Commissioners Seminar

Commissioners Seminar
Participate in this one of a kind seminar for members of port governing boards and commissions. Whether you are a new or an experienced board member, hear from experts within the field and share your own port stories.



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Hotel Information:

Grand Hyatt San Francisco
345 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (800) 233-1234 or (415) 398-1234
Room Rate: $329.00 single/double
Room Block Cut-Off Date: May 27, 2019

***A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved, so please make your hotel arrangements early.***

$995 Member
$1195 Non-Member

When
6/18/2019 - 6/20/2019
Where
Grand Hyatt San Francisco 345 Stockton St San Francisco, CA 94108

Event Pricing

ItemReg. ClassPrice
Seminar RegistrationMember995.00
Seminar RegistrationNon Member1195.00

Program

   

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

 
8:00 AM

Speakers:
Kurt Nagle, President & CEO, AAPA
Elaine Forbes, Executive Director, Port of San Francisco
Time
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
8:30 AM

Understand the forecasts and trends that will impact your port’s business lines.

Speaker:
Walter H. Kemmsies, Ph.D., Managing Director, Economist & Chief Strategist,
JLL Ports Airports & Global Infrastructure, Baltimore, MD
Time
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
9:00 AM

Data and analytics hit a stride in maturity, and evidence-based decision making becomes commonplace.

Speaker: Thierry M. Prate, KPMG
Time
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
9:45 AM

Time
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
10:30 AM

As ports embrace opportunities to embrace an evolving digital landscape, board members can support this process by making it an issue of leadership (not IT) and allocating resources towards digital goals.

Speaker: Chris Wilch, Data and Artificial Intelligence Solutions Specialist, Microsoft Corporation, Salem, OR.
Time
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
10:45 AM

Ports must be ready to confront challenges as dramatic as increased severe weather events and cyber attacks, as well as more subtle but nonetheless serious shifts in the landscape such as a changing energy landscape and telecommunications networks that are stretched beyond capacity.

Speaker: Helen Brohl, Director of the Executive Secretariat, Committee on the Marine Transportation System, Washington, DC.
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
11:30 AM

Time
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
12:15 PM

Even the most effective governing boards must deal with conflict among their members from time to time. Be part of a discussion that highlights how to navigate conflict and turn competing viewpoints from liabilities into assets.

Speakers:  Ron Brinson, PPM, North Charleston, SC
Thomas Kornegay, P.E., PPM, Principal, Kornegay & Company, LLC, Houston, TX
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
1:30 PM

Time
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
3:00 PM

Bringing in a variety of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences can be key to an organization’s success.

Speaker:  Susan Shey Dvonch, Partner, Shey-Harding Executive Search, Seal Beach, CA.
Time
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
3:15 PM

Have you made your plans to be in Norfolk this October? The Port of Virginia is hosting the 108th Annual AAPA Annual Convention October 13-16 and will highlight how Virginia is revolutionizing America’s first port. Attendees will be treated to the very best hospitality this vibrant waterfront city has to offer, including a closing sunset reception on the deck of the Battleship Wisconsin.

Speaker:  Meredith Martino, Vice President of Member Engagement, American Association of Port Authorities
Time
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
4:00 PM

Ports are pursuing many different rail strategies to grow beyond existing local and inland markets, including developing new on-dock rail infrastructure, rail-served business parks, inland ports and rail shuttles. This session will present a survey of rail strategies, case studies and an overview of approaches to engagement with the railroads, as well as a review of review challenges and solutions to maximizing the port’s return on rail investments, as measured in economic, community, and environmental benefits.

Speaker:  John Elliott, Senior Vice President, Strategic Rail Finance, Philadelphia, PA
Time
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
4:15 PM

Sponsored by the Port of San Francisco

Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
5:30 PM

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

 
Time
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
8:15 AM

Understand the legal issues facing your port and your personal exposure as a Board member.

Speaker: Danny W. Wan, Port Attorney, Port of Oakland.

Time
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
8:45 AM

Time
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
10:00 AM

Hear from corporate and board governance expert Elaine Roper about the key elements of board governance and developing an effective relationship between board members and CEOs.

Speaker: Elaine Roper, Partner, Odgers Berndtson, Toronto, ON, CANADA.
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
10:15 AM

Port CEOs and board members will discuss how they have partnered successfully for the benefit of their organizations.

Speakers:  William D. Friedman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Port of Cleveland
Jan L. Roller, Board Chair, Port of Cleveland
Jim Quinn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Port Saint John, CANADA
Lisa Keenan, Board of Directors, Port Saint John, CANADA
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM

Time
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
12:00 PM

How ports can avoid being caught up in escalating policy disputes and high stakes disagreements.

