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Brittanie Potter

Vice President Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO


Brittanie Potter was officially appointed as Administrator and Chief of Staff of the Maritime Trades Department in 2023, but she was no stranger to the MTD or the Labor movement.

Brittanie originally joined the Department staff in 2011 as Office Manager, providing administrative support. After five years with MTD, she was offered a position with the Seafarers International Union as the Executive Assistant to the Legislative and Political Director.  In that capacity, Brittanie maintained the yearly political budget for the Union and tracked contributions in accordance with Federal Election Commission guidelines, among other duties.

In 2017, now-retired Seafarers (and MTD) President Sacco asked her to serve as his Executive Assistant. She excelled in this new position, while continuing with her responsibilities to the Political and Legislative office. She worked under President Sacco’s leadership for six years before his retirement in March 2023. After assisting incoming President David Heindel with his transition into office, Brittanie was reassigned to the Maritime Trades Department in a leadership role as Administrator/Chief of Staff.

Brittanie comes from a strong union family and is committed to the values and traditions of the Labor movement.  When she isn’t spreading the word about Maritime workers or women in Labor, Brittanie can be found cheering on her teenage daughter at softball games.