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»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: info@aapa-ports.org Website: www.aapa-ports.org Administration KURT J. NAGLE, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER knagle@aapa-ports.org JEAN GODWIN, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL COUNSEL jgodwin@aapa-ports.org COLLEEN O'SULLIVAN, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT cosullivan@aapa-ports.org Government Relations SUSAN MONTEVERDE, VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS smonteverde@aapa-ports.org JIM WALKER, DIRECTOR OF NAVIGATION POLICY & LEGISLATION jwalker@aapa-ports.org JOHN YOUNG, DIRECTOR OF FREIGHT & SURFACE TRANSPORTATION POLICY jyoung@aapa-ports.org PAM MAHER, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT pmaher@aapa-ports.org Outreach & Membership Services EDWARD L. O'CONNELL, DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP SERVICES eoconnell@aapa-ports.org JODI GIBSON, TRAINING & PROGRAMS COORDINATOR jgibson@aapa-ports.org ALEXANDRA "ALEX" DORGAN, MANAGER OF OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION adorgan@aapa-ports.org TOM HRANAC, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT AND LATIN AMERICAN FACILITATOR thranac@aapa-ports.org RAFAEL DÍAZ-BALART, LATIN AMERICAN COORDINATOR rdbalart@aapa-ports.org Communications AARON ELLIS, PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR aellis@aapa-ports.org MEREDITH MARTINO, DIRECTOR OF PUBLICATIONS, DIGITAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY mmartino@aapa-ports.org MARY BETH LONG, SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING SPECIALIST mlong@aapa-ports.org Research & Informational Services DR. REXFORD B. SHERMAN, DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & INFORMATION SERVICES rsherman@aapa-ports.org 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 cchiccarello@naylor.com Jessica Semonin jsemonin@naylor.com Anook Commandeur acommand@naylor.com Editor Sarah Sain Erik Henson ssain@naylor.com ehenson@naylor.com Marketing Shane Holt Lauren Branin sholt@naylor.com lbranin@naylor.com Erin Pande Project & Sales Manager epande@naylor.com Heather McMillen Vicki Sherman hmcmillen@naylor.com vsherman@naylor.com Media Director Jason Zawada Chris Zabel jzawada@naylor.com czabel@naylor.com Layout & Design Sales Representatives Emma Law Amanda Blanchard ablanchard@naylor.com ©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 http://www.aapa-ports.org

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

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