FMSIB Board Members

board member Dan Gatchet
Chair
P.O. Box 94162
Seattle, WA 98124
Phone:
Email: dangatchet@me.com

Dan Gatchet was appointed chair of FMSIB in 2012, after retiring from the trucking industry. Dan began his transportation career working for two US flag ocean carriers; U.S. Lines and American President Lines. His trucking career started in Southern California as president of a large inter-modal trucking company. After moving back to his hometown of Seattle, he started West Coast Trucking in 1993, which he sold to a national trucking company in 2007. During his transportation career, Dan has been actively involved in many of the industry's trade associations. He was a founding member of the American Trucking Association Inter-modal Council and past chair of the California Trucking Association Inter-modal Council. Dan also is a past president of the Washington Trucking Associations. He graduated from the University of Washington and earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Francisco.

board member Ben Wick
Councilmember City of Spokane Valley
10210 E. Sprague Avneue
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
Phone: (509) 720-5102
Email: bwick@spokanevalley.org

Ben Wick was elected to his second term on the Spokane Valley City Council in 2017. Ben graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. He is a fourth generation Spokane Valley native putting him on the official pioneers list for the state as his family moved to the Spokane Valley area before the state was formed. He has served on the Spokane Regional Transportation Council and is currently serving on the Spokane Regional Health District as vice chair and the Visit Spokane Board. In addition to his public sector service, Ben is a manager at Spokane Industries responsible for the Information Systems, Purchasing, Shipping / Receiving, and production scheduling departments.

board member Pat Hulcey
Councilmember City of Fife
5411 23rd Street E
Fife, WA 98424
Phone: (253) 922-2489
Email: phulcey@cityoffife.org

A lifelong Fife resident, Pat is in his second term on the Fife City Council. From day one, Pat has put an emphasis on transportation. As a Council member Pat participated in the Tacoma Tide flats Area Transportation Study (TATS), and serves Fife's elected representative to the Pierce County Regional Mobility Access Partnership (RAMP). His lifelong experience in Fife and exposure to the regional transportation planning efforts resulted in Pat's early advocacy and contributions to the City of Fife City Center Visioning and Transportation plans. In recognition of his commitment to and participation in regional transportation planning, Pat was appointed last year (2012) by Governor Gregoire to the Washington State Freight Advisory Committee. Prior to retirement, Pat was a long-time member of the Boilermakers Union with a working career in Ship Building and Steel Fabrication. Pat worked in both the ports of Tacoma and Seattle. his experiences provide him a unique perspective on the diversification and changes necessary how out transportation systems serve the ports and our communities, particularly as they relate to freight mobility at the local, state, and international level.

board member Temple Lentz
Clark County
1300 Franklin Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone: (360) 635-7962
Email: Temple.lentz@clark.wa.gov

Temple Lentz was elected to the Clark County Council in November 2018 and took office Jan. 2, 2019.

With a background in nonprofit management and private sector marketing and communications, Councilor Lentz was also an elected Freeholder, working to write and pass Clark County’s home rule charter. She has served on the boards of many local nonprofits and recently served as Chair of the Clark County Commission on Aging.

board member Arthur Swannack
County Commissioner, Whitman County
400 North Main Street
Colfax, WA 99004
Phone: (509) 397-5240
Email: arts@co.whitman.wa.us

Art Swannackwas elected to his second term as a Whitman County Commissioner in 2016. Art graduated from Washington State University with a BS degree in Wildlife Biology. He was born and raised in Whitman County where he farms small grains, hay and sheep with his wife Dr. Jill Swannack who is a mixed animal veterinarian. Prior to being elected county commissioner, Art served on a local ag co-op board, on the Lamont School board, as a Whitman Fire District #5 commissioner, then six years as president of the Washington State Sheep Producers and 4 years on the national board of the American Sheep Industry Association. As a Commissioner, Art currently serves on the Washington State Council on Aging, is chair of Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington’s Board of Governors, chair of the Eastern Washington Council of Governments, secretary for Eastern Washington Partnership-Workforce Development council, secretary of Martin Hall juvenile facility consortium and serves as a board member for the Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee. Art's lifelong background with eastern Washington agriculture gives him excellent perspective on the importance of effective and efficient freight movement to the success of our economy.

Erik Hansen
Transportation Senior Budget Analyst Office of Financial Management
PO Box 43113
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone:(360) 902-0423
Email: erik.hansen@ofm.wa.gov
board member John McCarthy
Port Commissioner Port of Tacoma
One Sitcum Way
Tacoma, WA 98421
Phone: (253) 383-9402
Email: jmccarthy@portoftacoma.com

A former Pierce County District and Superior Court judge for more than 22 years, John McCarthy recently retired from the bench. He worked as a longshoreman for 10 years and served previously on the Port of Tacoma Commission from 1983 to 1992. McCarthy has been a member of the Washington State Bar Association since 1975 and volunteers at Mount Rainier National Park. He is an honorary life member of the Washington Public Ports Association. He also serves on the Pierce County Regional Council and as the Port of Tacoma's Tribal Liaison. He was the first member of the Boys and Girls Club of South Puget Sound's to be selected to their Alumni Hall of Fame, and he continues to officiate high school football. He earned a bachelors degree in Science with a minor in Mathematics from Seattle University and a law degree from the University of San Francisco.