Speaker: John McLaurin, President, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, San Francisco, CA.
Time
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
1:15 PM

Understand how energy is evolving in the maritime industry and how these developments will impact maritime operations.

Speaker: R. Adm. Peter W. Gautier, US Coast Guard Eleventh District, Alameda, CA
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
2:00 PM

Time
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
2:45 PM

How factors such as growing e-commerce, shortages in the truck driver industry and increasing costs of global shipping are affecting the supply chain and ports.

Speaker: Stuart Klein, Director, A.T. Kearney, Inc., San Francisco, California.
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
3:00 PM

Every port has infrastructure projects, but what steps are necessary to scale up from terminal-scale projects to landscape-altering, billion-dollar investments?

Speakers:  Randa J. Coniglio, President & CEO, Port of San Diego
Elaine Forbes, Executive Director, Port of San Francisco
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

Thursday, 20 June 2019

 
Time
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
8:00 AM

Time
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
8:30 AM

Time
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
9:00 AM

Time
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
9:00 AM

Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
11:30 AM

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Attendee Roster

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 Port of San Francisco (415) 274-0401  19COMM
Mr. Jerry AllenderCanaveral Port AuthorityPort Commissioner(321) 783-7831 x 160jallender@portcanaveral.comALLENDER, JERRY19COMM
Mr. Pat AndersonPort of BeaumontVice President, Board of Commissioners(409) 835-5367as@pobtx.comANDERSON, PAT19COMM
Mr. Paul AucoinPort of South LouisianaExecutive Director(985) 653-0798paucoin@portsl.comAUCOIN, PAUL19COMM
Mr. Glen BachmanPort of EverettCommissioner(425) 388-0625glenb@portofeverett.comBACHMAN, GLEN19COMM
Ms. Elizabeth BeetonPort of GalvestonBoard of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves(409) 766-6101beeton.elizabeth@gmail.comBEETON, ELIZABETH19COMM
Mr. Harold BistlineCanaveral Port AuthorityPort Attorney(321) 639-0505sbmmglaw@aol.comBISTLINE, HAROLD19COMM
Mr. Richie BlinkPlaquemines Port, Harbor and Terminal DistrictCommissioner(504) 682-7920rblink@ppgov.netBLINK, RICHIE19COMM
Mr. Patrick BoyleDuluth Seaway Port AuthorityCommissioner(218) 727-8525boylep@stlouiscountymn.govBOYLE, PATRICK19COMM
Mrs. Melanie BradfordCanaveral Port AuthoritySpecial Assistant/Liaison - Board of Commissioners(321) 783-7831 x 160mbradford@portcanaveral.comBRADFORD, MELANIE19COMM
Ms. Kimberly BrandonPort of San FranciscoPresident, San Francisco Port Commission(415) 274-0406amy.quesada@sfport.comBRANDON, KIMBERLY19COMM
Mr. J. Ron Brinson, PPM  (843) 552-7980rbrin@aol.comBRINSON, J. RON19COMM
Ms. Helen BrohlCommittee on the Marine Transportation SystemDirector of the Executive Secretariat(202) 366-3612Helen.brohl@cmts.govBROHL, HELEN19COMM
Mr. C. Michael CallaisPort FourchonPort Commissioner(985) 632-6701callaism@portfourchon.comCALLAIS, C. MICHAEL19COMM
Mr. Joel T. ChaissonPort of South LouisianaSpecial Projects/Governmental Affairs(985) 652-9278jtchaisson@portsl.comCHAISSON, JOEL19COMM
Mr. John ComeauxPort of Port Arthur Navigation DistrictCommissioner(409) 983-2011sandra@portpa.comCOMEAUX, JOHN19COMM
Ms. Randa J. ConiglioPort of San DiegoPresident & CEO(619) 686-7217rconiglio@portofsandiego.orgCONIGLIO, RANDA19COMM
Mr. Jay CuellarCalhoun Port AuthorityBoard Member(361) 987-2813jcuellar@calhounport.comCUELLAR, JAY19COMM
