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.


AAPA Commissioners Seminar
 will take place December 7-9, 2021 and will deliver timely, relevant content from experts, exclusive networking and interaction with colleagues and educational opportunities from industry solution providers. The event will offer companies heightened visibility through sponsorship opportunities and give sponsors the opportunity to connect with potential customers.

Click here to download the draft agenda

 AAPA's Premier Fleet Sponsor 

 AAPA's Premier Anchor Sponsor 

Registration Rates:

   Early Bird Rate  Regular Rate 
Member   $925   $975 
Non-Member  $1,150  $1,200
The deadline for the early bird rate is November 16, 2021.

Registration Policy
AAPA hosted seminar and event registrations can not be confirmed until payment has been received. Payment is required during online registration and can be submitted during the “checkout” process by providing a credit card, ACH, or PO number. Payment or an approved purchase order must be received prior to or at registration on the first day of the event to gain access. Please contact Renita Gross by email at for assistance if you have any questions regarding the registration policy.

Hotel Information:
Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101

Click here to make your online reservation, or call the hotel at 619-232-1234. The group rate is $239/night plus tax (single/double). To get this rate, please mention that you are attending the AAPA Commissioner's Seminar. The deadline for the group rate is Tuesday, November 16, 2021 (rooms may not be available at the group rate after the deadline, and rooms are on a first-come first-serve basis). Check-in is at 4:00 p.m.; check-out is at 11:00 a.m.

No Refund/Cancellation Policy for Registrations
Registration fees for seminars and events are non-refundable. If a registrant needs 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.

If AAPA cancels an event, registrants will be notified in writing.

To use a credit to pay for your registration fee, please select Purchase Order when you register and type "use credit" without the quotes in the PO field. Your credit will be processed and an updated email confirmation will be sent from Imani Poindexter by email at Please contact Imani Poindexter if you have any questions about your remaining credit. Credits do not work as a payment method online. 
12/7/2021 - 12/9/2021
Manchester Grand Hyatt One Market Place San Diego, CA 92101 UNITED STATES

Event Pricing

ItemReg. ClassPrice
Seminar Attendee RegistrationMember975.00
Seminar Attendee RegistrationNon Member1200.00
Staff RegistrationMember0.00
Staff RegistrationNon Member0.00



Tuesday, 07 December 2021

12/7/2021 - 12/9/2021

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
8:30 AM

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
9:00 AM

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
10:00 AM

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
10:45 AM

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

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

Leadership Strategies for Driving Cyber Resilience in Ports
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
1:30 PM

And Hurting the Climate
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
2:15 PM

3:15 PM

Infrastructure, Stimulus, and Budget Investments in 2021
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
4:00 PM

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5:00 PM

Wednesday, 08 December 2021

Governing Board Members
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
8:45 AM

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

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
12:15 PM

2:15 PM

4:45 PM

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Attendee Roster

Mr. Dan CroftPort Freeport (979) 233-2667dcroft@portfreeport.comCROFT, DAN21COMMISS
Georgine GuilloryPort of BeaumontCommissioner(409) 835-5367Georgineguillory@att.netGUILLORY, GEORGINE21COMMISS
Mr. Roy KeckPort of BentonCommissioner(509) 375-3060keck@portofbenton.comKECK, ROY21COMMISS
Mr. Robert J. KnesalMississippi State Port Authority at GulfportPort Commissioner(228) 865-4300bobby.knesal@h2oinnovation.comKNESAL, ROBERT21COMMISS
Hung T. MaiPort Tampa BayCommissioner(813) 905-5130hmai@tampaport.comMAI, HUNG21COMMISS
Mr. James C. Simpson, Jr.Mississippi State Port Authority at GulfportPort Commissioner(228) 865-4300jcs@wisecarter.comSIMPSON, JAMES21COMMISS
Mr. Ravi K. SinghaniaPort FreeportCommissioner(979) 233-2667 x4324rsinghania@portfreeport.comSINGHANIA, RAVI21COMMISS
Mr. Lee E. Smith    SMITH, LEE21COMMISS
Mr. John WoodBrownsville Navigation District - Port of BrownsvilleChairman, Port Commissioners(956) 831-4592 WOOD, JOHN21COMMISS