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David Engel Reappointed to Port of Corpus Christi Commission for Fourth Consecutive Term

Posted on February 8, 2023

David Engel was reappointed by the Corpus Christi City Council to serve another term on the Port of Corpus Christi Commission, where he currently serves as secretary.

Originally appointed in 2013 to serve as a City of Corpus Christi appointee, Engel is one of the most tenured members of the current Port Commission. He is the principal owner of Engel and Associates LLC, a management consulting firm that provides services to public and private companies. In addition to his time on the Port Commission, Engel has served as past chairman of the Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Commission, the Christus Spohn Health System and U.S.S. Lexington Museum.

“I am both humbled and honored by our Corpus Christi City Council’s decision to reappoint me to serve another term on the Port of Corpus Christi Commission,” said David Engel, Port of Corpus Christi Commissioner. “Through the years, my fellow Commissioners and I have undertaken significant projects, always with the goal of responsibly encouraging growth and commercial development in a way that best benefits the communities we serve. I look forward to continued collaboration with the City and our industry partners as the Port of Corpus Christi works to ensure a thriving economy for our region.”

From left are Port of Corpus Christi Commissioner Bryan Gulley (Nueces County appointee); Nueces County Pct. 1 Commissioner Robert Hernandez; Port of Corpus Christi Commissioner David Engel (City of Corpus Christi appointee); Nueces County Judge Connie Scott; and Port of Corpus Christi Commission Chairman Charles W. Zahn Jr. (Nueces County appointee)

“Port staff welcomes David Engel’s reappointment to the Port of Corpus Christi Commission. Commissioner Engel’s fiscal acumen as the Chair of the Audit Committee over the past six years has helped usher the Port of Corpus Christi through this era of unprecedented growth and success for the Coastal Bend, the State of Texas, and the Nation,” said Sean Strawbridge, Chief Executive Officer for the Port of Corpus Christi. “The Port of Corpus Christi remains fiscally secure for generations to come, and the new opportunities Port staff will be presenting to the Commission in the coming months will help secure the Coastal Bend’s future prosperity, including increased tax revenues for municipal and county governments. Commissioner Engel has, over his previous three terms, played a pivotal governance role in positioning the Port of Corpus Christi as a critical infrastructure asset not just for the local communities, but for Texas and the United States.”

David Engel is administered the oath of office by Nueces County Judge Connie Scott on Monday, February 6, 2023 at the Nueces County Courthouse.

In addition to serving as secretary on the Port Commission, Engel also chairs the Port Commission Audit Committee and is an active member of the Security Committee.

“The Port Commission and the entire region truly benefit from Commissioner Engel’s business insight and community focus,” said Charles W. Zahn Jr., Port of Corpus Christi Commission Chairman. “I am proud to work with Commissioner Engel and the rest of my colleagues to ensure this vital economic engine continues to provide world-class infrastructure to meet our customers’ needs and bring new growth and jobs to the entire Coastal Bend.”

About the Port of Corpus Christi

As a leader in U.S. energy export ports and a major economic engine of Texas and the nation, the Port of Corpus Christi is the largest port in the United States in total revenue tonnage. Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico with a 36-mile, soon to be 54-foot (MLLW) deep channel, the Port of Corpus Christi is a major gateway to international and domestic maritime commerce. The Port has excellent railroad and highway network connectivity via three North American Class-1 railroads and two major interstate highways. With an outstanding staff overseen by its seven-member commission, the Port of Corpus Christi is “Moving America’s Energy.”


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