Meet Our Team

  • Peter Friedmann

    Serves as the Executive Director of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition. He plays a key role in developing U.S. and international transportation policy. In 1987, he helped form the AgTC when a number of agricultural exporters sought assistance in dealing with ocean transportation challenges.

    As Counsel for the U.S Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Peter was responsible for drafting the Ocean Shipping Act and has drafted numerous other transportation laws, including Jones Act amendments, and the funding mechanisms by which ports and inland waterways are dredged and operated?the Harbor Maintenance Fee.

    Since leaving Capitol Hill, Peter has been a leading advocate for shipper and international trade interests before Congress, the Federal Maritime Commission, and other federal agencies.

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    Abigail Struxness

    Serves as the Policy & Program Manager of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition. She covers Federal regulatory issues, including drafting AgTC positions and advising AgTC members on the latest issues. She also manages membership, and coordinates Ag Shipper Workshops and the Annual Meeting. Before joining the AgTC, she held positions at the Washington International Trade Association and Business Oregon. A native of Portland, OR, she received her B.A. in International Political Economy from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA.


  • Stephen Hudson