Seaports Magazine - Summer 2015 - (Page 6)

»AAPA HEADQUARTERS Ports Hit D.C. for AAPA's 2015 Spring Conference Nearly 200 port and maritime industry executives from 40 ports across the Western Hemisphere attended the AAPA 2015 Spring Conference in Washington, D.C., on April 20-22. The conference included a business program that focused on top issues currently being faced within the maritime industry, including energy resiliency, cybersecurity and port cooperation, along with advocacy sessions by key policymakers from Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, AAPA President and CEO Kurt Nagle and John Martin of Martin Associates unveiled the 2015 The State of Freight - Port Surface Transportation Infrastructure Survey on the economic impact of seaports and the critical need for infrastructure funding. Also during the conference, AAPA jointly honored Mexico's General Coordinator of Ports and Merchant Marine Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa and U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) with the association's Port Person of the Year award. Sr. Ruiz de Teresa and Sen. Vitter were selected for their dedication to improving water resources, infrastructure and freight transportation in their respective countries. AAPA thanks the sponsors of the 2015 Spring Conference: Alcalde & Fay, Boyden Global Executive Search, Cornerstone Government Affairs, Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc., Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, Hurt, Norton & Associates, Inc., Hutman Marketing Corporation, Jones Walker, Lewis Longman & Walker P.A., Mabry Public Affairs LLC, O'Donnell MMO Partners, Parsons Brinckerhoff, PortMiami, Rick Maldonado & Associates, Inc., and Saul Ewing. ● American Association of Port Authorities 1010 Duke St. Alexandria, VA 22314-3589 Tel: (703) 684-5700 Fax: (703) 684-6321 Email: Website: Administration KURT J. NAGLE, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER JEAN GODWIN, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL COUNSEL COLLEEN O'SULLIVAN, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Government Relations SUSAN MONTEVERDE, VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS JIM WALKER, DIRECTOR OF NAVIGATION POLICY & LEGISLATION JOHN YOUNG, DIRECTOR OF FREIGHT & SURFACE TRANSPORTATION POLICY PAM MAHER, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Outreach & Membership Services EDWARD L. O'CONNELL, DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP SERVICES JODI GIBSON, TRAINING & PROGRAMS COORDINATOR ALEXANDRA "ALEX" DORGAN, MANAGER OF OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION TOM HRANAC, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT AND LATIN AMERICAN FACILITATOR RAFAEL DÍAZ-BALART, LATIN AMERICAN COORDINATOR Communications AARON ELLIS, PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR MEREDITH MARTINO, DIRECTOR OF PUBLICATIONS, DIGITAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY MARY BETH LONG, SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING SPECIALIST Research & Informational Services DR. REXFORD B. SHERMAN, DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & INFORMATION SERVICES Editorial Advisory Panel CRAIG ESTABROOKS, PORT SAINT JOHN DUANE SANDUL (ADVISORY PANEL CHAIR), PORT OF REDWOOD CITY ROD KOON, PORT OF TACOMA RICHARD SCHER, MARYLAND PORT ADMINISTRATION JEAN GODWIN, AAPA AARON ELLIS, AAPA MEREDITH MARTINO, AAPA Published by 5950 NW 1st Place, Gainesville, FL 32607 Tel: (352) 332-1252, (800) 369-6220, Fax: (352) 331-3525 Chris Chiccarello Publisher Jessica Semonin Anook Commandeur Editor Sarah Sain Erik Henson Marketing Shane Holt Lauren Branin Erin Pande Project & Sales Manager Heather McMillen Vicki Sherman Media Director Jason Zawada Chris Zabel Layout & Design Sales Representatives Emma Law Amanda Blanchard ©2015 Naylor, LLC. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the publisher. JUNE 2015/AAP-Q0215/1006 6 AAPA SEAPORTS MAGAZINE

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Seaports Magazine - Summer 2015

AAPA Headquarters
From the President’s Desk
A Paradigm Shift
U.S. Ports Benefit Economy
Port Education and Training Programs for the Next Generation
WRRDA One Year Later
Saltwater in His Veins
We Need to Invest in the Backbone of Our Economy
MARAD Programs Help Ports Stay Strong
Preparing the Port Leaders of Tomorrow
Index of Advertisers

Seaports Magazine - Summer 2015