Port People: Baltimore, South Louisiana

Baltimore: Dean, Huber and Lunn Named to Maryland Port Commission

Governor Larry Hogan recently appointed Christian Dean of Timonium, Robert Huber and Rev. Dr. John Lunn, Sr., to the Maryland Port Commission (MPC).

Mr. Dean is vice president of sales for the Maryland and Capital Regions of First National Bank of Pennsylvania. His background includes service in the U.S. Coast Guard and extensive experience in banking, finance, and risk management in the maritime industry.

Mr. Huber is a former Maryland Port Administration real estate administrator who drafted and amended maritime leases and secured appraisals for MPA properties.

Rev. Lunn, pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Baltimore since 1976, spent 30 years as a middle and high school teacher in Howard County.

They join Brenda Dandy, Walter Tilley, David Richardson, and Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn and replace Theodore Venetoulis, Donald Fry and Rev. Donte Hickman Sr., on the seven-member commission.

The MPC is charged with establishing polices directed toward improving the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore’s competitive position within the international maritime industry. Transportation Secretary Rahn serves as chair and presides at monthly commission meetings. Commissioners serve terms of three years.

From left: Maryland Port Commissioners Christian Dean, Robert Huber and John Lunn, Sr.
Photo/Maryland Port Administration

New South Louisiana Port Commissioners Songy and Hickerson

Judy Songy and Whitney Hickerson were sworn in August 10 as members of the South Louisiana Port Commission, just days after their appointments by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Judy B. Songy, a retired Century 21 owner/broker who still pursues real estate sales, property management and real estate consulting part-time, will serve as a representative of St. John the Baptist Parish.

Whitney Hickerson, retired in 2004 from DuPont Company where he worked as a cost accountant, is currently a residential home builder. He represents St. James Parish on the port commission.

The commission board consists of nine members, with three residing in each of the parishes within the port’s jurisdiction. The other commissioners include: D. Paul Robichaux, P. Joey Murray III, and Kelly Buckwalter of St. Charles Parish; Joseph M. Scontrino III and Patrick C. Sellars of St. John the Baptist Parish; and Robert "Poncho" Roussel and Stanley Bazile of St. James Parish.

South Louisiana Port Commissioners Whitney Hickerson (left) and Judy B. Songy
Photo/Port of South Louisiana