Logistics, Warehousing & Distribution

American Association of Port Authorities Announces New Board Members

18 Oct, 2021

Recently, Mario Cordero, Chairman of the Board of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) - the voice of the seaport industry in the Americas - at the 110th AAPA Annual convention, announced the election of new members to sit on the association’s board of directors. In their new roles on the board, these port industry leaders will drive the strategic course of AAPA to further advance the organization in achieving its core mission, vision, and values.
The newly elected board members are:
Julianna Marler, CEO from the Port of Vancouver USA, represents the U.S. North Pacific Ports. Julianna was appointed CEO in January 2017 after serving as the port’s Chief Financial Administrative Officer. Julianna is the first female CEO in the Port of Vancouver’s 105-year history and one with a diverse professional background which includes experience in logistics, sales, procurement and contracts, and leadership in finance and administration.
Vanta E. Coda II, CEO of the Ports of Indiana, represents the U.S. Great Lakes Ports. Vanta is an experienced leader with 25 years of background in maritime and multimodal operations on the Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, and Ohio River. He most recently served as the executive director of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, where Vanta led the completion of $24 million in infrastructure renewal projects, opened the CN Duluth Intermodal Terminal, and launched the Duluth Cargo Connect initiative.
Richard Hendrick, CEO from the Port of Albany, represents the U.S. North Atlantic Ports. Richard was selected by the Board of Commissioners to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Albany-Rensselaer beginning in June 2008. During his time at the Port of Albany, Richard has overseen the largest capital investment and infrastructure upgrades since the Port was established in 1932, nearing $100 million.
Sean Strawbridge, CEO from the Port of Corpus Christi, represents the Max Dues Payer Delegation. With well over 25 years of experience serving and advising clients and investors in global energy, private equity, and trade and transportation sectors, Sean has a broad and varied experience in the maritime world. In his role as CEO of the Port of Corpus Christi, Sean leads the third largest U.S. port in total revenue tonnage.