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Upcoming events

    • February 16, 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
    • Doubletree, 222 N. Vineyard Ave, Ontario, CA

    The Long Beach Port, one of the busiest ports in the world, will provide an update to the DMA Community about operations, business development, and upcoming plans.

    Join us and hear from Samantha Galtin, Managing Director of Commercial Operations, at the Long Beach Port for an informative session. Dinner is included.

    About Samantha Galtin

    Samantha Galltin is Managing Director of Commercial Operations for the Port of Long Beach, California, leading the Port’s Business Development, Tenant Services and Operations, and Security Services divisions, collaborating with the three division directors, customers and industry partners to drive efficiencies and optimize the supply chain to build on the Port’s value proposition of operational excellence and world-class customer service.

    Ms. Galltin was appointed to the post in September 2021 by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, governing body for the Port, and reports to the Deputy Executive Director of Administration and Operations.

    Before joining the Port team in November 2020 as Assistant Director of Business Development, she capped a 13-year career with BNSF Railroad as Director of Port Business Development, serving as liaison between the railroad and ports in the Pacific Northwest and Gulf regions.

    Ms. Galltin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Villanova University in Pennsylvania and earned a Master’s in Global Supply Chain Management from the University of Southern California in 2020. She is a recipient of the Villanova Communications Award and is included in Who’s Who in America’s Universities and Colleges.

    Originally from San Diego, Samantha Galltin and her family now make their home in Azusa, California.

    About the Port of Long Beach

    The Port of Long Beach is the Port of Choice – the premier U.S. gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in innovative goods movement, safety, environmental stewardship and sustainability.

    As the second-busiest container seaport in the United States, the Port handles trade valued at $200 billion annually and supports 2.6 million trade-related jobs across the nation, including more than 575,000 in Southern California.

    The Port of Long Beach prides itself on its top-notch customer service and operational excellence, and in 2019 and 2020 industry leaders named it “The Best West Coast Seaport in North America.” Founded in 1911, the Port today encompasses 3,200 acres with 31 miles of waterfront, 10 piers, 80 berths and 70 gantry cranes. In 2020, the Port handled 8.1 million container units, the busiest year in its history.

    The Port’s Business Development Division is responsible for maximizing revenue opportunities for the Port by developing strategies to ensure the Port remains competitive in the domestic and international marketplace through close relationships with ocean carriers, cargo owners, terminal operators, rail and trucking partners, labor and other supply chain stakeholders.

    Tenant Services and Operations provides customer service, operations support and efficiency enhancements to terminal leaseholders, ocean carriers, cargo owners and other supply chain partners so that they may operate their facilities and conduct their operations optimally and in compliance with leases and tariffs. The division also provides liaison between tenants and Port management. 

    The mission for Security Services is to reduce security risks for the nation’s second-busiest seaport and its critical assets including people, the environment and property through a highly trained workforce supported by innovative technologies, providing a safe and resilient Port for stakeholders, both public and private, within and outside the Port.  

    • February 23, 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
    • Last Name Brewing - Barrel Room, 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland, CA

    We will discuss ways of becoming better communicators and move from merely communicating to connecting and building overall stronger relationships at work, at home and beyond. If you want to better connect, better engage, and be more intentional about your communication, join us at Last Name Brewing!


    Joe Perez, Head of Business Development, Olyns Recycling

    Joe Perez is a senior executive leader in the recycling, sustainability, and technology industry. He is the Head of Business Development for Olyns, a technology company based in Santa Clara, CA. He has over 20 years of experience providing recycling solutions to the retail and consumer goods industry.

    Joe is also a speaker, trainer and coach with the Maxwell Leadership organization. He has strong business acumen and exceptional communication skills. Joe has served on several non-profit boards and is currently the President of the Illuminators Organization. The Illuminators is a group of vendors and suppliers dedicated to developing and enhancing key relationships within the grocery industry, providing opportunities for education and leadership, and supporting the Illuminators Educational Foundation. He works closely with the California Grocers Association and the Western Association of Foods Chains on educational initiatives and supports their respective annual conventions and industry events.

    • May 18, 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • Green River Golf Club, 5215 Green River Road, Corona, CA 92880

    Join us for prize drawings, putting contests, food and drinks.

    Funds raised will support local community programs and DMA Scholarships.


    9:30am Registration & Breakfast

    11:00am Shotgun Start

    4:30pm Awards & Banquet

    Sponsorships are Available!

    Banquet Dinner Only $50 Per Person

    IMPORTANT: After your purchase, you'll get an email confirmation with links to two forms 1) Golfer Registration (please list your golfers here); and 2) Logo Upload (the faster we get your logo, the more recognition you'll receive!).

    Please complete these two forms (if applicable) as soon as possible. Thank you. 


To facilitate involvement, partnerships, professional development and connections for our members and the community.


231 E. Alessandro #A650
Riverside, CA 92508
Call: 866-211-6467

The DMA is the premier trade association in Southern California dedicated to the logistics and supply chain professional. 

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