Date(s) - 11/01/2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Fabulich Center, Room 104
3600 Port of Tacoma Road
Tacoma, WA 98424
11:30AM – 12:00PM Registration
12:00PM – 1:00PM Program
1:00PM – 1:30PM Q&A and Networking
Clare Petrich is a small business owner with strong ties to Tacoma’s maritime heritage. She is co-founder and former chair of the Commencement Bay Maritime Fest, an advisor to Tacoma Community Boat Builders and deeply involved in maritime heritage research. Petrich serves on the Joint Municipal Action Committee, Pacific Northwest Waterways Association, the Youth Marine Foundation, the Flood Control Zone District Committee and the Washington Council on International Trade. She was recently elected to the boards of Sister Cities International and the Washington State Trust for Historic Preservation. She is a past president of the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Economic Development District Board and continues to serve on this board. She is also board secretary for the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle.
Petrich and Commissioner Connie Bacon were co-recipients of the Tacoma Propeller Club’s 2015 Master Mariner Person of the Year award, and she received the Seattle Propeller Club’s 2015 Public Official of the Year award with Port of Seattle Commissioner Stephanie Bowman. Petrich graduated from Manhattanville College in New York and received her master’s degree from the University of Virginia. She is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum.
Chief Commercial Officer & Chief Strategy Officer
Tong Zhu Tong oversees the organization’s commercial team, including the alliance’s cargo and real estate businesses, marketing and research.
AMES International is a manufacturer of gourmet nuts, teas, and confections dedicated to producing high quality product while retaining our individual attention and care. Over the last several years, AMES has expanded to become one of the largest nut roasters and chocolate manufacturers on the West Coast. In 2008 AMES opened its first International subsidiary in Kerala, India in an effort to position ourselves in the expanding global market. AMES Foods Processors India is a modern world class production facility with an emphasis on food safety. With operations, customers and suppliers throughout the world, AMES is a dynamic fast growing organization with a host of exciting opportunities. AMES prides its self on its commitment to integrity, relationships, creating value added products, and our attention to high quality standards.
VP & Seattle Station Manager
Additional speakers to be announced shortly!
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