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Adam Tindall-Schlicht

Administrator

Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

Adam Tindall-Schlicht serves as the eleventh Administrator of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS), an operating administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Appointed by President Joe Biden on November 6, 2022, Administrator Tindall-Schlicht oversees the federal corporation responsible for the operation and maintenance of the U.S. portion of the St. Lawrence Seaway between Montréal and Lake Erie.

Prior to his appointment as Administrator, Adam Tindall-Schlicht was the Director of Port Milwaukee from August 2018 until October 2022, serving as a member of the mayor’s cabinet. As Port Director, Mr. Tindall-Schlicht oversaw and directed the port’s multimodal, commercial, and passenger operations, which generates over $100 million in local economic activity annually. In addition to his responsibilities as Port Director, Mr. Tindall-Schlicht was appointed by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers as both a Commissioner of the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission in 2020 and a member of the Board of Directors of the Great Lakes Protection Fund in 2022. He also previously served as President of the Wisconsin Commercial Ports Association. Administrator Tindall-Schlicht returns to GLS where he previously worked in both Washington, D.C. and Cleveland, Ohio, on marine transportation, international marketing, and Great Lakes Seaway System shipping from 2010 to 2018.

A native of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Administrator Tindall-Schlicht holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in Public Administration from American University in Washington, D.C. He has worked and volunteered abroad extensively, including in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Kenya, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Africa, Switzerland, Tanzania, and the United Kingdom. Administrator Tindall-Schlicht is an ordained minister, and he officiates numerous marriage ceremonies each year. 

Administrator Tindall-Schlicht’s husband, Aaron, is a critical care and surgical nurse. 

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Last updated: Monday, November 14, 2022