Thomas O’Brien

Executive Director of the Center for International Trade and Transportation of California State University

Thomas O’Brien is the Executive Director of the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) at California State University, Long Beach and the Associate Director of Long Beach Programs for the METRANS Transportation Center, a partnership between CSULB and the University of Southern California. His teaching and research focus on logistics, supply chain management, and goods movement policy. He currently serves as the Chair of the Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortium and on the boards of the National Transit Institute, Council of University Transportation Centers, Los Angeles Transportation Club, Southern CA Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Harbor Association of Industry and Commerce, and the Foreign Trade Association. He is both an Eno and Eisenhower Transportation Fellow and a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Intermodal Freight Transport Committee and Intermodal Freight Terminal Design and Operations Committee, and also serves as the director of the FHWA Southwest Regional Surface Transportation Workforce Center (SWTWC). Dr. O’Brien has a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Development and a Ph.D. in Policy, Planning, and Development from the University of Southern California.