Michael Anderson

Director of Marine Transportation

Seattle, WA

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    Background

    Mike Anderson leads KPFF's Marine Transit Consulting Group and is a 34-year veteran of Washington State Ferries (WSF).  Carrying 24 million passengers and 11 million vehicles per year among a fleet of 24 vessels and 20 terminals, WSF is among the nation’s largest and most complex ferry systems.  His tenure with WSF includes service as Director of Operations, and ultimately as Chief Executive Officer, the post from which he retired in 2008.  Mike successfully oversaw multiple ferry operations, vessel, and terminal projects including planning, design, feasibility studies, standards development, and construction.

    Mike is not only a known leader in the State of Washington, but a nationwide leader in the waterborne transportation industry.  Seeing a need for collaboration and sharing of best practices among ferry system operators, Mike led the way with his role in the creation of the Public Ferries Coalition.  Mike is active in industry organizations including as an officer on the Waterborne Transit Operations Committee of the American Public Transportation Association, a voting member on the associates council of the Passenger Vessel Association, and as a member of Interferry, an international association of ferry operators.

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