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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

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GERI POOR

President

On behalf of our growing Transportation Club of Seattle, it’s a pleasure to welcome you to join the club! Since 1910, this club has grown and diversified in each decade and we’ll continue to evolve to meet the interests and needs of our members.  Our activities serve to:

  • develop and advance our careers in transportation and logistics through monthly Lunch & Learns and Networking Nights

  • support new talent through our annual Mentoring Program and through Scholarships supported by our LnL raffles and summer golf tournament

  • donate to charities with our annual Holiday Extravaganza and with our back-to-school backpack drive, benefiting the Salvation Army in White Center, and

  • recognize industry leaders for their contributions and provide leadership growth for members who join the board and chair any one of our many committees.

I'm excited to serve as President of the Transportation Club of Seattle for 2024!  We’ve emerged from the pandemic taking the best of what we have been, and adding new members and corporate sponsors to innovate as we grow.  TCS welcomed me at a mid-point in my career, and I’ve relished the lunches, speakers, and camaraderie of the members. Long-tenured at the Port of Seattle, I’ve seen many changes in aviation and maritime operations, and worked to ensure our agency creates economic opportunities and efficient responses to business and public needs. TCS members are a link to my work connecting industry and customers.

Many thanks to our strong and active board of directors who share a broad load in creating the programs, events and our social media channels.  We encourage you to follow us on social media, join the club, and if you’re a member, to get involved in the committees’ activities and learn what’s involved in joining our Board.  Our members and corporate sponsors are our bones and our board is our life blood.

Thank you for your engagement.  I look forward to meeting you at our events and hearing your suggestions, questions and ideas for our Transportation Club of Seattle!


Sincere regards,

Geri Poor

2024 President

Transportation Club of Seattle

Port of Seattle, Regional Transportation Manager
Poor.G@portseattle.org
206-390-9047

Board of Directors: Meet the Team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MICHAEL BRITTENHAM

1st Vice President

Alaska Marine Line
Account Manager
MBRITT@lynden.com
206-658-7651

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RICHARD SESLAR

2nd Vice President
Director
Committees : Holiday

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

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MARSHALL NACHTMAN

All Season Transport

206-890-9123
marshall@allseasontransport.com

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SAM KERLEY

Treasurer

Umpqua Bank
VP, Relationship Manager
Western Washington Middle Market - Commercial Banking
SamKerley@UmpquaBank.com
253-709-7474

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STEVE BALASKI

Immediate Past President

Northwest Seaport Alliance

Director, Business Development

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

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TERRI (DANZ) TEDERMAN

Director
Committees : Mentorship & Golf

Crest Container Lines Inc.
President

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

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TAMARA BENSON-KULP

Director

Committees : Webmaster, Social Media & Scholarship

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

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SHANNON HOSKOVEC

Director
Committees : Social Media & Scholarship 

SSA Terminals

shannon.holmes-hoskovec@ssamarine.com

Office: 206-654-3724

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SAM KAPLAN

Director
Committees :  Membership & Mentorship

Highline College
Director of the Center of Excellence Global Trade & Supply Chain
sakaplan@highline.edu

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JACE THOMPSON

Director
Committees : Membership & Golf

Burlington Northern Railroad
Jace.Thompson@BNSF.com
(206) 954-7013

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BRANDON BEETHAM

Director

Stryder Motorfreight USA
bbeetham@go-stryder.com
253-867-7514

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STEPHANIE SERETIS

Director

PetroCard
Fuel Consultant
sseretis@petrocard.com
253-867-3251

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PHILIPPE GAYTE

Director

Committees : Scholarship

MacMillan-Piper
Vice President of Operations
pgayte@macpiper.com
206-682-1857

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PAUL MCENTEE

Director

Stryder
Vice President, Business Development
pmcentee@go-stryder.com
206-854-3794

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JORDAN HASH

Director

Northwest Seaport Alliance
Business Development Representative
jhash@nwseaportalliance.com
253-428-8659

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JEFF CLARK


Director
Committees: Directory & Golf

Schneider Intermodal / Pacific Northwest

New Business Development Director

Clarkj11@schneider.com
253-343-4070

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GARY GIESER

Director

Discovery 5 Consulting
 Discovery5Consulting@outlook.com

206-295-8834

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ERIC WRIGHT

Director

Portland Container
ewright@pdxcontainer.com
503-960-7686

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WILL  SCHMIDT

Director

NAI Puget Sound Properties
wschmidt@nai-psp.com
206-794-0421

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Board of Directors: Meet the Team
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