San Francisco Bar Pilots Name Capt. Anne McIntyre as Business Director

PRESS RELEASE: First female Columbia River Pilot brings 23 Years of Experience to the 170-year-old pilotage organization.

Captain Anne McIntyre

Captain Anne McIntyre

The San Francisco Bar Pilots are pleased to announce that Capt. Anne McIntyre has joined the organization as Business Director. A former Columbia River Pilot and Oregon pilot commissioner, McIntyre comes to the Bar Pilots with a strong background in pilot association management and regulatory affairs.  

“Capt. McIntyre has an exemplary track record of service and leadership in the maritime and pilotage industries,” said Capt. Joseph Long, President of the San Francisco Bar Pilots. “We’re honored to have someone with her credentials join our 170-year-old organization.”

In her role as Business Director, Capt. McIntyre will oversee internal business and financial management for the organization, as well as actively participate in external affairs and regulatory matters related to pilotage. Raymond Paetzold, who has been serving in the dual roles of Business Director and General Counsel since 2015, will remain as General Counsel.

“After serving 23 years as a Columbia River Pilot, I am excited to be joining the San Francisco Bar Pilots in this new role,” said Capt. McIntyre. “I look forward to continuing our work with industry stakeholders and regulatory partners to ensure the economic vitality of the Bay Area.”

Concluding more than two decades of service in the Northwest, Capt. McIntyre is happy to return to her roots. She began her career in 1988 as a deck officer graduate of the California Maritime Academy, and spent the first 8 years of her career with Chevron Shipping Co.  

In 1996, she was selected by the Oregon Board of Maritime Pilots to become the first woman Columbia River Pilot. During her tenure as a Pilot, she was actively involved in the administration of the pilot association, working extensively with regional industry representatives and regulators.

In 2013, she earned a MS in Transportation and Engineering Management, also from the California Maritime Academy, where she is an active member of the CMA Alumni Association. 

About the San Francisco Bar Pilots
For 170 years, the San Francisco Bar Pilots have been navigating the world’s largest ships through some of North America’s most difficult waterways. These state and federally-licensed master mariners are highly-specialized ship captains who rely on navigational experience, ship-handling skills, and local knowledge to transport more than $1.2 billion in goods to and from 200 Bay Area ports, docks, and berths every day. This critical service protects more than 1,000 miles of fragile coastline and 90% of the state’s marshlands. Learn more at

This press release statement courtesy of San Francisco Bar Pilots & BergDavis Public Affairs