360-931-1702

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

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

President

JACE THOMPSON

On behalf of our 200+ members, welcome to the Transportation Club of Seattle.  The Transportation Club of Seattle is celebrating it’s 110th anniversary this year! We have a rich and diverse history that we are going to be highlighting at our meetings and events this year. As always, we have a robust schedule of philanthropic and networking opportunities planned for you this year.

When I joined the TCS I was new to Seattle and new to my job.  I was hooked after the first meeting where I met industry contacts and customers. I immediately found a home at the club and I have been rewarded multiple times over for my volunteer hours and contributions.  I am confident the club will provide you the same experience.


As our industry requires us to become more reliable, faster, and efficient, the TCS is prepared to help our members by providing educational and cutting-edge speakers, multifaceted networking and advertising opportunities, and exciting and fun philanthropic events.  Check out the Events page on our website to see the impressive guest speaker line-up this year.  These monthly meetings provide excellent networking opportunities with industry leading professionals. We host a sell-out summer golf tournament to raise money for scholarships and collect backpacks for students who need a new backpack to start school.  In early December, we host our famous Holiday Party to raise money for the Salvation Army.  Last year this event alone raised over $30,000 for the Salvation Army!  Thank you to all who attended and especially to those who planned the event! Finally, we’re thrilled to announce that we are going to be hosting a new event in August of this year to commemorate our 110th anniversary and to have a little fun during the best month in Seattle! 

I hope you can see my excitement for the club because of the positive impact it has on our members, industry, and community.  We’d love to see you become more involved in the club.  If you’d like to join a committee, please reach out to the committee chair.  We are an innovative and dynamic club that is always looking for new ideas and fresh perspectives.

Thank you to the dedicated board of directors whom it is a pleasure to serve with and to our wonderful members.  You all are what makes this club great.

Sincerely,

Jace Thompson

President
Transportation Club of Seattle

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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TERRI DANZ

First Vice President - Golf Tournament Committee

Crest Container Lines Inc.

President

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

SAM NOKES

2nd Vice President - Directory and 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

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KARI STADIEM

Director - Directory Committee

Carlile Transportation

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

STEVE BALASKI

Director - Social Media Committee

Northwest Seaport Alliance

Sr. Manager, Business Development

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

KAREN ZIMA

Director - Directory Committee, Membership Committee

Vice President Field Operations -  West

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

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RICHARD SESLAR

Director - Holiday Committee

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

GERI POOR

Director

Port of Seattle

Regional Transpo Manager 
Poor.G@portseattle.org

TAMARA BENSON-KULP

Director -  Scholarship Committee

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

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LAURA HICKS

Director - Speaker Committee

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

GEORGE OSBORN

Retired Representative

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

TOM HAMMACK

Past President

 

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