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Seaports Association Installs Groseclose as New Chairman
2006 Board of Directors Also Named
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 27, 2005) – The American
Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)—the organization
representing public ports throughout the Western Hemisphere—at its
membership meeting today during its 94th Annual Convention in Tampa
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installed Bernard S. Groseclose, Jr., president and CEO of South
Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA), as the new chairman of the
AAPA board of directors for its 2006 fiscal year.
“Bernie Groseclose is extremely well respected
by his colleagues in the port industry,” said AAPA President Kurt
Nagle. “He was unanimously elected to be chairman of the board by
port officials throughout the Western Hemisphere. We look forward
to his leadership in these challenging times.”
Mr. Groseclose arrived at SCSPA 20 years ago,
first serving as the ports authority’s planning and development
director. He was appointed president and CEO in 1997.
Prior to joining SCSPA, Mr. Groseclose spent
six years with Rockwell International, rising to the position of
manager of financial analysis.
Mr. Groseclose is a member of the Executive
Committee and third vice president of the International Association
of Ports and Harbors, and has served on the AAPA Board for nine
years. He is currently chairman of AAPA’s Curriculum Committee and
has served as chair of the association’s Planning and Research
Committee. He has also represented AAPA on the Marine
Transportation System National Advisory Council.
Mr. Groseclose, who earned a degree in business
administration (economics) from Hampden-Sydney College and a master
in business administration from the College of William and Mary, is
a co-author of the book, “Strategic Planning: A Guide for the Port
Industry.” He serves on the Committee on Ports & Channels for the
National Academy of Science’s Transportation Research Board, and on
the advisory council for both the Intermodal Transportation Program
at the College of Charleston, and the Center for International
Business at the University of South Carolina.
Previously, he served as chairman of the South
Carolina World Trade Center – Charleston, and as president of the
South Atlantic & Caribbean Ports Association.
In addition to naming Bernard Groseclose as its
new chairman, AAPA installed the full slate of officers for 2006.
Named as the association’s U.S. delegation chairman-elect was Warren
McCrimmon, Toledo-Lucas County (Ohio) Port Authority’s seaport
director. Jerry Bridges, Port of Oakland’s executive director, was
named vice-chairman of the U.S. delegation.
J. Keith Robson, Hamilton (Ontario) Port
Authority’s president and CEO, became AAPA’s Canadian delegation
chairman for 2006, while Capt. Allen Domaas, PPM®, Fraser River
(B.C.) Port Authority’s president and CEO, was named chairman-elect.
Karen Oldfield, Halifax (Nova Scotia) Port Authority’s president and
CEO, was installed as the delegation’s vice-chairman.
For the Caribbean delegation, Port Point Lisas
(Trinidad) Manager Kurt Allahar received the chairmanship nod for
2006, while Leonard Morris, Barbados Port Inc.’s divisional manager
of operations, was named the Caribbean delegation’s chairman-elect.
Ray George, British Virgin Island Port Authority’s managing
director, was named Caribbean delegation vice-chairman.
AAPA named Valentin Morán, gerente general of
Consorcio de Gestión del Puerto de Bahía Blanca (Argentina), as the
Latin American delegation’s 2006 chairman. Agustin Díaz, Curaçao
Ports Authority’s managing director, was named Latin American
delegation chairman-elect and José Luis Iberri, API Guaymas’
(Mexico) director general, was named vice-chairman.