2019 Commissioners Seminar

2019 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.

Click here for a pdf copy of the program agenda.

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

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

Event Pricing

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



Tuesday, 18 June 2019

8:00 AM

Speaker: Kurt Nagle, President & CEO, AAPA
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.
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: Justin Clarke, Director, deal Advisory – Infrastructure, KPMG Corporate Finance, LLC, Dallas, TX.
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
9:45 AM

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.
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.
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
11:30 AM

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.
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
1:30 PM

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.
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
3:15 PM

How your port can be a community leader to train a new generation of the workforce for the jobs necessary to support a thriving maritime commerce sector.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

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

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

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.
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
8:45 AM

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.
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.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM

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.
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.
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
2:00 PM

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.
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?
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

Thursday, 20 June 2019

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
8:00 AM

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM

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Attendee Roster

Mr. Pat AndersonPort of BeaumontVice President, Board of Commissioners(409) 835-5367as@portofbeaumont.comANDERSON, PAT19COMM
Mr. Glen BachmanPort of EverettCommissioner(425) 388-0625glenb@portofeverett.comBACHMAN, GLEN19COMM
Mr. Richie BlinkPlaquemines Port, Harbor and Terminal DistrictCommissioner(504) 682-7920rblink@ppgov.netBLINK, RICHIE19COMM
Mr. Bill DarlingPort of BeaumontBoard of Commissioners(409) 835-5367sc@portofbeaumont.comDARLING, BILL19COMM
Mr. Bruce FingarsonPort of EverettCommissioner(425) 259-3164brucef@portofeverett.comFINGARSON, BRUCE19COMM
Eng. Prince Lucky IgbinedionEdo State GovernmentEngr2348064209654princelucky6420@gmail.comIGBINEDION, PRINCE19COMM
Ms. Lorianna KastropPort of Redwood CityPort Commissioner(650) 299-0303lkastrop@redwoodcityport.comKASTROP, LORIANNA19COMM
Mr. Robert J. KnesalMississippi State Port Authority at GulfportPort Commissioner(228) 865-4300BOBBY.KNESAL@UTILITYPARTNERSLLC.COMKNESAL, ROBERT19COMM
Ms. Trudy NewberryPlaquemines Port, Harbor and Terminal DistrictCommissioner(504) 682-7920tnewberry@ppgov.netNEWBERRY, TRUDY19COMM
Mr. Wayne M. RichardsPort of Palm BeachCommissioner(561) 842-4201vhoward@portofpalmbeach.comRICHARDS, WAYNE19COMM
Benny RoussellePlaquemines Port, Harbor and Terminal DistrictCommissioner(504) 682-7920brousselle@ppgov.netROUSSELLE, BENNY19COMM
Mr. Kevin SingletonPort of OrangeCommissioner(409) 883-4363ksingleton@ntned.comSINGLETON, KEVIN19COMM
Mr. Lee E. SmithPort of BeaumontPresident, Board of Commissioners(409) 835-5367as@portofbeaumont.comSMITH, LEE19COMM
Mr. Tom StigerPort of EverettCommissioner(425) 259-3164toms@portofeverett.comSTIGER, TOM19COMM
Ms. Barbara WinfreePort of OrangePresident, Board of Commissioners(409) 883-4363bwinfree1939@hotmail.comWINFREE, BARBARA19COMM
Ms. Pat YoungerGulf Ports AssociationExecutive Director(713) 816-6477gulfportsaa@aol.comYOUNGER, PAT19COMM