CEO Message

The Pacific Maritime Association is proud to represent the world’s leading maritime companies who do business on the U.S. West Coast. Our members move roughly 1 million tons of cargo through West Coast ports each day, directly employing tens of thousands of longshore workers and contributing to port activity that supports nearly ten million jobs across the nation. We are proud to be an important part of the U.S. economy, with West Coast port traffic accounting for 12.5 percent of the U.S. GDP.

At the same time, we know that continued success will require innovation. West Coast ports will need to prove themselves as efficient, reliable, and cost-effective. We must also continue to ensure our ports are safe, secure, and state-of-the-art.

This website contains a great deal of information about our industry and our workforce. I hope you will find it to be a useful resource on the West Coast waterfront.

James C. McKenna
President and CEO

Overall Mission

The PMA’s mission is to provide industry leadership to our member companies through innovative integrated labor relations, human resources and administrative services. Our membership consists of 70 ocean carriers and terminal operators who operate at the 29 West Coast Ports. These ports are a vital engine for economic activity in the United States.

Member Companies

PMA’s 70 member companies are among the world’s leading cargo carriers, terminal operators, and stevedores. Click here for a full list of our member companies.

Board of Directors

PMA is governed by an 11-member board of directors composed of leading executives from its member companies.

Roy Amalfitano
Roy Amalfitano
Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp.
Ronnie Armstrong
Ronnie Armstrong
Ocean Network Express, (North America) Inc.
Ian Cairns
Ian Cairns
CMA CGM Group
Edward A. DeNike
Edward A. DeNike
SSA Marine, Inc.
Peter Dunton
Peter Dunton
Ports America
Ron Forest
Ron Forest
Matson Navigation Company, Inc.
Al Gebhardt
Al Gebhardt
Maersk Transport & Logistics
Frank Grossi
Frank Grossi
COSCO Shipping Lines
(North America), Inc.
Wen Jin Lee
Wen Jin Lee
Yang Ming
(America) Corp.
Chris Parvin
Chris Parvin
Mediterranean Shipping Company (USA)
George Pasha, IV
George Pasha, IV
Pasha Hawaii

Executive Team

PMA’s highly experienced executive team is led by CEO James C. McKenna.

James C. McKenna
James C. McKenna
President & CEO

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Craig E. Epperson
Craig E. Epperson
Senior Vice President
General Counsel
& Secretary

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Stephen Hennessey
Stephen Hennessey
Senior Vice President
Labor Relations
& Chief Operating Officer

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Michael H. Wechsler
Michael H. Wechsler
Senior Vice President
Finance and Administration
& Chief Financial Officer

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William H. Alverson
William H. Alverson
Vice President
Accident Prevention
& Training Strategy
Chad Lindsay
Chad Lindsay
Vice President
Labor Relations
Bettye Page-Wilson
Bettye Page-Wilson
Vice President
ILWU-PMA
Contract Benefits
John Rooney
John Rooney
Controller
William Bartelson
William Bartelson
Senior Coast Director
Contract Administration
& Arbitration
Parin Jhaveri
Parin Jhaveri
Coast Director
Information Technology &
Longshore Payroll
Scott A. Rettig
Scott A. Rettig
Coast Director
Strategic Business Analysis
Tammy France
Tammy France
Director
Human Resources
Dan Kaney
Dan Kaney
Area Managing Director
Northern California
Lee Swietlikowski
Lee Swietlikowski
Area Managing Director
Southern California
To Be Named
To Be Named
Area Managing Director
Pacific Northwest