 

board member Leonard Barnes
Deputy Executive Director Port of Grays Harbor
111 South Wooding St.
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Phone:(360) 833-9515
Email: lbarnes@portgrays.org
board member Johan Hellman
Regional Assistant Vice President, State Government Affairs, PNW Region,
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway
Seattle, WA 98134
Phone:(206) 625-6135
Email: Johan.Hellman@BNSF.com

For more than two decades, Johan Hellman has worked with public and private entities to advance policy issues in the Pacific Northwest. He has worked for various organizations ranging in size from small non-profits to large Fortune 25 corporations. His resume' includes service as Communications Director of the Washington State Senate, Legislative Affairs Director of Verizon Communications, and as Assistant Director of the Washington Public Ports Association. He currently serves as Executive Director of state government affairs for the BNSF Railway Co. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys hiking and sailing with his family.

board member Roger Millar
Secretary of Transportation WSDOT
PO Box 47315
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: (360) 705-7054
Email: millarr@wsdot.wa.gov

Roger Millar was appointed the Secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation by Governor Jay Inslee in February of 2016. Millar oversees an agency of 6,800 employees, with responsibility for 18,600 lane miles of highway, 3,700 bridges, general aviation airports, passenger and freight rail programs, and the Washington State Ferry system, the nation's largest.

Millar is a second generation civil engineer with 38 years of experience in the transportation arena. During that time he has worked in construction, design, planning, research, policy development, and management and administration in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining WSDOT, Roger served for five years as vice president of Smart Growth America, a national not-for-profit organization, providing technical assistance to state DOTs in Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Tennessee, and Vermont. He also served as Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition.

Millar was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1999. From 2000 to 2014 he served on the ASCE Committee for America's Infrastructure, which produces the nationally recognized Report Card for America's Infrastructure.

A graduate of the University of Virginia, Millar is a registered engineer in Washington and five other states. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a Certified Floodplain Administrator. Millar has served as President of the Oregon Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers and of the Montana Association of Planners.

board member Bob Watters
SSA Marine
1131 Klickitat Way
Seattle, WA
Phone: (206) 654-3575
Email: bob.watters@ssamarine.com

Bob Watters Mr. Watters joined Carrix in 1991 as marketing manager. Prior to that, he was in Brand Management and National Sales for Clorox. He is a graduate of the University of Washington. He has over 35 years of experience in the area of business development, 25 of which are in the terminal business. In 1997, Mr. Watters relocated to Singapore to assume overall responsibility for the Company's operations and business development in Asia. During this time, Mr. Watters was responsible for general cargo operations and increasing overall terminal volume for general cargo operations in India, Indonesia and Viet Nam. He was also responsible for identifying and developing new terminal opportunities. In 2001, Mr. Watters returned to Carrix's corporate office to oversee the company's business development. During the last 15 years, he has been involved in privatization efforts and other greenfield terminal developments in the U.S., Mexico, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Colombia, Vietnam, Kenya and Tanzania. Mr. Watters has supervised on-going operations in Vietnam, India, Indonesia and Iraq along with marketing for these projects. In addition to his role as Director of Business Development, Mr. Watters is also responsible for the branding and public relations functions for Carrix and SSA Marine.

board member Matt Ewers
Vice President IEDS Logistics
3808 N. Sullivan Road
Bldg. 32
Spokane, WA 99216
Phone: (509) 922-0944
Email: mattewers@ieds.net

Matt Ewers is a principal and Senior Vice President at IEDS Logistics in Spokane, WA where he has been employed in the family business since 2002. Matt began his career at UTC/Carrier Corporation as a design engineer for transport refrigeration equipment, i.e. nose mount trailer and container reefer units. After more than a decade, Matt went to work for Dole Food Company designing port facilities in Central America and eventually running port terminal operations at Puerto Castilla, Honduras. In 2002, Matt returned to his home town of Spokane to join his two brothers in operating the family business. IEDS Logistics is a third party logistics company offering warehousing, transportation and rail services with 3PL operations in Spokane and Pasco, WA. Matt has been actively involved in the chambers, community and industry trade associations. He is currently a board member of the Spokane Regional Transportation Council, Chair of the Transportation, Energy & Infrastructure committee at GSI, Board Chair for Mid- America Crop Life, board member of Spokane Area Good Roads Association, and board Treasurer for the Spokane Symphony Endowment. Matt graduated from WSU in Engineering and earned a MBA from Brenau University and a Masters in Finance from Gonzaga University.

board member Aaron Hunt
Director, Public Affairs Union Pacific Railroad
301 NE 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
Phone:(503) 249-3079
Email: amhunt@up.com