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The Propeller Club of the U.S. Port of New Orleans honored Brandy D. Christian as their 2019 Maritime Person of the Year at its 86th Annual Maritime Person of the Year Gala on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Metairie Country Club. Photo: The Propeller Club.

Christian Honored by Propeller Club

as their 2019 Maritime Person of the Year at its 86th Annual Maritime Person of the Year Gala on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Metairie Country Club.Read Maritime Logistics Professional's interview with Brandy Christian here.Christian, who serves as President and CEO of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) and CEO of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation (NOPB), is the first woman ever to be honored with this prestigious recognition from the Propeller Club of the U.S. Port of New Orleans.Under Christian’s leadership to date, the Port has acquired the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad

Gov. Edwards Appoints Charles H. Ponstein to Port NOLA Board of Commissioners Photo courtesy Port NOLA

Ponstein Appointed on Port of New Orleans Board

; said Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans President and CEO. “He brings a legacy of leadership and public service in St. Bernard Parish that will benefit both the Port and Public Belt Railroad. We look forward to his contributions as we work to increase our economic contributions throughout Port NOLA’s three-parish jurisdiction.”   Ponstein is a landlord and owner of several commercial and industrial buildings. A life-long resident of St. Bernard Parish, Ponstein served as Councilman-At-Large from 1992-1996 and Parish President from 1996-2004. He has served as a member of

Port NOLA Chairman Michael Kearney, joined by Port NOLA President and CEO Brandy D. Christian, receives the 2017 Diolkos Award at the 7th Annual Rail Supply Chain Summit in Chicago on June 14, 2017. Photo Credit: MEP&A

Port NOLA Chairman Receives Leadership Award

of New Orleans. “I congratulate him on this well-deserved honor. It has been a privilege to work with him to further the Port’s economic impact in the region.”   A prominent local businessman and Chairman of The Kearney Companies (KCO), a logistics firm that began servicing Port NOLA in 1996, Kearney has spent more than 40 years working in transportation. Appointed to the Board of Commissioners for Port NOLA in 2012, the New Orleans native has worked tirelessly to forward the Port’s mission to maximize maritime commerce, help gain and retain new business, and improve

Brandy D. Christian  Photo Port of New Orleans

Christian Heads New Orleans Port as President & CEO

locally and throughout the state for our collective benefit,” said Christian. “We are capable of achieving great successes, and will need to be both bold and practical to reach our goals. I look forward to meeting the challenge.” Christian is the first woman President and CEO in Port NOLA’s 120-year history and one of the few women port directors in the country. She succeeds Gary LaGrange, who served as president and chief executive officer for the past 15 years

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