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WTC Transportation Committee

The Transportation Committee meets quarterly to discuss regional transportation and infrastructure initiatives, and recommends and highlights policies and projects to the World Trade Center’s Advocacy and Education efforts that will increase awareness of Louisiana’s multi-modal transportation system. This includes policies and regulations relevant to Louisiana’s international trade economy. The Committee is charged with coordinating an annual Transportation Program. Chair: William “Billy” App, Jr., President & CEO, J.W. Allen & Co., Inc. Vice-Chair: Kristi App, Vice President, Business Development Vice-Chair: Robert “Rusty” Barkerding, Jr., President, Admiral Security Services, Inc. This Committee meets on a bi-monthly basis.
Kristiann App
Co-Chair J. W. Allen & Co., Inc., Vice President
William App
Chair J. W. Allen & Co., Inc., President and CEO
Michael Miller
Associated Branch Pilots, President
David Fennelly
Associated Terminals LLC, Chairman
Todd Fuller
Associated Terminals LLC, President
Sean Duffy
Louisiana Maritime Association (LAMA), Executive Vice President
Ronald Branch (USCG, Ret.)
Louisiana Maritime Association (LAMA), President
William Langenstein, III
Chaffe McCall, LLP, Attorney
J. Dwight LeBlanc
Chaffe McCall, LLP, Partner
Eric Hansen
Cooper Consolidated, LLC
Stephen Champagne
Gulf Gateway Terminal LLC, Terminal Manager
Joseph Bridges
Joseph R Bridges
E. Michael Bopp
Crescent River Port Pilots' Association
Stephen Hanemann
Kean Miller LLP, Partner
Stephen Hanemann is a partner in Kean Miller’s New Orleans office. His practice focuses on a wide array of transportation-related subject matters...
Brett Bourgeois
New Orleans Board of Trade, Executive Director
Bobby Brannon
Ochsner Health System, Executive Advisor
Patrick Talley
Phelps Dunbar LLP
Channing Hayden
Port of Lake Charles, Director of Navigation and Security
Brandy Christian
Port of New Orleans, President & CEO
Andree Fant
Port of New Orleans, Vice President of Planning and Facilities
Candace Griffin
Ports Association of Louisiana, Deputy Director
Paul Aucoin
Port of South Louisiana, Executive Director
Roy Quezaire
Port of South Louisiana, Special Projects Officer
Jeff Roesel
Regional Planning Commission, Executive Director
Karen Parsons
Regional Planning Commission, Principal Planner
Ben Billings
Sentinel Strategies, Principal
Bethany Stich
UNO Transportation Institute, Director
Carol Short
UNO Transportation Institute, Associate Director, UNO Transportation Institute
John Hyatt
C H Powell Company, Vice President
Drew Heaphy
St. Bernard Port, Harbor & Terminal District, Executive Director
David Kearney
The Kearney Companies, Inc., President
Philip Gordillio
Hancock Whitney Bank, SVP, Senior Group Manager Corporate Banking
Thomas W. Wells
Waldemar S. Nelson and Company, Senior Vice President, Manager of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Marc Hebert
Jones Walker LLP, Partner
Jack Koban
Fugro USA Land, Inc., Project Manager/Business Development Manager
I am a licensed Engineer and Geologist in Louisiana serving as Project Manager and Business Development Manager for Fugro in Louisiana.  I serve o...
Jessica Steverson
Louisiana Economic Development, International Project Manager
John Favret
Wells Fargo, Regional Vice President
Amanda Lowe
Kean Miller LLP, Associate
Scott Slatten
Bisso Towboat Company, Inc., President
Paul Matthews
Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal Dist., Deputy Port Director
Lisa McGoey
Mississippi Valley Trade and Transport Council, Executive Director
Kristina Bennett-Holmes
New Orleans Aviation Board, Deputy Director of Aviation-Commercial Development
Scott Goldin
Goldin Metals, Inc, Chief Financial Officer
Thomas Spiers
Gulf South Eye Associates, CFO COO
Debra Henrickle
Holiday Inn | Downtown Superdome, Director of Sales & Marketing
Annalisa Kelly
JEDCO, Strategic Initiatives Manager
Jay Hardman
Port of Greater Baton Rouge, Executive Director
Ed Webb
World Trade Center New Orleans, Chief Executive Officer
Sean McLaughlin
Kean Miller LLP, Associate
Louis Grossman
Kean Miller LLP
Ted Roche
St. Bernard Port, Harbor & Terminal District, Director of Operations
Michelle Kornick
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Operations Manager - MS River
Greg Johnson
Port of Greater Baton Rouge, Director of Business Development
Matt Gresham
Port of New Orleans, Director of External Affairs
Constance Willems
Consulate of the Netherlands
Edward Hayes
Leake & Andersson, Partner
Nestor Navarro
Navarro International Group, LLC., Managing Director
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Nyka Scott
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, Counsel/Client Development Liaison
I am an attorney with Baker Donelson providing Disaster Recovery and Public Policy advise to clients.
Gregory E. Breerwood (Retired)
US Army Corps of Engineers (Ret.)
Chris Kitsos
T. Parker Host
Richie Blink
Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal Dist.
Tomeka Watson Bryant
New Orleans Public Belt Railroad , Manager, Network Development
Gabe Raggio
GlobeNet, Relationship Liaison
Currently, a Relationship Liaison with GlobeNet a successful Cyber Security and Technology Managed Service Provider based in New Orleans, servicing...
Wendi Couvillion French
Wyndston Services, GIS & Business Consulting Services
Wendi Couvillion French has a  rich toolbox of analytical skills to develop operational dashboards tied to spatial logistics for strategic growth...
M.D. (Mike) Stolzman
New Orleans Public Belt Railroad , General Manager
Troy Simon
Customs and Border Protection
Brett Napier
Jones Walker LLP, Business Development Manager
Eric Smith
Tulane University, Professor of Practice
Michael Olivier
Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc., Chief Executive Officer
Michael Olivier is the CEO of the Louisiana Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc. since 2009 and a Certified Economic Development profess...
Larry Collins
Louisiana Economic Development, Executive Director - International Commerce
William Baldwin
Jones Walker LLP, Partner
grady hurley
Jones Walker LLP
Mark Melancon
Intelligent Transportation Systems LLC, President
Mark Choina
Customs and Border Protection, Port Director, Acting
Jennifer Marusak
Ports Association of Louisiana, Executive Director
Andy Lee
Jones Walker LLP
David Dismukes
LSU Center for Energy Studies, Executive Director
Kelly Hostetter
Robinson Lumber Company , COO
Jason French
French Strategic Partners LLC
Ben Morvant
Crescent Towing, Senior Operations Manager
Roy Holleman
Tunica-Biloxi Economic Development Authority
Capt. Toby Wattigney
NOBRA Pilots