Vice Chair Joseph Ritzman | Vice President – Business Development, SSA International
Mr. Ritzman is a port development and logistics specialist with 19 years of diverse maritime industry experience including positions in marine terminal operations, steamship line logistics and marketing, project management, market and commodity analysis, and greenfield port project development. Mr. Ritzman joined SSA Marine in 1998 after working for Matson Terminals in the Port of Los Angeles and NYK Line in Chicago, IL. His port privatization and development experience with SSA Marine includes assignments in Vietnam, Panama, Mexico, Chile, Jamaica and Bangladesh. Mr. Ritzman currently supports SSA International’s global business development activities from the company’s Seattle, WA headquarters. Mr. Ritzman is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies and currently serves on the Advisory Board of both the Seattle Trade Development Alliance and the Washington Council on International Trade.