IRPT Welcomes New Directors to the Board

Members, Already this year, your association has been quite busy and we have some exciting news to share with you! IRPT’s Governance is comprised on 5 Officers and a Board of Directors. Those Directors are elected by the members in the Basin. Whereas that election was typically held at the annual conference of the association…

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Tessa Andres, IRPT earns Maritime Port Executive

Tessa Andres, Administrative Assistant of Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT) earns her Maritime Port Executive (MPE) certification from the International Association of Maritime & Port Executives (IAMPE). Tessa graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelors in political science and pre-law. She is an aspiring maritime attorney with an emphasis on transactional law.…

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Ports of Indiana hires general counsel, promotes director, welcomes returning Mt. Vernon port official

INDIANAPOLIS (March 4, 2024) – Ports of Indiana has made three key personnel moves to support strategic expansion. The changes included hiring Doug Kowalski as General Counsel, promoting Julie Petree as Director of Project Delivery and welcoming back Kasia Kaffenberger to the Mount Vernon port as Billing and Office Coordinator. “These three individuals will play…

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Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission Hires Chief Financial Officer

KILN, MISS: Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission (HCPHC) is excited to  announce the newest member of the HCPHC team Amber Hinton, as Chief Financial  Officer (CFO). Amber will be responsible for the management and supervision of all  financial administration, including budgeting and reporting, supervision of accounting  staff, protection of assets including cash and fixed…

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Port of Corpus Christi Commission Names New Officers, Welcomes New Commissioners Sworn in by Nueces County Judge

Corpus Christi, TX, USA – The Port of Corpus Christi Commission named new officers and announced two new Commissioners who took their oaths of office, administered by Nueces County Judge Connie Scott, at the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center during the governing body’s first meeting of the new year. Commissioners Michael Pedrotti and Tony LaMantia…

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Staying the Course, Looking Ahead: William Dietrich Assumes Interim Director Role at the Port of Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — January 9, 2024 – Closing out the year on significant milestones, the Port of Brownsville begins 2024 with Port Chief of Police William Dietrich succeeding former Port Director and CEO Eduardo A. Campirano as Interim Port Director. The Brownsville Navigation District Board of Commissioners began a national search for a new port…

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Poirrier and Fuller celebrate 25 years at Associated Terminals

Founded in 1990 by David Fennelly, Associated Terminals is acknowledged today as the leading stevedoring and terminal operator on the lower Mississippi River and beyond. This year the Port of South Louisiana is celebrating two men who have fostered that growth for more than two decades: Gary Poirrier and Todd Fuller. “Over the course of…

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Errin Howard Joins IRPT as Career Development Program Director

I am excited to announce my new position as a consultant for Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT) as the Career Development Program Director! In this role I will be working to expand IRPT’s career opportunities initiative into a career development program. IRPT’s Career Development Program, We Work the Waterways (WWW) focuses on four things:…

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Judge Stephen V. Callaway Sworn in as newest Caddo-Bossier Commissioner

SHREVEPORT/BOSSIER CITY, La. — Retired Judge Stephen V. Callaway was sworn-in as the newest member of the Caddo-Bossier Parishes Port Commission. Judge Callaway (Ret.) officially took his new seat at the Port Commission’s meeting on November 13. Callaway was selected by the Caddo Parish Commission to serve on the Port Commission to fulfill the rest…

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