Adam Tindall-Schlicht

Port Director, Port Milwaukee

Adam Tindall-Schlicht was appointed Director of Port Milwaukee in May 2018 by Mayor Tom Barrett. Following unanimous approval by the Milwaukee Common Council, Port Director Tindall-Schlicht officially assumed the role on August 6, 2018. As Director, Mr. Tindall-Schlicht oversees and directs the Port’s multimodal, commercial and passenger operations, which generates over $100 million in local economic activity annually, and is responsible for administration of Foreign Trade Zone No. 41.

A longtime employee of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) at the U.S. Department of Transportation in both Washington, D.C. and Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Tindall-Schlicht brings significant experience in marine transportation, international marketing, and Great Lakes shipping to his position. 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 (SEWRPC) in 2020.

Mr. Tindall-Schlicht is a native of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and he 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. Mr. Tindall-Schlicht’s husband, Aaron, is a critical care and surgical nurse. They reside in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee with their rescue dog, Lincoln.

Mr. Tindall-Schlicht was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Great Lakes Protection Fund in April 2022.