New Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Administrator Named

The White House recently named Adam Tindall-Schlicht (seen above) as administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, known as GLS. The GLS is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the U.S. portion of the St. Lawrence Seaway between Montréal and Lake Erie.

[Above photo via the USDOT]

According to a USDOT statement, the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System handles 35 million metric tons of cargo every year between the U.S. and Canada. It also supports more than 237,000 jobs and $35 billion in economic activity annually in the U.S. and Canada.

Adam Tindall-Schlicht. Photo via USDOT.

Following an earlier stint at GLS as its Great Lakes Regional Representative, Tindall-Schlicht served as director of Port Milwaukee – overseeing its multimodal, commercial, and passenger operations, which generate over $100 million in local economic activity annually.

He also served as both a commissioner of the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission in 2020 and a member of the board of directors of the Great Lakes Protection Fund in 2022.

Tindall-Schlicht holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from American University in Washington, D.C.

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