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: Michael McLaughlin, Port of Seattle, (206) 787-3453 Vice Chair: Andrew Saporito, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, (212) 435-4217AAPA Staff Liaison: Susan Monteverde, (703) 706-4703Cruise 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: John Young, (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: Sarah Garza, Port Corpus Christi, (361) 885-6163 Vice Chair: Amelia Pellegrin, Port of New Orleans, (504) 528-3301Secretary: Jason Jordan, The Northwest Seaport Alliance, (253) 830-5321AAPA Staff Liaison: Meredith Martino, (703) 706-4718 Environment Committee webpageEnvironment Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Landside infrastructure, marine terminal design and construction
Chair: Bill Crowe, P.E., Canaveral Port Authority, (321) 783-7831, x208AAPA Staff Liaison: Ed O'Connell, (703) 706-4709 Facilities Engineering Committee webpageFacilities Engineering Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Port administration, financing, accounting practices
Chair: Andrew Palomares, Port of Hueneme, (805) 488-3677, x.2222Vice Chair: Rodger Rees, Port of Galveston, (409) 766-6101AAPA Staff Liaison: Ed O'Connell, (703) 706-4709 Finance Committee webpageFinance Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Waterside infrastructure, federal navigation channel, dredging, dredged material placement
Chair: Robert E. Musser, Jr., Canaveral Port Authority, (321) 783-7831Vice Chair: Channing F. Hayden, Jr., Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District, (337) 493-3620AAPA Staff Liaison: Jim Walker, (703) 706-4715 Harbors & Navigation Committee webpageHarbors & Navigation Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Information technology, cybersecurity
Chair: Martyn Adamson, Port of Tacoma, (253) 428-8648 1st Vice Chair: Michelle R. Thames, PortMiami, (305) 960-5452 2nd Vice Chair: Ken Washington, Port Tampa Bay, (813) 905-5100AAPA Staff Liaison: Meredith Martino, (703) 706-4708 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) 493-3504 Vice Chair: Danny Wan, Port of Oakland, (510) 627-1340AAPA Staff Liaison: Jean Godwin, (703) 684-5700 Law Review Committee webpageLaw Review Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Port real estate, industrial development, energy cargoes, master planning & research
Chair: Amy Miller, Port of Pensacola, (850) 436-5070 Vice Chair: Patrick Robitaille, Québec Port Authority, (418) 648-49562nd Vice Chair: Joseph Cappel, PPM, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, (419) 243-8251AAPA Staff Liaison: Aaron Ellis, (703) 706-4711 Maritime Economic Development Committee webpageMaritime Economic Development Committee roster (AAPA members only)
Media and public outreach, community programs, workforce education
Chair: Mélanie Nadeau, Montréal Port Authority, (514) 283-1385Vice Chair: Robert Morris, Georgia Ports Authority, (912) 964-38552nd Vice Chair: Renee Aragon Dolese, Port of New Orleans, (504) 528-3363 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: John Young, (703) 706-4706 Security Committee webpageSecurity Committee roster (AAPA members only)
There are three policy committees that are limited in membership and activity by virtue of the AAPA bylaws or by tradition.
The Board may delegate any or all of its power to the ten-member committee consisting of ex-officio members and appointed members.
Chairman: William Friedman, Port of Cleveland, (216) 241-8004AAPA Staff Liaison: Kurt J. Nagle, (703) 684-5700
The United States Legislative Policy Council (LPC) reviews the legislation and governmental relations program and activities of the Association.
Chairman: William Friedman, Port of Cleveland, (216) 241-8004AAPA Staff Liaison: Susan Monteverde, (703) 706-4703
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