Tamara L. Lundgren is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. With $2.5 billion in revenues, SSI is one of the largest publicly-traded manufacturers and exporters of recycled metals in North America. SSI provides 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 North America, including seven deep-water ports located on both coasts of the U.S. and Puerto Rico 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 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. Earlier she was a partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Hogan Lovells (then Hogan & Hartson, LLP).
Ms. Lundgren is a member of the Board of Directors of Ryder System, Inc., Parsons Corporation, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She served as the chairman of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber during 2014-2015 and was a frequent speaker on infrastructure and trade policy. In 2016, Ms. Lundgren was appointed by President Obama to the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations and was re-appointed by President Trump. Ms. Lundgren is a member of the Business Roundtable, the Committee of 200 and the President’s Advisory 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.