Port of Long Beach Appoints 2 New Executives

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday selected two new leaders in the Port of Long Beach’s Commercial Operations Bureau.

First, Samantha Galltin was appointed Managing Director of the Commercial Operations Bureau, comprising the Business Development, Tenant Services and Operations, and Security Services divisions. She replaces Kenneth Duncan, who left the port earlier in 2021.

Galltin joined the port as Assistant Director of Business Development in November 2020 following a 13-year career at BNSF Railway. Her last position at BNSF was Director of Port Business Development, Pacific Southwest and Gulf. During her time at the railroad, Galltin also held positions as Manager of Industrial Products Sales, Manager of Customer Integration and Trainmaster. She earned a master’s degree in global supply chain management from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Villanova University.

Also, Carlo Luzzi, who has served the port for more than 30 years, was appointed Acting Director of Tenant Services and Operations. He replaces Glenn Farren, who left the POLB earlier this month. The port is beginning a recruiting process for the role.

Since 2014, Luzzi has served as Manager of Intermodal Operations. In this role he has oversight of truck, marine terminal and railroad operations. Previously, he was Manager of Rail Transportation and a Civil Engineer Assistant and Associate. He joined the POLB in 1988 as an intern. Luzzi has a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, both from Cal State Long Beach.

By Karen Robes Meeks