Upcoming Events


PORT MIXER SERIES: Port of los angeles October 17, 2019 3:00pm-4:30pm

New for 2019, FuturePorts introduces a mixer series onsite at each of Southern California’s ports. Meet top-level executives. Hear about upcoming Port development projects. Learn what our Ports are doing to protect the environment while keeping us competitive. This is a members-only event. Space is limited. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to info@futureports.org by October 10 to attend.

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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

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

Membership Committee

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


YOUR NAME HERE! Contact FuturePorts if you are interested.

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. 


The Pinnacle of FuturePorts Membership: Admiral Level