New Chairman of the Board: Tamara Lundgren

July 1, 2014

Tamara Lundgren, CEO of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc and highly involved member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will be taking on a new and important role in the coming year.  Last week, the U.S. Chamber officially elected Lundgren to be the chairman of its Board of Directors, the second female board chair in the Chamber’s 102-year history. 

In addition to running one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of recycled metals in the United States, Lundgren is an active member of the Board of Directors of Ryder System, Inc., Parsons Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Portland Branch.  She is also a proud member of the Committee of 200—the international organization of senior business executives.  While Lundgren is a major and essential proprietor for women in business, her passion lies in the amelioration of all Americans.  According to U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donahue, “She is a true believer in our core mission: spurring stronger economic growth and creating jobs and opportunities for Americans.  We are looking forward to a banner year under her leadership.” 

Since Tamara Lundgren became President and CEO of Schnitzer Steel in 2008 the company has more than tripled its revenues and has expanded its geographic footprint from 41 facilities primarily located in the Pacific Northwest to 117 facilities located along both coasts as well as outside of the continental United States.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce eagerly anticipates similar success under Lundgren’s leadership, as we continue to celebrate the social and financial benefits of free enterprise and American business innovation.