2009 PNWA Annual Meeting Wrap Up

Thanks to all who joined us for the 2009 PNWA Annual Meeting. This event offered something of interest to every PNWA member and provided valuable information on Pacific Northwest navigation, trade and economic development.  We were able to meet with informative and enthusiastic speakers, regional industry leaders, and federal agency staff; set the PNWA policy agenda for 2010; elect our new Executive Committee and Board of Directors; and prepare our issues for the 2010 Mission to Washington, DC

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PNWA-WPPA Joint Initiative
Glenn Vanselow, Executive Director, PNWA
Eric Johnson, Executive Director, WPPA

Sediment Evaluation Framework: The Federal and State Perspective
Eric Braun, Senior Navigation Program Manager, USACE, Northwestern Division
Brenden McFarland, Environmental Review & Transportation Section Manager, Department of Ecology
Dr. Jeff Peterson, Principal Environmental Toxicologist, Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc.
Eric Johnson, Executive Director, Washington Public Ports Association
Glenn Vanselow, Executive Director, Pacific Northwest Waterways Association

Defining Washington State Commerce: Next Steps in our Mission to Grow & Improve Jobs
Larry Williams, Assistant Director, Washington Department of Commerce

A Vision for the Northwest: Thoughts from Regional Corps Leadership
David Ponganis, Acting Programs Director, USACE, Northwestern Division
COL Steven Miles, District Commander, USACE, Portland District
LTC Michael Farrell, District Commander, USACE, Walla Walla District

Effective Partnerships for Industrial, Commercial & Waterfront Development
David Leland, Managing Director, Leland Consulting Group

Future of Northwest Cargo and Navigation
Willem Boelman, President, Dargas Shipping Ltd.
Don Mann, General Manager, Port of Newport
Henry Tilghman, Senior Manager, Government Relations, Vestas - American Wind Technology, Inc.
Dick Van Sickle, Onsite Project Manager - EGT, Columbia - CPC, Inc.

Climate Change Impacts on Northwest Salmon, Hydropower, Agriculture & Ports
Jason Eisdorfer, Greenhouse Gas Policy Strategist, Bonneville Power Administration
Stephanie Jones Stebbins, Senior Manager, Seaport Environmental Programs, Port of Seattle
Dr. Claudio Stöckle, Professor, Scientist & Department Chair, Biological Systems, Washington State University (WSU)
Dr. Chris Toole, Fisheries Biologist, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

The Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Marine Highway Initiative
James Pugh, Director, Office of Marine Highways & Passenger Services, MARAD