IAMPE Congratulates its New Commissioner Graduates


The IAMPE is pleased to congratulate our latest graduates of the Commissioner’s Seminar program who have been awarded continuing education certificates and credits from the IAMPE. The program was conducted in partnership with the Willacy County Navigation District and the program provided the elected commissioners on training vital aspects of port oversight, strategic management and business development.


Participating in the Management Seminar were elected Commissioner’s Ernesto Cavazos, Stacey Reyes, Steve Kendrick, Alberto Trevino, and Chad Kinney. Port staff attending included Port Director Ronald Mills AMPE, Frank Vasquez and Susan Nelson along with Carlos Luna of Ferris and Flinn Engineering also attend the seminar.


“We are very pleased that the Willacy County Navigation District Commissioners went through our program,” said Capt. Jeffrey Monroe, Director of Education and Standards for the IAMPE. “Port activities have become very complex over the years and commissioners who often come from different backgrounds are given the opportunity to understand the business of ports and how they can be the most effective in governing these important public assets.”


The IAMPE is a not for profit industry association that provides professional development for port and terminal managers, executives and governing boards. Programs are reviewed and approved for certification by the Association’s Board of Advisors, comprised of over 20 industry professionals. Academic partners include the Loeb-Sullivan School at Maine Maritime Academy and Graduate Programs of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Texas Southern University as well as the Continuing Education Program of the State University of New York Maritime College. 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 trained and certified alumni.


IAMPE Education partners include the Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals Association, American Association of Port Authorities, Connecticut Port Authority, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Georgia Ports Authority, North Atlantic Ports Association, Port of Alaska, Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators, Houston Port Bureau, Oakley Ports, Lange-Stegman, Maine Port Authority, the Maritime Exchange of the Delaware Bay and River, Little Rock Port Authority, Port Milwaukee, Vicksburg Port Authority, Port of South Louisiana, Port of Morgan City (LA), America’s Central Port, Cruise Maine, 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, and the Maritime Association of South Carolina.