Rich Diffley Joins IRPT as Deputy Director

It is with great pleasure to share with you all that Rich Diffley has accepted the position of Deputy Director of Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals. Rich, a former member and Director representing the IRPT Upper Mississippi River Basin, has an extensive background in logistics, transportation, building strategic partnerships and leadership. He also served with…

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Port of Milwaukee Gains Jackie Q. Carter from Mayoral Selection!

  Mayor Cavalier Johnson has selected Jackie Q. Carter to serve as Municipal Port Director. In this position, Carter will direct commercial and recreational operations at Port Milwaukee, oversee a staff of twenty people, and administer Foreign Trade Zone No. 41. The appointment is subject to Common Council approval. A lifelong resident of Milwaukee, Carter…

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IRPT Member Walker Smith – Port of Harlingen Director to Serve as Gulf Ports Association President

AUSTIN, TX- The Port of Harlingen Authority Port Director, Walker Smith, has been installed as the new president of the Gulf Ports Association (GPA). The Association is a trade organization dedicated to enhancing economic development and encouraging commerce for deep-water and shallow-draft public ports in the Gulf Coast area. “Ports are critical economic drivers throughout…

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Blaine LaFontaine, Shane LaFontaine, and Madeline Walker with Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission: Now IAMPE Graduates!

Please help IRPT in Congratulating these wonderful Industry Members! The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission have a special place in the heart of IRPT. We appreciate their passion and dedication to our industry by furthering their education. On social media, Hancock County Ports said, “The Port and Harbor Commission recently recognized Blaine LaFontaine, Shane…

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June Stricker Celebrates 10 Years With Hanson!

June Stricker, editor and photographer, recently celebrated 10 years of service at Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Springfield headquarters. Stricker, who joined Hanson in 2012, writes and edits news releases, social media posts, award and blog entries, advertising copy and internal communications, including the company’s employee newsletter. She edits employees’ technical presentation papers, publication articles, proposal…

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Eric Gilmore to be IAMPE’s New Director of Business Development

The International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) has named Former IRPT Director, Eric Gilmore, AMPE as the Director of Business Development. He will be based in Natchitoches, Louisiana and will be responsible for promoting the IAMPE’s industry-recognized education and certification programs for port professionals and supporting IAMPE’s mission of training and certifying port…

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Jazmine Jurkiewicz to be the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation’s Newest Trade Specialist!

  Jazmine Jurkiewicz Jazmine Jurkiewicz has accepted an offer to be the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation’s Newest Trade Specialist. IRPT is so proud of Jazmine and all of the incredible work and knowledge that she brings to our industry. On social media, Jazmine shared, “As of today, I am officially employed with…

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Henderson County Riverport Authority Announces Hiring of New Executive Director

Henderson County Riverport Authority Announces Hiring of New Executive Director  Henderson, KY— November 4, 2022 — The Board of Directors for the Henderson County Riverport Authority announce the hiring of Bernard “Ben” Weithman as the new Executive Director for the Henderson County Riverport. Mr. Weithman takes over for the retiring Greg Pritchett, who has led…

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Port Director Adam Tindall-Schlicht Accepts Position in Biden-Harris Administration

Foreign Trade Zone No. 41   ***NEWS RELEASE***  Port Director Adam Tindall-Schlicht Accepts Position in Biden-Harris Administration  Mayor Johnson Praises His Service to the City of Milwaukee   MILWAUKEE, WI – Port Milwaukee Director Adam Tindall-Schlicht has informed Mayor Cavalier Johnson of his acceptance of a position in the Biden-Harris Administration. Mr. Tindall-Schlicht’s last day…

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