general membership meeting Monday March 11, 2019 3:30-5:30pm
Save the Date for our March General Membership Meeting! Program and speakers to be announced. Presentations followed by a cocktail reception. RSVP by Friday March 8 to Erin at email@example.com
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.
2019 Committees are now being formed. Our committees play an important roll in the advocacy work of 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
Joe Hower, Ramboll CHAIR
Legislative and Policy Committee
David Libatique, Port of Los Angeles CHAIR
LaDonna DiCamillo, BNSF Railway CO-CHAIR
Rick Cameron, Port of Long Beach CHAIR
Matthew Means, Watson Land Co. CO-CHAIR
EVENT Planning Committee
Kat Janowicz, 3COTECH CHAIR
Jeff Baran, Chandler’s Sand & Gravel CO-CHAIR
COMMUNICATIONS & EDUCATION COMMITTEE
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 Executive Director role in March 2018. She brings more than two decades 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 11 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.