Technical committees can include individuals from all membership categories, and they help the Association set policy, develop new programs and serve as a valuable resource to AAPA members.
Cruise terminals, operations, marketing and itineraries
Chair: Lauren Gleason, Massport, (617) 946-4411Vice Chair: Andrew Dixon, Port Saint John, (506) 636-40212nd Vice Chair: Greg Lovelace, Port Tampa Bay, (813) 905-5123AAPA Staff Liaison: Jen Wilk, (703) 254-7098Cruise Committee webpage Cruise Committee roster (AAPA members only)
U.S. military operations, strategic ports
Chair: Chris Fisher, Port of Beaumont, (409) 835-5367 x222 AAPA Staff Liaison: Jim Walker, (703) 254-7105 Defense Committee webpageDefense Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Air quality, water quality, stormwater, contaminated sediment, sustainability, environmental management systems, engaging stakeholders and communities
Chair: Jason Jordan, The Northwest Seaport Alliance, (253) 830-5321Vice Chair: Charles Liou, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, (212) 435-44312nd Vice Chair: Gretchen Barrera, Alabama State Port Authority, (251) 441-7086AAPA Staff Liaison: Ian Gansler, (508) 654-4264Environment Committee webpageEnvironment Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Landside infrastructure, marine terminal design and construction
Chair: Christopher B. Novack, P.E., Georgia Ports Authority, (912) 964-3922Vice Chair: John Foglesong, P.E., Port Everglades, (954) 468-0142AAPA Staff Liaison: Paula Gonzalez, (703) 517-6129 Facilities Engineering Committee webpageFacilities Engineering Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Port administration, financing, accounting practices
Chair: Wonza Spann-Nicholas, Maryland Port Administration, (410) 385-4560Vice Chair: Delphine Prevost, Port of Oakland, (510) 627-1141AAPA Staff Liaison: Maranda Jones-Anderson, (301) 213-8511Finance Committee webpageFinance Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Waterside infrastructure, federal navigation channel, dredging, dredged material placement
Chair: Randy Lewis, Port of Grays Harbor, (360) 533-9513Vice Chair: Patrick Blair, Port Tampa Bay, (813) 905-5001AAPA Staff Liaison: Jim Walker, (703) 254-7105Harbors & Navigation Committee webpageHarbors & Navigation Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Information technology, cybersecurity
Chair: Michelle R. Thames, PortMiami, (305) 960-5452 Vice Chair: Ken Washington, Port Tampa Bay, (813) 905-51002nd Vice Chair: Michael Fink, Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay, (215) 925-2615AAPA Staff Liaison: Direna Cousins, (703) 706-4708Information Technology Committee webpageInformation Technology Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Legal issues, litigation, contracts
Chair: Heather McCloskey, Port of Los Angeles, (310) 732-3750 Vice Chair: Nathan Orf, Port of Portland, (503) 415-62542nd Vice Chair: Lauren Beagen, Squall Strategies, (231) 645-2271AAPA Staff Liaison: Cary Davis, (267) 625-1551Law Review Committee webpageLaw Review Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Port real estate, industrial development, energy cargoes, master planning & research
Chair: Patrick Robitaille, Québec Port Authority, (418) 648-4956Vice Chair: Joseph Cappel, PPM, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, (419) 243-82512nd Vice Chair: Chett Chiasson, Port Fourchon, (985) 632-6701AAPA Staff Liaison: Cary Davis, (267) 625-1551Maritime Economic Development Committee webpageMaritime Economic Development Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Media and public outreach, community programs, workforce education
Chair: Robert Morris, Georgia Ports Authority, (912) 964-3855Vice Chair: Renee Aragon Dolese, Port of New Orleans, (504) 528-33632nd Vice Chair: Jenna MacDonald, Port of Belledune, (506) 522-8382 AAPA Staff Liaison: Jen Wilk, (703) 254-7098 Public Relations Committee webpagePublic Relations Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Cargo and facility security, security personnel
Chair: Jill Taylor, Port of Los Angeles, (310) 732-7628 Vice Chair: Mark Dubina, Port Tampa Bay, (813) 241-1893AAPA Staff Liaison: Derek Miller, (607) 321-9765Security Committee webpageSecurity Committee roster (AAPA members only)
There are two policy committees that are limited in membership and activity by virtue of the AAPA bylaws or by tradition.
The United States Legislative Policy Council (LPC) reviews the legislation and governmental relations program and activities of the Association.
Chairman: Mario Cordero, J.D., Port of Long Beach, (360) 533-9530AAPA Staff Liaison: Chris Connor, (201) 310-5840
Administers the AAPA Professional Port Manager (PPM®) certification program.
Chairman: Dr. Noel Hacegaba, PPM, Port of Long Beach, (562) 283-7071 AAPA Staff Liaison: Devin Stubbs, (703) 718-1410