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Norfolk 2024 MPM/MPE class

The International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) is pleased to announce its latest class of Maritime Port Executives (MPE), who completed their certifications in Norfolk, VA, USA the week of 15-19 April 2024. Teaching the week-long program was Captain Jeffrey Monroe, MM, AMPE, CME. The Port of Virginia hosted the program and has been an Education partner of the IAMPE since 2022.  This is their third consecutive year hosting a MPE program.


Graduates of the program received graduate-level academic and continuing education credits from the IAMPE’s Academic Partners which includes Maine Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, State University of New York Maritime College, Texas Southern University, The University of Memphis, and the Australian Maritime College. Earning the Maritime Port Executive (MPE) was LCDR Justin Strassfield, MPE – Waterways Risk Analyst, USCG; LT Tiago Goncalves, MPE – Waterways Management Marine Industry Training, USCG; LCDR Matthew Arnold, MPE – Chief, Inspections Division, USCG; Billy Burket, MPE – Assistant Operations Manager, Virginia International Terminals; David Bocanegra, MPE – Manager, Operations, Virginia International Terminals; Samantha Taylor, MPE – Manager, Growth, Virginia International Terminals; Andrew Parrish, MPE – Manager, Empty Container Yard, Virginia International Terminals; Andrew Sinclair, MPE – Director, Federal Government Affairs, Virginia Port Authority; Richard Carmack, MPE – Program Analyst, Military Sealift Command; Robert Costen, MPE – Interdisciplinary Engineer, Military Sealift Command; Trucmy Nguyen, MPE – Mechanical Engineer, Military Sealift Command; Alexandra Winfree, MPE – Assistant Designated Person Ashore, Military Sealift Command; and Justin Moore, MPE – General Terminal Operations Manager, North Carolina State Ports Authority. The Accredited Maritime Port Executive (AMPE) was awarded to Patrick Bohan, AMPE, CME – Consultant, Bespoke Global Logistics & Strategies. Additionally, Mr. Bohan completed his Certified Maritime Educator (CME) certification. Congratulations to all the Norfolk Maritime Port Executive Graduates.

The IAMPE is proud to have 29 Education Partners including the Connecticut Port Authority; Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Georgia Ports Authority; Port of Alaska; Bruce Oakley, Inc.; Maine Port Authority; Little Rock Port Authority ; Port Milwaukee; 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; South Carolina Ports Authority; Maher Terminals; The Port of Virginia; The Mississippi State Port Authority; New Hampshire Port Authority; the World Trade Center New Orleans; Ports Association of Louisiana (PAL); Kean Miller; Parker Towing, Port of Decatur; A. Ayala Colón Sucrs Inc.; the Ponce Port Authority; Halifax Port Authority; The Port of New Orleans; and the British Virgin Islands Port Authority.


The IAMPE is a non-profit industry association that provides professional development and certification for professionals at every level of their careers working in and around the maritime port industry. Programs are reviewed and approved for certification by the IAMPE’s Board of Advisors, comprised of 19 industry professionals. 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.


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