11:30 AM11:30

September Luncheon

Washington State Ferries:
2018 Challenges and Opportunities

Amy Scarton
Assistant Secretary for the Washington State Ferries Division

Today, Washington State Ferries, a division of the Washington State Department of Transportation, is the largest ferry system in the U.S. and safely and efficiently carries 24 million people a year through the most majestic scenery in the world. But the Ferries face a variety of challenges including implementing a vessel replacement strategy, ensuring reliability of service, managing ridership growth, integrating green technology, and replacing an aging workforce.
Amy Scarton was appointed Ferry System director in January 2017. Amy has worked in the transportation industry both in Washington State and Washington DC. Highlights of her background include: senior roles in both the Obama and Bush administrations at U.S. Department of Transportation; legal counsel to former Chairman James Oberstar of the U.S. House of Representatives Highway and Transit Subcommittee; and managing the WSDOT offices that support the agencies' rail, freight, aviation, local programs, planning, and public transportation activities. Amy is also a member of the Seattle Propeller Club.

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5:00 PM17:00

July Maritime Happy Hour Reception

Maritime Industry Happy Hour

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Celebrate the summer and toast the maritime industry! Plan to join us for a fun networking event at the Highliner Public House at Fishermen’s Terminal.

5 – 7 pm, Wednesday, July 18

Highliner Public House
Fishermen’s Terminal
3909 18th Ave West

$25 per person which include appetizers and a drink ticket.

Please register by 5 p.m., Monday, July 16

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11:30 AM11:30

June Lunch Meeting

Seattle Maritime Picnic

Presented By:
The Ballard Alliance
Fremont Chamber of Commerce
North Seattle Industrial Association
Seattle Propeller Club

Steve Metruck, Executive Director
Port of Seattle

Today, our maritime industry has never been stronger. You can see the strength of the industry at our shipping terminals, shipyards, cruise ship terminals, Fishermen’s Terminal, Shilshole Bay Marina, ferry terminals and maritime businesses throughout Washington. The maritime sector annually contributes $37.8billion to the state’s economy and employs 69,500 workers, with an average salary of $69,500 – nearly $20,000 above the state’s median salary!

But the industry faces significantly challenges including protecting industrial lands, transportation and freight mobility, workforce development, increasing taxes, and the overall cost of doing business in Seattle. How can the industry continue to thrive into the future?

Steve Metruck is the new Port of Seattle Executive Director and brings 34 years of executive experience in maritime, security and financial leadership to his new role. Most recently, Metruck was Commander of the Mid-Atlantic Region, overseeing 3,600 military and civilian personnel, and before that, responsibility for planning and execution of the $10 billion U.S. Coast Guard budget.

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