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: Greg Lovelace, Port Tampa Bay, (813) 905-5123Vice Chair: Cindy Burman, Maryland Port Administration, (410) 385-44582nd Vice Chair: Chris Chase, Port of Los Angeles, (310) 732-3846AAPA Staff Liaison: Greta Casey, (771) 212-8044Cruise 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: Derek Miller, (607) 321-9765Defense 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: Tiffoni Buckle McCartney, Georgia Ports Authority, (912) 964-3973 2nd Vice Chair: Emily Federer, Port of New Orleans, (504) 528-3344 3rd Vice Chair: Carly Beck, Port of Cleveland, (419) 386-6095 AAPA Staff Liaison: Ian Gansler, (508) 654-4264Environment Committee webpageEnvironment Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Landside infrastructure, marine terminal design and construction
Chair: Patrick Blair, P.E., Port Tampa Bay, (813) 905-5001Vice Chair: Brandon Bergeron, P.E., Port of Beaumont, (409) 835-53672nd Vice Chair: Maria Rivas, P.E., Hatch, (346) 901-60202nd Vice Chair: Nick Pestello, P.E., Port of Lake Charles, (337) 794-3687Staff Liaison: John Bressler, (771) 212-8030Facilities Engineering Committee webpage
Facilities Engineering Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Port administration, financing, accounting practices
Chair: Delphine Prevost, Port of Oakland, (510) 627-1141Vice Chair: Kevin Beardsley, Duluth Seaway Port Authority, (218) 727-85252nd Vice Chair: Mary Kay Radford, Maryland Port Administration, (410) 385-4697AAPA Staff Liaison: Charissa Meikle, (771) 212-8073Finance 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: Shawn Balcomb, (771) 212-8033K&L Gates Liaison: Brian HopkinsHarbors & Navigation Committee webpageHarbors & Navigation Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Information technology, cybersecurity
Chair: Ken Washington, Port Tampa Bay, (813) 905-5100Vice Chair: Michael Fink, Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay, (215) 925-26152nd Vice Chair: Milton Corney, Port of South Louisiana, (985) 618-9479AAPA Staff Liaison: Liz Mancini, (202) 604-5737Information 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: Lauren Beagen, Squall Strategies, (231) 645-2271AAPA Staff Liaison: Cary Davis, (202) 792-4033Law Review Committee webpageLaw Review Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Port real estate, industrial development, energy cargoes, master planning & research
Chair: Joseph Cappel, PPM, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, (419) 243-8251Vice Chair: Jorge A. Hernández, Port Everglades, (954) 468-35012nd Vice Chair: Franc J. Pigna, Aegir Port Property Advisers, (305) 529-2281AAPA Staff Liaison: Shannon McLeod, (757) 412-9466Maritime Economic Development Committee webpageMaritime Economic Development Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Media and public outreach, community programs, workforce education
Chair: Renee Aragon Dolese, Port of New Orleans, (504) 528-3363AAPA Staff Liaison: Melodie George, (771) 212-8043 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: Paul Anderson, Port Tampa Bay, (813) 905-5104AAPA Staff Liaison: Cary Davis, (202) 792-4033
Administers the AAPA Professional Port Manager (PPM®) certification program.
Chairman: Dr. Noel Hacegaba, PPM, Port of Long Beach, (562) 283-7071 AAPA Staff Liaison: Shannon McLeod, (757) 412-9466