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Duluth Port Authority Shuffles Management

Posted by August 3, 2015

  • Jim Sharrow (Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority)
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  • Jim Sharrow (Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority) Jim Sharrow (Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority)
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The Duluth Seaway Port Authority informs it is expanding the role of one of its management team members, reassigning duties of others and will be adding a new facilities manager to the staff in September. 
 
Jim Sharrow, who has served as the port authority’s facilities manager since 2002, has been named director of port planning and resiliency, effective August 3, 2015. Sharrow will be responsible for overseeing the organization’s capital programs, maritime policy, risk management and security plans, plus its connectivity to regional planning initiatives.  
 
Earlier in his career, Sharrow spent 28 years with USS Great Lakes Fleet, serving as that company’s engineering and maintenance director before leaving to work as a consultant in naval architecture and marine engineering. A licensed professional engineer in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, he is a member of the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers and Minnesota Sea Grant’s Advisory Committee. He also is a past member of the American Bureau of Shipping Great Lakes Technical Committee, past chair of the Harbor Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC), past member of the Lake Carriers' Association Fleet Engineers Committee and served on the advisory board of the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve. A native of Erie, Penn., Sharrow earned a bachelor’s degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from the University of Michigan before joining the USS Great Lakes Fleet in 1974.
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