Mr. Frank Hamons - a former Maryland Ports Administration deputy director with more than 33 years of executive level port management experience in developing and directing major projects and programs in dredging, dredged material management and channels and navigation system maintainence and improvement, has joined Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc. (GBA), of Baltimore.
Mr. Hamons served as the leader and primary spokesperson for the State of Maryland DMMP. He played pivotal roles in the success of the Masonville Dredged Material Containment Facility and Community Enhancement Project, the Poplar Island Environmental Restoration Project, the Hart-Miller Island containment, wildlife and recreational facility, and design and implementation of the Port of Baltimore's 50-foot Channel Deepening Project.
His national activities include work with the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), where he served as the Port of Baltimore's representative with AAPA, three times chairman of AAPA's Harbors and Navigation Committee, and chairman of the Quality Partnership Initiative (QPI) to improve the working relationship between AAPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, focused on legislative, civil works project delivery and communication issues. Recent QPI efforts identified and took significant steps to address specific challenges in major areas of Port - Corp interactions, including the application of federal authorities in improving project flexibility, more effective communication and collaborative teamwork between U.S. ports and the Corps, and enhanced partnership for improved joint project delivery.