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New AAPA Members: Lamar University and S&P Global Ratings

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Lamar University, Center for Advances in Port Management, P.O. Box 10262, Beaumont, TX 77710-0032. Phone: (409) 880-7121. Fax: (409) 880-8121. Email: rstromberg@lamar.edu. Contact: Mr. Erik Stromberg, Executive Director.  (AAPA Sustaining Member)

Lamar University has teamed up with waterfront industry professionals to offer courses in port management that lead to a Master of Science in Port and Terminal Management or certifications specializing in port management. During this year’s AAPA Convention in New Orleans, the University and the Association signed an agreement that enables port professionals certified in AAPA’s Professional Port Manager (PPM®) program to earn up to six credit hours in the university’s fully online, graduate degree programs in port management. Mr. Stromberg is a former AAPA president who also served 10 years as chief executive of the North Carolina State Ports Authority.

S&P Global Ratings, 225 Franklin Street, 15th Floor, Boston, MA 02110. Phone: (617) 530-8308. Fax: (617) 530-8333. Email: kurt.forsgren@spglobal.com. Website: www.spglobal.com. Contact: Mr. Kurt Forsgren, Director, Public Finance Dept. (AAPA Sustaining Member)

S&P Global Ratings, a division of S&P Global Inc. (NYSE:SPG), is a leading provider of credit ratings. With more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding, approximately 1,400 credit analysts and a presence in 26 countries, the firm offers a unique combination of global perspective and local insight. Learn more at www.spglobal.com/ratings.

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