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September 18, 2017

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe


The International Association or Maritime and Port Executives and the Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals Association would like to officially announce and congratulate the newest Inland Port Executive graduates:

Jeff Baum, IMPE-Watco Companies Inc. Robert Maxwell, AMPE- Rosedale-Bolivar Port, MS Mark Gyenes, IMPE-Watco Companies Inc., PA Randy Richardson, IMPE-Port of Memphis, TN Bryan Day, IMPE-Little Rock Port Authority, AR Crystal Hutchinson, IMPE- Louisiana International Deep Water Gulf Transfer Terminal Timmie Lynn Hunter, IMPE-New Madrid County Port Authority, MO Lucy Fletcher,IMPE- AGRIServices of Brunswick, MO Doug Bonderer, IMPE-AGRIServices of Brunswick, MO Lucas Taylor, IMPE-Oakley Port 33, OK John Ferguson, IMPE-Pemiscot County Port Authority, MO Aida Perez, IMPE-Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals Association

In keeping with the standards set forth by the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives and having met the requirements of the Inland Port and Waterways Management Program, we officially congratulate the above recipients for their hard work, dedication and stewardship to the inland marine industry.

A tremendous thank you to our very generous sponsor Little Rock Port Authority and its Director-Bryan Day, IMPE, for their hospitality this past week!

We also thank the Liebherr Construction Equipment for their informative presentation and hosting the reception Wednesday evening.

“Thank you to International Association of Maritime and Port Executives for hearing the call and answering the needs for education of the inland maritime industry,” said Aimee Andres, IRPT Executive Director.

To register for the Spring class (location to be announced), please email

IAMPE PORT EXECUTIVE CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM October 11th and 12th Portland, Maine HDR Conference Room,

970 Baxter Blvd, Suite 301, Portland, ME 04103 Main Conference Room

Tuesday October 10th, 1700-1900-Welcome Reception hosted by the IAMPE

Wednesday October 11th 0830 Welcome and Industry Update Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM- IAMPE 1000 Break 1030 Working with State DOT’s Jon Nass-Dep. Comm, MDOT 1200 Lunch 1330 Regulatory Changes and Legal Issues Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE 1500 Break 1530 FTZ Requirements and Opportunities Wayne Coleman, President C3 Assoc. Thursday October 12th 0830 Tariffs-Structure and Content, Legal Frameworks Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE 1000 Break 1030 Terminal Rules-Regulations, Frameworks and Utilization Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE 1200 Lunch 1330 Port and Terminal Fees and Pricing Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE 1500 Break 1530 Federal Funding Programs - Changes & Opportunities Marissa Birtz, HDR 1700 Closing Remarks, Continuing Education Certificates Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE

The 2 Day Seminar is worth 16 Academic Credits toward the awarding of the Accredited Port Executive (AMPE) Professional Certification.

Conference Cost is $975 USD for both days. Contact for registration form.


October 11-12 Continuing Education - Portland, Maine

Hosted by HDR Engineering November 13-17 MPE - Tampa, Florida

Hosted by Port Tampa Bay

Applications and information are available from

Capt. Jeffrey W. Monroe, MM, MTM, AMPE Director: Education, Standards and Training Programs International Association of Maritime and Port Executives 11 Katahdin Road. Portland, ME 04107-2828 USA Phone: (207) 741-7000, Cell: (207) 615-7989

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