Supporting Green Growth at SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PORTS.


Upcoming Events


general membership meeting Monday January 14, 2019 3:30-5:30pm

Join us for a Legislative Outlook from the Southern California Ports. Presentations followed by a cocktail reception. RSVP by Friday January 11 to Erin at erin@futureports.org


2019 Strong Ports = STrong california
Friday May 17, 2019 Hotel Maya

Save the date for this year’s Strong Ports = Strong California Conference! More information to follow.



FuturePorts is laser-focused on advocating for policy, regulations, and legislation that supports  the competitiveness of our ports. We accomplish this through the preparation of white papers,  coalition-building, regular meetings with regulators and legislators and key agency and legislative staff, speaking at hearings, submitting comment letters and taking positions on legislation and new regulations during rule-making, and representing our members on working groups and committees tasked with addressing port-related issues. We keep the emphasis on economic growth and job protection/creation  while also demanding strong environmental protections from port capacity-building efforts . 


Board of Directors

FuturePorts is led by a dynamic Board of Directors who are passionate about the mission of our organization.  Officers serve one year terms and are selected by the Board  after showing consistent engagement and dedication to FuturePorts. 

2018 Committees

Our committees play an important roll in the advocacy work fo FuturePorts. To serve on a committee you must be a member in good standing and be able to attend monthly committee meetings. 

EIR Review Committee

  • Doug Theissen, Moffatt & Nichol and Frances Keeler Clyde & Co., Co-Chairs

  • LaDonna DiCamillo, BNSF Railway Co.

  • Varalakshmi Jayaram, Ramboll

  • Patty Senecal, Western States Petroleum Association

  • Tara Voss, Peacock, Piper Tong & Voss

  • Ashley White, Clean Energy

Legislative and Policy Committee

  • LaDonna DiCamillo, BNSF Railway Co. and Susan Sifuentes-Trigueros, SoCalGas, Co-Chairs

  • Damon Hannaman, Southern California Edison

  • Joe Hower, Ramboll

  • Michael C. Huyhn, Southern California Edison

  • Frances Keeler, Cyde & Co.

  • Jim St. Martin, Chandler's Palos Verdes Sand & Gravel

  • Faviola Ochoa, SoCalGas

  • John Ochs, APM Terminals Pacific, Ltd.

  • Brissa Sotelo, Valero

  • Tara Voss, Peacock, Piper, Tong & Voss

Membership Committee

  • Matthew Means, Watson Land Company, Chair

  • Damon Hannaman, Southern California Edison

  • Jim. St. Martin, Chandler's Palos Verdes Sand & Gravel

Annual Conference Planning Committee

  • Joe Hower, Ramboll and Susan Sifuentes-Trigueros, SocalGas, Co-Chairs

  • Kat Janowicz, 3CoTech

  • Matthew Means, Watson Land Company

  • Faviola Ochoa, SoCalGas

  • Tiffany Rau, Andeavor

  • Tracy Wert, SW Carpenters Union

  • Patty Senecal, Western States Petroleum Association

  • Brissa Sotelo, Valero

  • Lupe Valdez, Union Pacific Railroad

  • Ashley White, Clean Energy

We welcome new ideas and energy. If you are interested on serving on the Board of Directors or serving on a board committee please contact Executive Director Marnie Primmer. 





FuturePorts has a professional staff led by Marnie O'Brien Primmer, Executive Director. Marnie joined FuturePorts in 2017 and stepped into the interim ED role in March 2018. She brings over 20 years of experience in transportation and infrastructure planning, programming, project delivery and policy development. With established relationships across Southern California and a background in transportation advocacy, Marnie was an ideal fit to work alongside the FuturePorts Board of Directors and lead the organization's operations. 

FuturePorts is also fortunate to have Administrative Assistant Erin Gardner. With over 10 years in a non-profit environment, Erin brings a strong background in administration, communications, and project management. She has a "can-do" attitude, attention to detail, and a knack for social media that will help FuturePorts deliver excellent member services and take our communications to the next level.



FuturePorts counts the most influential business leaders in Southern California goods movement among our members.  Membership  is open to individuals and corporate entities interested in supporting our work . Benefits of membership include access to FuturePorts industry reports and white papers; alerts and newsflashes to keep you current on the latest goods movement related regulations , policies, and legislation; invitations to members-only meetings and events; opportunities to serve on a FuturePorts committee; discounted attendance at our annual conference and more. 


The Pinnacle of FuturePorts Membership: Admiral Level