Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Lifetime Contribution Award

By Karen Robes Meeks

Port of Los Angeles Trade Development Director Jim MacLellan will receive the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious Stanley T. Olafson award at the 92nd annual World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast on May 4.

The award is given in recognition of a person’s lifetime contribution to the developing and advancing world trade in the Southern California region.

“Jim MacLellan has done outstanding work on behalf of the Port of Los Angeles and the trade community. In each of his roles – as teacher, marketer and promoter – Jim continues to help increase trade opportunities for the Los Angeles region,” said L.A. Area Chamber President and CEO Gary Toebben.

Serving as the port’s trade development director since 2007, MacLellan is tasked with fostering trade opportunities through the port and the Southern California Gateway. Before coming to the port in 1992, MacLellan worked internationally in both the intermodal and breakbulk shipping business sectors for more than two decades.