International Executive Board Member for the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Vice President of ILWU Local 63, Marine Clerks Association, Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA.
In his 27 years on the waterfront, as a longshoreman and marine clerk, Peter has served his union in many capacities at the International and Local level, especially in the political and legislative policy arenas. He has been the ILWU point person for transportation policy under three International Presidents. In this role, Peter frequently provides expert testimony to State and Federal officials on infrastructure, port security, transportation, and the supply chain that feeds the American market place. He has been a guest speaker at many venues, including the University of Denver’s Masters program in Transportation, California State University Long Beach’s Center for International Trade & Transportation (CITT), and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). He served as Co-Chairman of the Education Committee for the Marine Transportation Systems National Advisory Council (MTSNAC).
Prior to working on the waterfront, Peter Peyton was named an All American water polo player at UCLA and was listed in the university’s Athletics Hall of Fame. He also worked as a feature film producer with Warner Brothers and has written three screen plays and worked in other creative development positions.