The IAMPE has awarded its first Industry Leadership Award to Aimee Andres, AMPE, Executive Director of the Inland River Ports and Terminal Association (IRPT), for “Outstanding Leadership in the Port and Maritime Industry.”

In presenting the award, Capt. Jeffrey Monroe, MM, AMPE-Director of Education and Standards for the IAMPE noted Ms. Andres' tireless commitment to the nation’s inland rivers and their ports, as well as her commitment to professional development for inland river port executives.  “Ms. Andres has been our predominant partner in professional development programs for members of the IRPT and has served to direct the IAMPE in ensuring the very best educational opportunities for port and maritime professionals,” said Capt. Monroe. “IRPT and IAMPE are so fortunate to have her on our teams.”

Ms. Andres worked with the IAMPE and an education committee from IRPT to develop a management and executive management program offered by IAMPE. She serves on the IAMPE Education Committee and is a member of the IAMPE Board of Advisors. “Her commitment and dedication are very evident. We see her at every course ensuring the quality of the content remains at its highest level,” Monroe concluded.

Ms. Andres is the first recipient of the award given by the IAMPE.


Pictured are Dr. Donald Maier, Dean of Maritime Transportation, Logistics, and Management at California State Maritime University, Ms. Andres and Capt. Monroe presenting the award at the annual IRPT Conference in Biloxi, Mississippi on October 20th.