Wed, Mar 09|
*Lunch & Learn* - Stephen P. Metruck / Port of Seattle
Our guest speaker will be Stephen P. Metruck - Port of Seattle Executive Director. You can join us IN PERSON or VIRTUALLY!!
Time & Location
Mar 09, 2022, 11:40 AM – 1:00 PM
Seattle, 1000 S 112th St, Seattle, WA 98168, USA
About the Event
About Stephen P. Metruck / Port of Seattle Executive Director
At the helm of a world-class economic engine in a dynamic region
As executive director of the Port of Seattle, Steve Metruck leads a county-wide special purpose government responsible for providing world-class trade, travel, and logistics services to one of the nation’s most dynamic and fastest growing regions. The Port manages operations for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) – one of the nation’s busiest passenger airports – as well as cruise, commercial fishing, grain terminals, recreational marinas, and other real estate activities.
The Port also operates one of North America’s largest maritime cargo shipping gateways through the Northwest Seaport Alliance, a joint effort with the Port of Tacoma. As executive director, Metruck leads 1,900 employees who deliver safe, efficient, and high-quality services to the region while improving local economic opportunities and safeguarding our environment. The Port of Seattle is one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading economic engines, generating over 216,000 jobs and $894 million in state and local taxes.
Distinguished leadership career in the public sector
Metruck came to the Port of Seattle following a 34-year career with the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring as a Rear Admiral. He has experience across a diverse range of operations and executive-level assignments on both coasts, the Great Lakes, and the Gulf of Mexico. As the Chief Financial Officer for the Coast Guard, Metruck was responsible for all Coast Guard financial management and execution of the service’s $10 billion annual appropriation. As Commander of the Fifth District in Portsmouth, Virginia, he had overall responsibility for the full range of U.S. Coast Guard missions carried out from central New Jersey to North Carolina.
Executive-level management experience committed to diversity and safety
Throughout his career, Metruck has maintained a strong record of advancing a diverse and safe workplace. He is currently leading the Port through a groundbreaking effort to increase diversity in contracting and is supporting expansion of internal employee resource groups and efforts to increase diversity at the Port. Metruck emphasized employee safety and diversity during his Coast Guard career as well. He served three years on the Coast Guard’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Taskforce and as a member of the Coast Guard Academy’s Board of Trustees, he oversaw significant increases in the diversity of the student body.
- Bachelor's degree, Ocean Engineering, U.S. Coast Guard Academy
- Master's degree, Public Administration, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Fellowships and special assignments
- Senior Fellow, George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security
- U.S. Coast Guard Liaison to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York City
- Congressional Fellow to Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts
About the Transportation Club of Seattle
The Transportation Club of Seattle has been at the center of the Seattle area transportation community for over 108 years. Founded in 1910, the club was formed to encourage the study by members of transportation issues; promote closer business relationships, promote the welfare of its membership as well as to sponsor educational programs and discussions pertaining to traffic and transportation matters. The club holds monthly lunch and learn meetings throughout the year, provides an annual golf tournament and supports the Salvation Army through its annual holiday auction. The Transportation Club of Seattle is a member of the Logistics & Transportation Association of North America.
We are looking forward to connecting with the community!