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.


  • Spencer Young

    Works in Washington, D.C. where she organizes and manages meetings, special events, membership and communications for the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC). She represents the AgTC at industry meetings, at federal agencies, and on Capitol Hill.

    Spencer has a background in the maritime industry. Prior to joining AgTC, she worked as a Ship Agent in the San Francisco Bay Area ensuring safe and efficient port calls for commercial vessels. She coordinated all logistical aspects of vessel port calls, informed vessel Masters, charterers, and owners of local port regulations and safety measures, and advocated on behalf of vessel charterers to ensure timely movement of cargo.

    Spencer graduated from the California Maritime Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business and Logistics. She is originally from Paso Robles, CA.