ITEP’s 17th Annual Dinner and Scholarship Celebration

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at
CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles

More than 760 ITEP partners, students, alumni, and friends joined in celebration of 28 scholarship recipients, 5 outstanding honorees, and the oceans of opportunity within reach for ITEP students.

From all of us at ITEP, thank you for making this our most successful Oceans of Opportunity ever.


2017 Keeper of the Flame

APM Terminals

APM Terminals has been honored to partner with ITEP since the organization’s inception in 1999. From sponsoring ITEP’s first scholarship dinner, to service on the Board of Directors, to volunteering directly with students, APMT employees are devoted supporters of the young people who will operate tomorrow’s ports.

2017 Carol Rowen 180 Degree Award

2017 Educator of the Year

Bill Stein Memorial Leadership Award

First Recipient of the Rising Star Alumni Award

Sinuhe Montantes

Leticia Finley

Stacey Jones

Francisco Franco, Franco Trucking

Sinuhe Montantes is an ITEP senior from Gardena High School, who experienced an inspirational journey – from feeling hopeless as he juggled three jobs and considered dropping out of school, to finding his future career path, thanks to his ITEP internship with Yusen Logistics.

Leticia Finley is a Business Teacher and the lead teacher of Phineas Banning High School’s International Trade Academy (ITA), the first Academy established and supported by ITEP.

Stacey is Vice President at CH2M and has served on ITEP’s Board of Directors for the last 10 years, but her commitment and spirit of service to ITEP students dates back to the very beginning.

Francisco Javier “Javi” Franco is an ITEP alum from Phineas Banning High School ’08 and the CEO of three separate corporations, all proudly bearing the Franco name.

For information on sponsoring next year’s event, please contact Gena Divine, Senior Development Manager at (424) 368-7100 ext. 109.
Thank you to all 2017 Oceans of Opportunity sponsors: