Maritime environmental and logistics industry expert Thomas A. Jelenić joins Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) as Vice President, the trade association announced today. Jelenić will work in PMSA’s Long Beach office as of June 13, 2016.
Jelenić brings two decades of maritime industry experience to his new role, including more than 14 years in environmental and planning positions at the Port of Long Beach, the nation’s second busiest seaport, and senior management roles in private consulting and logistics development. His work includes leading successful efforts to manage complex air quality, transportation and greenhouse gas issues related to the shipping industry, and he developed the landmark San Pedro Bay Clean Air Action Plan and the Clean Trucks Program for the Port of Long Beach. Most recently, Jelenić managed the CEQA review and approvals for the World Logistics Center, the largest private-sector logistics development in California.
At PMSA, Jelenić will work with policy makers, regulators, industry leaders and other entities to help ensure that sound science and industry issues are part of the discussion as California continues to call for the increased use of zero and near-zero emissions equipment at California’s ports and throughout the goods movement industry.