Tamara L. Lundgren is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. SSI is one of the largest publicly-traded manufacturers and exporters of recycled metals in North America, providing the primary feedstock to electric arc furnace mills in the US and around the world to manufacture steel through an environmentally sustainable process. SSI operates 100 facilities throughout the U.S., Western Canada and Puerto Rico, including seven deep-water ports located on both coasts of the U.S. and a retail auto parts business with over five million annual retail visits. SSI’s vertically integrated operating platform also includes its steel manufacturing business in Oregon which manufactures finished steel products used in infrastructure and commercial projects.
Ms. Lundgren joined SSI in 2005 as Chief Strategy Officer and held positions of increasing responsibility, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Lundgren was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2008. Prior to joining SSI, Ms. Lundgren was an investment banker and lawyer with 25 years of experience in the U.S. and Europe. Ms. Lundgren was a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase and Deutsche Bank in London and New York focused on acquisition, structured and project financings. Earlier she was a partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Hogan Lovells (then Hogan & Hartson, LLP).
Ms. Lundgren has served on numerous boards and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Ryder System, Inc. and Parsons Corporation and is the Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Portland Branch. Ms. Lundgren was the Chair of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2014-2015, where she was a frequent speaker on infrastructure and trade policy. She currently serves as a member of the Chamber’s Executive Committee and as the Chair of its International Policy Committee. In 2016, Ms. Lundgren was appointed by President Obama to the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations and continues to serve on this advisory committee. Ms. Lundgren is a member of the Business Roundtable, the Committee of 200 and the Business Leadership Council of Wellesley College.
Ms. Lundgren earned a B.A. degree from Wellesley College and a J.D. degree from the Northwestern University School of Law.