Finance Seminar

Finance Seminar
If you are a CFO or administration officer, port planning professional, or other senior port executive, learn more about the complex issues relating to port finance. Topics will include new approaches in port financing, state funding and innovations in sourcing public port funding, impact of environmental issues on port facility financing, capital planning and investment, trends in tax-exempt financing for ports, risk management and insurance, bankruptcy, bond issues, and credit and collections issues.

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In partnership with SAP Concur

Required Program

Thanks to our break sponsor: 

Hotel Information:

Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
California, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 232-1234
Room Rate: $209.00 single/double
Room Block Cut-Off Date: October 19, 2020

Member: $975
Non-Member: $1200

No Refund/Cancellation Policy for Registrations
Once paid, registration fees for seminars and other events are non-refundable. If a registrant desires to cancel his or her attendance at a seminar or event, the registration fee associated with the cancellation is transferable in the form of a credit in the dollar amount of the registration fee. This credit may be used by any staff person of the registrant’s organization and may be applied to the registration fee associated with another seminar or event hosted by AAPA, including the AAPA Annual Convention. The credit associated with the cancellation must be used at a seminar or event within one (1) year from the original seminar or event date.
11/11/2020 - 11/12/2020
Manchester Grand Hyatt One Market Place San Diego, CA 92101 UNITED STATES

Event Pricing

ItemReg. ClassPrice
Seminar RegistrationMember975.00
Seminar RegistrationNon Member1200.00



Wednesday, 11 November 2020

R. Adm. Stephen P. Metruck, Executive Director, Port of Seattle Robert DeAngelis, Chairman, AAPA Finance Committee   CFO/Treasurer, Port of San Diego
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
8:30 AM

Our title sponsor SAP Concur leads off our program with opening remarks
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
8:45 AM

Robert DeAngelis, Chairman, AAPA Finance Committee
   CFO/Treasurer, Port of San Diego

Jock O'Connell, International Trade Advisor and Senior Economic Consultant, Beacon Economics and Pacific Merchant Shipping Association
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM

Discussion Leader:
Cindi J. Heffernan, CPCU, Vice President, McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc.
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM

Working Session"

Bryan Hurd, Vice President, Stroz Friedberg (an AON Company)
Sergio Kopelev, Vice President Engagement Management, Stroz Friedberg (an AON Company)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM

Franc J. Pigna, Aegir Port Property Advisors
2:45 PM - 4:30 PM
2:45 PM

Thursday, 12 November 2020

Robert DeAngelis, Chairman, AAPA Finance Committee
CFO/Treasurer, Port of San Diego

Cynthia Weed, Partner, K&L Gates
John Elliott, Senior Vice President, Strategic Rail Finance
Mary Francoeur, Managing Partner, PFM Financial Advisors
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
10:45 AM

and Current Trends in Capital Markets

Andrew Palomares, Chairman, AAPA Finance Committee
Deputy Executive Director, CFO/CAO, Port of Hueneme/Oxnard Harbor District

Kevin Archer, Associate Director, Transportation Infrastructure, S&P Global Ratings
Emma Griffith, Director, Fitch Ratings, Global Infrastructure & Project Finance
Adam Aranda, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
1:45 PM

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Attendee Roster

Mr. Joe AbstonPort of PascagoulaManager, Finance(228) 762-4041jabston@portofpascagoula.comABSTON, JOE20FINANCE
Mr. Ikponmwosa AlileThe Port Authority of New York & New JerseySupv. Financial Analyst(973) 690-3480ialile@panynj.govALILE, IKPONMWOSA20FINANCE
Mr. Kevin ArcherS&P Global - RatingsAssociate Director, Infrastructure(415) 371-5031kevin.archer@spglobal.comARCHER, KEVIN20FINANCE
Ms. Erika BarraganPort of GalvestonController(409) 766-6132ebarragan@portofgalveston.comBARRAGAN, ERIKA20FINANCE
Mr. Ricardo CharltonThe Northwest Seaport AllianceDirector, Maintenance253-428-8692rcharlton@portoftacoma.comCHARLTON, RICARDO20FINANCE
Mr. Brian CoxPort of South LouisianaDirector of Operations(985) 652-9278 X1110bcox@portsl.comCOX, BRIAN20FINANCE
Mr. David DelacPort Tampa BayCFO(813) 905-7678ddelac@tampaport.comDELAC, DAVID20FINANCE
Mr. John ElliottStrategic Rail FinanceSenior Vice President jelliott@strategicrail.comELLIOTT, JOHN20FINANCE
Mr. Ross GonzalesSt. Bernard Port, Harbor & Terminal DistrictDirector of Administration/Planning(504) 277-8418rgonzales@stbernardport.comGONZALES, ROSS20FINANCE
Mr. Drew Heaphy, PPMSt. Bernard Port, Harbor & Terminal DistrictExecutive Director(504) 277-8418dheaphy@stbernardport.comHEAPHY, DREW20FINANCE
Ms. Emily KingSAP ConcurSenior Manager, Marketing – Public Sector(703) 506-7699emily.king@concur.comKING, EMILY20FINANCE
Mrs. Lisa LefeberPort of EverettCEO/Executive Director(425) 259-3164lisal@portofeverett.comLEFEBER, LISA20FINANCE
Mr. Tracy MillsPort of BeaumontDir. of Finance & Administration(409) 835-5367tm@pobtx.comMILLS, TRACY20FINANCE
Ms. Delphine PrevostPort of OaklandManager Admin/Finance(510) 627-1141dprevost@portoakland.comPREVOST, DELPHINE20FINANCE
Ms. Mary Kay Radford, CPAMaryland Port AdministrationFinance Manager(410) 385-4697mradford@marylandports.comRADFORD, MARY KAY20FINANCE
Ms. Alissa ShayPort of Grays HarborManager of Business Development, Satsop Business Park(360) 482-1651ashay@portgrays.orgSHAY, ALISSA20FINANCE
Ms. Wonza Spann-NicholasMaryland Port AdministrationDirector, Finance(410) 385-4560wspann@marylandports.comSPANN-NICHOLAS, WONZA20FINANCE
Mrs. Erica Sylveser-BrownPlaquemines Port, Harbor and Terminal District (504) 682-7920ebrown@pphtd.comSYLVESER-BROWN, ERICA20FINANCE
Mrs. Chambrel R. WilliamsPlaquemines Port, Harbor and Terminal DistrictComptroller(504) 682-7920criley@pphtd.comWILLIAMS, CHAMBREL20FINANCE