The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday selected two leaders in the Commercial Operations Bureau at the Port of Long Beach, the nation’s second-busiest seaport.
Samantha Galltin was appointed Managing Director of the Commercial Operations Bureau, comprising the Business Development, Tenant Services and Operations, and Security Services divisions. She replaces Kenneth W. Duncan, who left the Port earlier in 2021.
Galltin joined the Port as Assistant Director of Business Development in November 2020 following a 13-year career at BNSF Railway. Her last position at BNSF was Director of Port Business Development, Pacific Southwest and Gulf. During her time at the railroad, Galltin also held positions as Manager of Industrial Products Sales, Manager of Customer Integration and Trainmaster. She earned a master’s degree in global supply chain management from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Villanova University.
Carlo Luzzi, who has served the Port for more than 30 years, was appointed Acting Director of Tenant Services and Operations. He replaces Glenn Farren, who left the Port earlier this month. The Port is beginning a recruiting process for the role.
Since 2014, Luzzi has served as Manager of Intermodal Operations. In this role he has oversight of truck, marine terminal and railroad operations. Previously, he was Manager of Rail Transportation and a Civil Engineer Assistant and Associate. He joined the Port in 1988 as an intern. Luzzi has a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, both from Cal State Long Beach.
“I’m pleased to add Samantha and Carlo to the executive leadership team,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. “The Port will benefit from their experience as we cement our role as the Port of Choice for trade between Asia and the United States.”
“Samantha is a talented, dynamic leader, and Carlo is one of the most experienced members of our staff,” said Harbor Commission President Steven Neal. “We look forward to the ways they will contribute to delivering the Port’s $1 billion rail infrastructure program and building on our value proposition as the fastest, most cost-effective commercial gateway on the West Coast.”
The Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s premier seaports, a gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship. With 175 shipping lines connecting Long Beach to 217 seaports, the Port handles $200 billion in trade annually, supporting more than 575,000 Southern California jobs.