The heart of the Harbor Association of Industry and Commerce committees monitor legislation, provide a forum for industrial and government speakers to address key issues, write resolutions and provide oral testimony of support or opposition which reflect the HAIC's overall position. Members evaluate education/scholarship-related funding requests made to the HAIC.

Education, Scholarship & Philanthropy:

Members evaluate education/scholarship-related funding requests made to the HAIC.

Committee Chair: Clay Sandidge

Golf Tournament:

Our annual Harbor Cup Challenge brings together teams from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach vying for the Harbor Cup. This tournament, held in mid-July, is always a “sold-out” event. Many members confirm their sponsorship right after the first of the year.

Chair: Jesse Urquidi

Co-Chair:Levi Javier

Governmental Affairs:

Members review regulations and legislation affecting the business community, specifically in the South Bay. Of particular interest are air quality, water-borne commerce, land use and port issues. This committee is concerned with pending legislation at the Federal, State and local level that may affect the needs of HAIC members.

Chair: Don Norton

Marketing and Communications:

Responsible for developing HAIC's marketing and communications vehicles: membership brochures, monthly newsletter, website, media kits, press releases, public service announcements and position papers.

Chair: Mike Crehan

Programs (Including Port Tech Mixers and Workshops):

Monthly meetings featuring prestigious speakers on issues having a bearing on the economic health and well-being of the South Bay. This committee endeavors to find a diverse group of speakers representing many topics and issues of interest to our members.

Chair: Levi Javier

Co-Chair: Scott Kurt


The key to the strength of any organization is in its members. We are looking for companies and individuals who are seeking to make a difference in the processes that affect their ability to compete. If you are such a company, or person, we invite you to investigate the value we can add as a common voice in the interest of seeing all Harbor area businesses flourish.

Chair: Gwen Butterfield

Co-Chair: Amy Grat

Salute to Industry:

The “Salute to Industry” Award is presented annually by the Harbor Association of Industry & Commerce to a leading Southern California industrial (or commercial) enterprise, or individual for outstanding contributions to the economic well-being of the South Bay area. The purpose of the “Salute” is to provide an opportunity for recognition by the various levels of government, the Harbor Association, and the community to honor the organization or individual, and to reaffirm the Association’s belief in the free enterprise system. A Lifetime Achievement Award is also presented to an individual who has been over his/her career active in the community and HAIC and its goals and objectives.

Chair: Jesse Urquidi

Co-Chair: Levi Javier

Workforce Development:

New committee - criteria being developed. To work with school districts to assist in tying education to the needs of the business community to develop future workforce to businesses located within the maritime transportation and international trade community.

Chair: John Cruikshank


Harbor Association of Industry & Commerce

6216 E. Pacific Coast Hwy #407
Long Beach, CA 90803 USA

Tel: (888) 454-2957
Fax: (562) 269-5539


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