U.S. Chamber Board Elects Tamara Lundgren Chairman

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 9:45am

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today elected Tamara Lundgren as chairman of its Board of Directors. A member of the Chamber’s Board since 2010, Lundgren, president and CEO of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (SSI), will serve a one-year term as chairman.

“The Chamber has benefited from a long line of top-notch volunteer leaders on our board, and Tamara Lundgren is already a standout,” U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue said. “She knows the issues inside and out and is an eloquent spokesperson and an effective advocate. 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.”

As chairman, Lundgren plans to emphasize four policy areas critical to U.S. economic growth: international trade, infrastructure investment, immigration reform, and capital markets.

“It is an honor and a privilege to serve as chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,” Lundgren said. “Over the course of my chairmanship, I plan to focus my energy on advancing the issues that are crucial to our economy, our workforce, and our competitiveness. I look forward to serving alongside the Chamber team and complementing all of the outstanding work this institution does on behalf of business.”

With $2.6 billion in annual revenues last year, SSI is one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of recycled metals in the United States. Lundgren joined SSI in 2005 as Chief Strategy Officer and became its President and CEO in 2008. Since that time, SSI has more than tripled its revenues and has expanded its geographic footprint to include nearly 120 operating facilities located along both coasts of the United States and in Alaska, Hawaii, Western Canada, and Puerto Rico. Prior to joining SSI, Lundgren was an investment banker, lawyer, and professional board member with 25 years of experience in the United States and Europe.

Additionally, Lundgren is a 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 member of the Committee of 200, the international organization of senior women business executives.

Lundgren earned a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College, where she is currently a member of the Business Leadership Council. She also holds a J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law.

A high resolution photo of Lundgren is available here.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.