Categories for Maritime hires and promotions

Hasegawa and Mohamed Make History at the Port of Seattle

WA, United States

Toshiko Hasegawa and Hamdi Mohamed made history today when they became the first women of color to join the Port of Seattle Commission. For the first time in the organization’s 110-year history, a majority of Port of Seattle Commissioners are people of color. The Port’s aviation and maritime gateways are critical to supporting economic vitality,… Read More

Maritime Industry New Hires and Promotions

Biren Brahmbhatt – Promoted to Senior Manager – BD & Contracts at Adani Ports and SEZ Fernando Remolina – Promoted to Director of Operations at ASTIVIK SHIPYARD Patrick Parsons – Promoted to Counsel & Senior Manager – Government Affairs at American Waterways Operators

Carteret County hires Division of Coastal Management staffer Ryan Davenport as next shore protection office manager

NC, United States

EMERALD ISLE —  Carteret County officials announced Tuesday afternoon they have hired Ryan Davenport of the state Division of Coastal Management as shore protection officer manager, replacing Greg Rudolph, who resigned in November after 20 years in the job in order to pursue new opportunities. Mr. Davenport was chosen from a pool of more than… Read More

Ørsted grows leadership team in New England

MA, United States

Ørsted has hired Nicole M. Verdi as senior manager of government affairs and policy in New England. A practicing attorney, she joins Ørsted from the Rhode Island state Senate, where she served as Chief Legal Counsel. Prior to that, she served as a senior member of the governor’s staff in the administration of former Rhode… Read More

Aaron Pritchard Selected as Chief of Staff for the Port of Seattle Commission

WA, United States

Aaron Pritchard has been hired as Chief of Staff for the Port of Seattle Commission.  Pritchard brings over two decades of government experience to the position, including a prior role as interim commission chief of staff, along with years of congressional and legal work in Washington DC, Washington state, and the City of Seattle. “I’m… Read More

Port of South Louisiana names Paul Matthews as new executive director

LA, United States

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of South Louisiana has selected Paul Matthews to serve as the port’s next executive director, effective January 15, 2022. Matthews is replacing long-time executive director Paul Aucoin, who served the port for over eight years and led the organization through record growth. Matthews served most recently as Deputy… Read More

Port of New Orleans and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Boards elect Ponstein as Chairman

LA, United States

Ponstein joined the Board in March 2018 when he was appointed by Gov. John Bel Edwards. He succeeds William H. Langenstein, III, whose term as Chairman expired this month. Langenstein will continue to serve on the Board as a commissioner until his five-year term ends in February 2023. With the alignment of the Port of… Read More

Weeks Marine Appoints Richard S. Weeks (“Rich Weeks”) as Chairman of the Board

NJ, United States

Weeks Marine, Inc. is proud to announce that its Board of Directors has elected Richard S. Weeks (“Rich Weeks”) as Chairman of the Board. Rich Weeks has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Weeks, and he will continue as Chief Executive Officer in addition to his new duties as Chairman. Rich Weeks succeeds… Read More

Maritime Industry New Hires and Promotions

James West – Promoted to Global Business Manager at Marine Aids to Navigation

Pontchartrain Conservancy Names Director of Communications, Development

LA, United States

NEW ORLEANS – Pontchartrain Conservancy — a nonprofit organization dedicated to driving environmental sustainability and stewardship through scientific research, education and advocacy — announced that Regina Wilkins will serve as its new director of communications and development. “Our organization is incredibly excited to have Regina Wilkins join our team as we continue to do essential… Read More

Maine Maritime names next president

ME, United States

Maine Maritime Academy’s Board of Trustees announced today that Jerald “Jerry” Paul has been named as the Castine, Maine., college’s 15th president. Paul, who is currently president of Capitol Access and a 1989 graduate of the institution, will take office this spring. He will succeed William Brennan, who steps down from the position at the… Read More

Abbey Heimensen appointed to VP of Marketing, MarineMax

FL, United States

MarineMax recently announced the appointment of Abbey Heimensen to the role of Vice President of Marketing, overseeing a robust and talented team that delivers marketing support for MarineMax’s national retail network of over 77 stores and diverse business units. Shawn Berg, MarineMax Chief Digital Officer comments, “Abbey’s passion, commitment, and dedication to MarineMax and our… Read More

AWO appoints Peter Schrappen as VP – Pacific Region

WA, United States

The American Waterways Operators reports that Peter Schrappen will join the organization’s staff as Vice President – Pacific Region on December 13. Schrappen, who has 23 years of legislative and advocacy experience, currently serves as Vice President and Director of Government Affairs of the Northwest Marine Trade Association and Board Chairman of the Washington Maritime… Read More

SEACORP Appoints David Cadorette as President

RI, United States

SEACORP, LLC. (SEACORP) Chief Executive Officer Roy Kapani is pleased to announce the appointment of David Cadorette as President, effective January 1, 2022. His appointment is a clear reflection of the company’s current state: excited after another strong year of growth and ready to take on the future. SEACORP is poised for major expansion in the Distributed Maritime Operations market,… Read More

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