IAMPE CONGRATULATES ITS LATEST PORT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM GRADUATES



The International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) is pleased to congratulate its latest graduates of the Maritime Port Executive Management Program. The program was hosted by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Maher Terminal. Each participant was awarded the Maritime Port Executive (MPE) or Maritime Port Manager (MPM) professional certification. In addition, MPE graduates were awarded graduate level credits by the IAMPE’s U.S. Academic partners which includes Maine and Massachusetts Maritime Academies, State University of New York Maritime College, and Texas Southern University.


Maritime Port Executive (MPE) certifications were awarded to Thomas Morkan, MPE-Director, North Atlantic Gateway Office, USDOT Maritime Administration; Michael P. Bozza, MPE-Assistant Director Commercial Development, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Angel L. Rios, PMP, MPE-General Manager, New Jersey Marine Terminals, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Michael Bilik, MPE-Marine Operations Manager, Port Newark Marine Terminal; Michael Lubrano, MPE-Director, Terminal Operations, Global Container Terminals; Robert Hackett, Director, Management Resources, Global Container Terminals; Andrew S. Thomas, PE, MPE-Senior Ports and Maritime Manager, HDR Engineering; Anthony Attachi, MPE-Graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Graduate Program; Heidi Benedikt, MPE-Graduate of SUNY Maritime College. Awarded the Maritime Port Manager Certification (MPM) were Matthew McCarty, PE, MPM-Principal, STANTEC Engineering and Fr. John F. Corbett, MPM-Port Chaplain, Apostle of the Sea, Port Newark/Elizabeth.


Jim Devine, a distinguished member of the NY/NJ Port’s maritime community, received the lifetime achievement award for his contributions to the Port and Maritime Industry. Admiral Richard Larrabee, former PANYNJ Port Director and USCG (Retired) was formally welcomed to the IAMPE Board of Advisors.


The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Maher Terminals are Education Partners of the IAMPE, along with 26 other Port Education Partners and 6 Industry Association Partners. Association partners include the American Association of Port Authorities, Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals Association, Houston Port Bureau, Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators, Maritime Exchange of the Delaware Bay and River, South Carolina Maritime Association, and the North Atlantic Ports Association.


The IAMPE is a not-for-profit industry association that provides professional development for coastal and inland port and terminal managers and executives. Programs are reviewed and approved for certification by the Association’s Board of Advisors, comprised of over 25 industry professionals. Academic partners include the Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business and Logistics at Maine Maritime Academy, the Graduate Program at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Texas Southern University, the State University of New York Maritime College, and the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania. The Association offers professional and accredited programs in Coastal and Inland Port Management and Executive Management, as well as certification programs for Marine Terminal Operator and IMDG/Hazardous Awareness. The Association has over 2,500 alumni worldwide.


IAMPE Education partners include the Connecticut Port Authority, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Georgia Ports Authority, Port of Alaska, Oakley Ports, Lange-Stegman, Maine Port Authority, Little Rock Port Authority, Port Milwaukee, Vicksburg Port Authority, Port of South Louisiana, Port of Morgan City (LA), America’s Central Port, the United States Coast Guard, the US Environmental Protection Agency, Port Tampa Bay, Jacksonville Port Authority, HDR Engineering, South Carolina State Port Authority, the Transportation General Authority of Saudi Arabia, the Maritime Association of South Carolina, Maher Terminals, The Port of Virginia, the World Trade Center New Orleans, Ports Association of Louisiana (PAL), Kean Miller-Attorneys at Law, and the University of Maine Law School.