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Alaska Railroad names new Seward Port Manager

Seward Dock Operations Manager Christy Terry promoted to Port Manager Seward


Christy Terry

Photo Courtesy of Alaska Railroad

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) has named Christy Terry as Port Manager, Seward. Terry fills the position most recently held by Louis Bencardino who will retire in January after 13 years with ARRC. Terry has worked as Seward Dock Operations Manager for ARRC since 2010 and will bring her extensive knowledge of ARRC operations in Seward to her new position.

“We are delighted to have someone with Christy’s experience at the railroad to move into this position,” said ARRC Jim Kubitz, ARRC Vice President for Corporate Planning and Real Estate. “Her time as the Seward Dock Operations Manager and her commitment to the Seward community makes her the perfect person to represent the Alaska Railroad to our freight and passenger customers.”

Terry’s duties will include responsibility for the overall on-site administration, management, operations, maintenance and repair, use and marketing of the Alaska Railroad Seward Docks, real estate land and other assets at the Seward Terminal Reserve as well as compliance with all Federal, State and local regulations, and ARRC terminal and land use agreements.

Terry moved to Alaska from California in 1991 to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks where she received her Bachelor’s degree in 1995. Terry is a Certified Port Executive through the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives and worked for the City of Seward from 2006 to 2010 serving as the Community Development Director from 2008 to 2010. She is also a recipient of the 2012 Alaska Journal of Commerce “Top 40 under 40” award.

Terry and her husband Von, who works for GCI in Seward and Dillingham, have lived in Seward since 1999 along with their six children ranging in ages from 8 to 21.


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