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: Meredith Martino, (703) 706-4718Cruise 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) 706-4706 Defense Committee webpageDefense Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Air quality, water quality, stormwater, contaminated sediment, sustainability, environmental management systems, engaging stakeholders and communities
Chair: Amelia Pellegrin, Port of New Orleans, (504) 528-3301Vice Chair: Jason Jordan, The Northwest Seaport Alliance, (253) 830-5321Secretary: Charles Liou, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, (212) 435-4431AAPA Staff Liaison: Evan Chapman, (703) 706-4712Environment 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: Tom Hranac, (703) 706-4708 Facilities Engineering Committee webpageFacilities Engineering Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Port administration, financing, accounting practices
Chair: Robert DeAngelis, Port of San Diego, (619) 686-6200Vice Chair: Wonza Spann-Nicholas, Maryland Port Administration, (410) 385-4560AAPA Staff Liaison: Ed O'Connell, (703) 706-4709Finance Committee webpageFinance Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Waterside infrastructure, federal navigation channel, dredging, dredged material placement
Chair: Channing F. Hayden, Jr., Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District, (337) 493-3620Vice Chair: Kit Chope, Port of Virginia, (757) 683-2152AAPA Staff Liaison: Jim Walker, (703) 706-4715 Harbors & 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: Meredith Martino, (703) 706-4718 Information 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: Michael Dees, Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District, (337) 493-3504Vice Chair: Danny Wan, Port of Oakland, (510) 627-1212AAPA Staff Liaison: Cary Davis, (703) 706-4703Law 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) 243-8251AAPA Staff Liaison: Andrew Cameron, (703) 706-4713Maritime 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: Aaron Ellis, (703) 706-4714 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: Cary Davis, (703) 706-4703Security 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, (703) 684-5700
Administers the AAPA Professional Port Manager (PPM®) certification program.
Chairman: Dr. Noel Hacegaba, PPM, Port of Long Beach, (562) 283-7071 AAPA Staff Liaison: Mary Beth Long, (703) 706-4707