
  • Cost is $25 prepaid 3 days prior to the event, drawing is an additional $5 for 6 tickets ** Additional $10 for walk-in members, member sales on day of event, and non-members
  • Register online, by email, or fill out the registration form

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.

Thank you to all who contributed door prizes at our last meeting! All proceeds go toward TCT’s Scholarship Program.

Future luncheons:

  • March 9th: Darigold
  • April 13th: Foss Maritime