The Accredited Maritime Port Executive (AMPE) certification is the highest level of professional certification offered. This advanced certification is designed to be the gold standard for professional education and certification in the international maritime and port industry and mirrors professional certifications issued in various other industrial disciplines.

Each person receiving this certification must have advanced education, certification as a Professional Port Manager (PPM) as offered by the American Association of Port Authorities or other equivalent industry certification. Candidates are recommended, must be of good character and have adequate experience in the industry. For those with MPE certifications, an additional 16 hours of continuing education credits are required and when awarded, the individual must complete 32 hours of continuing education credits in a five year period through the IAMPE or other partner association or in an equivalent program. Accreditations are granted by the Board of the IAMPE.

The Maritime Port Management ™, Maritime Port Executive ™, Inland Port Manager/Executive ™, Accredited Maritime Port Executive ™ programs and all associated training, education and research materials are a Trademarked and are copyrighted  by the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives for specific use in the professional development of individual maritime and seaport managers and executives. The IAMPE reserves the right to license this and other associated programs to public and private organizations and associations by agreement.


Class of 2017

Davinder Gill Senior Port Planner - Port of Long Beach

Anthony Hauer Port Director - Natchez-Adams County Port

Cheryl Beckham Finance & Administration Manager - Port of Anchorage

Jim Jager External Affairs Director - Port of Anchorage

Ron Long Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director - City of Seward

Cynthia Lowe - HDR

Ron McPherson Coastal and Maritime Lead - HDR

Sharen Walsh Deputy Director - Port of Anchorage

Stuart Greydanus - Port of Anchorage

Bryan Hawkins Port Director - City of Homer

Norm Regis Harbormaster - City of Seward

M. Murph O'Brien Senior Transportation Professional - HDR Alaska Inc

Captain Keith Kiefer D1 Chief of Staff - U.S. Coast Guard

Captain Michelle Ross Marine Services International

Gregory Oltmanns Improved Process Solutions

Whitney Anderson Operations - NH Port Authority
Grant Nichols Deputy Chief Harbor Master - NH Port Authority
Martha Klimas Project Manager/Director - Bridgeport Port Authority
Jim Hunt City Manager - City of Seward
James Gillway Town Manager - Town of Searsport
Bryan Jones Senior Project Manager - HDR

Class of 2016

Robert Callahan Vice President, Operations - Tampa Port Authority

Donna Wysong Vice President, Legal Affairs - Tampa Port Authority

Mark Dubina Director of Security Operations - Tampa Port Authority

John Rowan Head of Facility and Equipment M&R - Penn Terminals Inc.

Geno Marconi Port Director - New Hampshire Port Authority

Christopher Mills Operations Manager - CSX Transportation

Alania Scheuchzer Asst. Professor of Management - Maine Maritime Academy

Bradley Wellock Manager, Maritime Regulatory Affairs - Massport

Stephen Ribuffo Deputy Port Director - Port of Anchorage

Tim Dressel Manager of IT - Prince Rupert Port Authority

Bethann Rooney Manager, Port Security - Port Authority of New York

Patrick Arnold CEO and President - Soli DG Inc.

John Henshaw Executive Director, Maine Port Authority

Jeffrey Monroe CEO and President - Marpro Associates International



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