Port People: New Orleans
Darryl D. Berger took the oath February 23 as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Appointed by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, he succeeds Scott Cooper as one of four Orleans Parish representatives on the seven-member regional board.
Mr. Berger is president of The Berger Company Inc., which he founded in 1972. The New Orleans-based firm has owned or developed in excess of $1 billion of real estate, including more than two dozen retail shopping centers, various hotels, office buildings, multi-family projects and parking facilities.
Mr. Berger chairs the New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corp., and serves on both the board of directors and the executive committee of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Among his academic credentials are a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and a law degree from Tulane University. He is active in a variety of community, business and educational boards.
The seven port commissioners are unsalaried and serve five-year staggered terms. The governor appoints members from a list of three nominees submitted by 19 local business, civic, labor, education and maritime groups. Four members are selected from Orleans Parish, two from Jefferson Parish and one from St. Bernard Parish.
The other members are Chairman Michael W. Kearney, Vice Chairman Robert R. Barkerding, Secretary-Treasurer Laney J. Chouest, Arnold B. Baker, Tara C. Hernandez and William T. Bergeron.
Darryl D. Berger, right, takes the oath as the newest member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans
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