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James Thompson

Washington Public Ports Association
Deputy Director
In his role as Deputy Director, James Thompson brings a deep understanding of the commercial transportation and global logistics industry to the Association. He joined WPPA as Senior Director, Trade & Transportation for the WPPA, with past experience including roles in strategic logistics and trade initiatives for the Terex Corporation, which includes Genie Industries. He has also served as Director of International Logistics and Trade for Terex, and, prior to that, as North American Transportation Manager for Starbucks Coffee Company. He has experience with all modes of transportation, including trucking, waterborne transport, and air freight. Early in his career, he worked in state government with a variety of state agencies in Olympia.
His career in the global logistics industry took him to ports throughout the world, bringing a wide array of experience back to serve the best interests of the public ports of Washington State.