Anna E. Soderstrom is Chief Commercial Officer for the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay. In her 15+ years in the maritime industry, Anna has held various executive level and business development positions including Director of Client Relations & Business Development for California and Washington United Terminals (Hyundai Merchant Marines). In 2010, Anna founded her own corporate marketing and social media firm, The Fringe Embassy, working with clients mainly in the maritime industry. During her career, Anna has had the opportunity to work with some of the Nation’s largest gateways including Port of Tacoma, Virginia Port Authority and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. She and the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay recently won the 2018 AAPA Communications Awards Program “Award of Excellence” for two promotional videos her group wrote, directed, and edited. She has led the growth of digital communications expanding the audiences of the Port’s social media platforms and e-newsletter.
A native Swede, Anna studied in Sweden, Spain and at the University of Washington. She holds a B.A. in International Marketing and a M.S. in Economics and Organizational Development. During her career, Anna has obtained certifications in Six Sigma, International Trade, Dale Carnegie Leadership Training, and Professional Coaching in Appreciative Inquiry and Whole System IQ. She is also a Fellowship Member of the World Affairs Council and a member of the Transportation Club of Tacoma.