Freight industry leaders from across the nation will guide organization during critical bipartisan infrastructure law implementation period
The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) membership elected three officers and six directors to its Board as the group gathered in Washington to engage in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law implementation process. Paul Anderson, President & CEO of Port Tampa Bay, is now CAGTC’s fifth Chairman, while former CAGTC Treasurer Rick Cameron, Deputy Executive Director of Planning and Development, Port of Long Beach was elected Vice Chairman and Erin Aleman, Executive Director, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, was elected Treasurer. Each officer will serve a three-year term.
Metrolink Chief Strategy Officer Paul Hubler served a three-year term as CAGTC Chairman, elected to the position in 2019, and assisted in navigating the organization during a global pandemic that put an extraordinary strain on freight infrastructure and operations. Mr. Hubler’s Chairmanship tenure also includes leading the organization’s advocacy efforts during the development and passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which contains unprecedented funding levels for goods movement infrastructure.
CAGTC Membership voted to add Jim Hagar, Economic Development Project Manager, Port of Vancouver USA, to the Board of Directors for a three-year term. The membership also re-elected five Board Members to serve another three-year term:
- Rick Cameron, Deputy Executive Director of Planning and Development, Port of Long Beach
- Darin Chidsey, Chief Operating Officer, Southern California Association of Governments
- Glenn Miles, Executive Director, Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization
- Captain John Murray, Chief Executive Officer and Port Director, Canaveral Port Authority
- Tom Saunders, Director of Government Affairs, Ports America/ Port Newark Container Terminal
“I am incredibly honored to be leading the Coalition for America's Gateways and Trade Corridors as their new chairman,” said Paul Anderson, President & CEO, Port Tampa Bay. “I will build on the numerous successes the organization experienced under their previous chair, Paul Hubler, and will continue to advocate for the efficient movement of cargo by land, sea, and air. Supply chain efficiency has become a critically important issue, and CAGTC and its members are deeply committed to improving freight transportation to aid in the movement of the goods our country depends on.”
Since its formation 21 years ago, CAGTC has supported the development of a multimodal freight-specific grant program that distributes money to meritorious projects on a competitive basis, using economically-driven criteria. A commitment to investment in goods movement and dedicated funding for a freight program is critical for America to ensure a safe, efficient, reliable, multimodal supply chain that will continue to stoke the engine of commerce and support job growth.