is a leading voice in the national goods movement conversation, having spent the greater part of his
career in and around the largest ports in the United States.
Beginning as a dockworker in 1984, Peter rose through the ranks to become a respected former International Executive Board Member and President of the Marine Clerks Association
, representing workers at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach.
has leveraged this role to become a strong collaborator with business and environmental leaders to advocate for smarter regional and national goods movement strategies, emphasizing that the goals of competitiveness, sustainability, and fair wages and working conditions are not mutually exclusive.
frequently provides expert testimony to State and Federal officials on infrastructure, port security, transportation, and the supply chain that feeds the American market place.
has been a guest speaker at many venues, including the University of Denver's
Masters program in Transportation, California State University Long Beach's
Center for International Trade & Transportation (CITT), and the U.S. Department of Transportation
He served as Co-Chairman of the Education Committee for the Marine Transportation Systems National Advisory Council (MTSNAC).
Prior to working on the waterfront, Peter Peyton
was named an All American water polo player at UCLA
and is listed in the university's Athletics Hall of Fame.
He also worked as a feature film producer with Warner Brothers, has written three screenplays, and worked in other creative development positions.
Mr. Peyton is a founding member of the Board of both the Aquamarine Institute and the Harbor Community Benefit Foundation.