360-931-1702

P.O. Box 2457 Redmond, WA 98073-2457

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

President

TOM HAMMAK

I am Tom Hammack with Alaska Marine Lines and I have lived, learned, worked 
and grown in Seattle all my life. Initially having attended a Transportation Club 
luncheon 15 years ago as a guest, I was immediately drawn to a meal served 
indoors and the prospect of a raffle prize. I am still drawn… but for a host of 
different reasons.

My hope is to help each of us avoid a tunnel vision mindset. It is easy to be 
caught up in our own internal process and system issues to the point where we 
lose sight of the bigger picture, the future… or just what is new. I do not want to 
be the person who spends his day perfecting the hoist, pulleys and cargo nets 
for years only to watch the shipping container come along out of thin air. I don’t 
want to be the person waiting a half hour for a taxi because I’d only heard 
rumblings about some flash in the pan outfit called Uber. I hope that you walk 
away from our TCoS Lunch & Learn events feeling: better informed & more 
curious, more connected & less hungry… and eager to come back to continue 
building the sense of community our industry and each of us benefit so greatly 
from. 

I want to hear about what’s new. I want to think of what I haven’t thought of. I 
want to try to see what the visionaries see. I want to eat dessert. Moreover, I 
want to meet and connect with you.

Respectfully,

Tom Hammack
2019 TCoS President

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JACE THOMPSON

First Vice President - Golf Tournament Committee

BNSF Railway

Manager Intermodal Solutions BNSF Railway
jace.thompson@bnsf.com
Phone: 206-954-7013

TERRI DANZ

Second Vice President - Holiday Party & Golf Tournament committees

Crest Container Lines Inc.

President

terri@crestcontainers-us.com
Phone: 253-735-6065

SAM NOKES

Secretary-Treasurer - Webmaster Committee

Enterprise Holdings

Business Rental Sales Executive
samuel.j.nokes@ehi.com
Phone: 206-465-0963

IAN MCKILLOP

Executive Director

Honeywell Aerospace
transportationclubofseattle
@gmail.com  
Phone: 360-931-1702

KARI STADIEM

Director - Directory Committee

Carlile Transportation

Account Executive
kstadiem@carlile.biz
Phone: 253-414-6561

STEVE BALASKI

Director - Scholarship and Speaker Committee

Northwest Seaport Alliance

Sr. Manager, Business Development

sbalaski@nwseaportalliance.com
Phone: 206-787-7913

KAREN ZIMA

Director - Holiday Event Committee, Monthly Lunch Meeting Greeter, Club Directory Committee, Scholarship Committee

Vice President Field Operations -  West

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics
kzima@roadone.com
Phone: 253-896-5981

RICHARD SESLAR

Director - Photography Committee

Samson Tug and Barge
richard.seslar@samsontug.com
Phone: 425-236-0447

TAMARA BENSON-KULP

Director - Webmaster & Scholarship Committee

SSA Terminals
tamara.benson-kulp@ssamarine.com
Phone: 206-255-7279

LAURA HICKS

Director - Webmaster & Holiday Auction Committee

iS5 Communications
laurahicks@is5com.com
Phone: 206-200-1570

GEORGE OSBORN

Retired Representative

georgeosborn1939@gmail.com
Phone: 253-678-6754

JASON THOMPSON

Past President

Raymond Handling
jthompson@raymondhandling.com
Phone: 253-872-7114