Mr. Bill DarlingPort of BeaumontBoard of Commissioners(409) 835-5367as@pobtx.comDARLING, BILL19COMM
Mr. Luis J. De La GarzaCalhoun Port AuthorityBoard Member(361) 987-2813ldelagarza@calhounport.comDE LA GARZA, LUIS19COMM
Ms. Susan Shey DvonchShey-Harding Executive SearchPartner(562) 252-8516sue@shey-harding.comDVONCH, SUSAN19COMM
Mr. John ElliottStrategic Rail FinanceSenior Vice President jelliott@strategicrail.comELLIOTT, JOHN19COMM
Mr. David EmersonPort Saint John (506) 636-4869demerson@sjport.comEMERSON, DAVID19COMM
Mr. Eric England, PPMCaddo-Bossier PortExecutive Port Director(318) 524-2272erice@portsb.comENGLAND, ERIC19COMM
Mr. Bruce FingarsonPort of EverettCommissioner(425) 259-3164brucef@portofeverett.comFINGARSON, BRUCE19COMM
Ms. Elaine ForbesPort of San FranciscoExecutive Director(415) 274-0445elaine.forbes@sfport.comFORBES, ELAINE19COMM
Mr. William D. FriedmanPort of ClevelandPresident & Chief Exec. Officer(216) 377-1339William.Friedman@portofcleveland.comFRIEDMAN, WILLIAM19COMM
Mrs. Donna GatesPort Saint JohnVice Chair, Board of Directors(506) 636-4869knelson@sjport.comGATES, DONNA19COMM
R. Adm. Peter W. GautierUS Coast Guard (202) 372-1171Deidra.D.Sousa@uscg.milGAUTIER, PETER19COMM
Ms. Jodi GibsonAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesManager of Training and Programs(253) 238-0446jgibson@aapa-ports.orgGIBSON, JODI19COMM
Mr. Rodney Gisclair, Sr.Port FourchonPort Commissioner(985) 632-6701rodneyg@portfourchon.comGISCLAIR, RODNEY19COMM
Mr. Roy GriggsCaddo-Bossier PortVice-President(318) 524-2272port@portsb.comGRIGGS, ROY19COMM
Mr. Jimmy HallCaddo-Bossier PortCommissioner(318) 524-2272port@portsb.comHALL, JIMMY19COMM
Mrs. Robyn HattawayCanaveral Port AuthorityPort Commissioner(321) 783-7831rhattaway@portcanaveral.comHATTAWAY, ROBYN19COMM
Mr. Charles R. HausmannCalhoun Port AuthorityPort Director(361) 987-2813crh@calhounport.comHAUSMANN, CHARLES19COMM
Mr. Jess HerreraPort of Hueneme/Oxnard Harbor DistrictCommissioner(805) 488-3677mkinnun@portofh.orgHERRERA, JESS19COMM
Whitney HickersonPort of South LouisianaCommissioner(985) 652-9278whickerson@portslcomm.comHICKERSON, WHITNEY19COMM
Mr. Shields A. Holladay, Sr.Calhoun Port AuthorityBoard Member(361) 920-5319tholladay@southernstl.comHOLLADAY, SHIELDS19COMM
Eng. Prince Lucky IgbinedionEdo State GovernmentEngr2348064209654princelucky6420@gmail.comIGBINEDION, PRINCE19COMM
Mr. Wayne JusticeCanaveral Port AuthorityPort Commissioner(321) 783-7831 x160wjustice@portcanaveral.comJUSTICE, WAYNE19COMM
Ms. Lorianna KastropPort of Redwood CityPort Commissioner(650) 299-0303lkastrop@redwoodcityport.comKASTROP, LORIANNA19COMM
Mr. Roy KeckPort of BentonCommissioner(509) 375-3060keck@portofbenton.comKECK, ROY19COMM
Mrs. Lisa KeenanPort Saint JohnBoard of Directors(506) 636-5377knelson@sjport.comKEENAN, LISA19COMM
Mr. Larry Kelley, PPMPort of Port Arthur Navigation DistrictExecutive Director & CEO(409) 983-2011larry@portpa.comKELLEY, LARRY19COMM
Mr. Walter H. Kemmsies, Ph.D.JLL Ports Airports & Global InfrastructureManaging Director, Economist & Chief Strategist(443) 451-2607walter.kemmsies@am.jll.comKEMMSIES, WALTER19COMM
Mr. Stuart KleinA.T. KearneyDirector(703) 247-8960Stuart.Klein@atkearney.comKLEIN, STUART19COMM
Mr. Robert J. KnesalMississippi State Port Authority at GulfportPort Commissioner(228) 865-4300bobby.knesal@utilitypartnersllc.comKNESAL, ROBERT19COMM
Mr. H. Thomas Kornegay, P.E., PPMKornegay & Company, LLCPrincipal(713) 898-9933kornegayandco@comcast.netKORNEGAY, H.19COMM
Mr. Robert D. LarsonPort of BentonCommissioner(509) 375-3060rnslarson@charter.netLARSON, ROBERT19COMM
Ms. Pamela LindseyPort of PascagoulaSecretary, Board of Commissioners(228) 762-4041bobrien@portofpascagoula.comLINDSEY, PAMELA19COMM