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Three New Directors Appointed to Halifax Port Authority Board

Three new directors have been appointed to the board of the Halifax Port Authority: Carole-Ann Miller for three years and David Cameron and Anne Soucie for terms of two years each.

Carole-Ann Miller is president of Cansa Inc. (formerly Maple Trade Finance Inc.) and a member of the advisory board for the Sobey School of Business at St. Mary’s University in Halifax. David Cameron practices law with Burchells LLP and serves as president of the Canadian Bar Association’s Nova Scotia branch. Anne Soucie is a former chair of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority Board of Directors. All three represent port users on the port authority board.

"The three new appointees bring with them considerable experience from a wide range of backgrounds," said Port Authority Chair Hector Jacques, O.C. "I would also like to thank outgoing directors Ted Larsen and Lantz Siteman for their hard work and dedication to the Halifax Port Authority board of directors."

Port authority board members are appointed to three-year terms one each by the federal, provincial and municipal governments and four by the federal government to represent port users.

The other board members are Vice Chair Tom Hayes and Director Jim Spatz. One seat is vacant.

Kenagy Named Long Beach Deputy Executive Director

Duane Kenagy
Photo/Port of Long Beach

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has selected Duane Kenagy to be deputy executive director of the Port of Long Beach. Mr. Kenagy most recently served as interim chief executive, overseeing the port during the search that ended in naming Mario Cordero as executive director.

"Duane provided exceptional leadership during an important transition period at the Port of Long Beach," said Harbor Commission President Lori Ann Guzmán. "It was exactly what the board was hoping for, and this appointment reflects Duane’s value and service. He will be an important adviser to Mario as the port navigates important changes in the shipping industry."

Mr. Kenagy, who has more than 35 years of engineering and project management experience in the U.S. and overseas, joined the port in 2014 as its port’s capital programs executive. In that role, he managed major modernization projects, including the Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement and the Middle Harbor Terminal Redevelopment. He was named interim chief executive on September 21, 2016.

Prior to joining the port, Mr. Kenagy worked for the engineering consulting firm Moffatt & Nichol and was a key player in construction of the Alameda Corridor rail project.

"Duane has done a commendable job leading the Port for these last eight months," Mr. Cordero said. "I’m excited to work with someone who is so respected by the Commission, Port staff and our customers. His long history of guiding big maritime infrastructure projects will continue to be invaluable as we build the Green Port of the Future."

Brian Clark Joins NC Ports as Chief Operating Officer

Brian E. Clark
Photo/North Carolina Ports

Maritime industry veteran Brian E. Clark will be joining the North Carolina State Ports Authority as chief operating officer on June 1.

He will direct and coordinate the activities of the line and staff components of all terminal operations. He will also oversee the execution of the infrastructure investment plan. His operational best practices will contribute to the development of business strategy and indirectly assist in the expansion of the ports’ global customer base.

Mr. Clark brings to the position more than 20 years of experience in the maritime industry, most recently as managing director for APM Terminals Port Elizabeth. During his time with APM Terminals, he was responsible for directing the overall operations of a 350-acre marine terminal with on-dock rail facilities, handling almost 500 vessel calls, 800,000 marine lifts, 150,000 intermodal moves and more than 1.0 million gate moves annually.

Earlier, he served as director of Mobile Container Terminal, LLC and before that as project director for APM Terminals Mobile. He also worked for APM Terminals in Baltimore and in various positions before and after SeaLand’s acquisition by the A.P. Møller - Maersk Group in 1999.

Mr. Clark graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 1995 with a B.S. degree in Marine Transportation.

"We have already established a great on-terminal experience for our customers at North Carolina Ports," said Executive Director, Paul J. Cozza. "As we continue to grow, it is absolutely vital to our success to reinforce the operational efficiencies we’ve become famous for. Brian’s key leadership role will help us navigate that growth tomorrow and into the future."

Portland (OR): Curtis Robinhold Named Port’s Next CEO

Curtis Robinhold
Photo/Port of Portland

The Port of Portland Commission selected Curtis Robinhold as the new executive director of the Port of Portland at a meeting on May 23.

Mr. Robinhold is the port’s deputy executive director. His selection is subject to successful negotiation of an employment package. He will succeed Bill Wyatt, who is retiring June 30 after 16 years as the port’s chief executive.
The port’s assets include marine terminals, Portland International and two additional airports, and a substantial portfolio of industrial parks and properties.

Mr. Robinhold joined the Port of Portland as deputy executive director in February 2014. He is responsible for port operations, commercial development, public affairs, human resources and project and technical services.

He moved to the port after serving as chief of staff to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, where he oversaw the Governor’s policy agenda, staff and policy advisors. Earlier, he was CEO of EnergyRM, a small company focused on applying energy finance practices to efficiency opportunities, and before that worked in various capacities for BP Alternative Energy. Previously, he spent 10 years working for Governor Kitzhaber on natural resource issues and for Congressman Peter DeFazio.

Mr. Robinhold holds a BA from the University of California at San Diego, as well as an MBA and a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University.

"Our goal was to find an experienced, well-rounded candidate to lead the Port into the future," said Port Commission President Jim Carter. "We were looking for someone with demonstrated skills in stakeholder engagement, consensus building, business acumen and team development and believe Curtis met all our goals for the search and the new executive director."


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