Tamara L. Lundgren is president, chief executive officer, and a member of the board of directors of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (SSI). With $2.6 billion of 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 chief executive officer in 2008. Since then, SSI has expanded its geographic footprint from 41 facilities primarily located in Washington, Oregon, and Northern California to include 116 operating facilities located along both coasts of the United States and in Alaska, Hawaii, Western Canada, and Puerto Rico.
SSI’s Metals Recycling Division operates 55 facilities, including seven deepwater export operations on both coasts of the United States and in Puerto Rico. Its vertically integrated operating platform also includes a retail auto parts business with 61 locations in 16 states and Western Canada and 5 million annual retail admissions, as well as a steel manufacturing business in Oregon with an annual production capacity of approximately 800,000 tons.
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. She graduated from Wellesley College (B.A. with honors, 1978) and received her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1982).
In addition, 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 has been a member of the board of directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce since 2010. She served as its chairman in 2015. Lundgren is a member of the Committee of 200, the international organization of senior women business executives, and the Business Leadership Council of Wellesley College.