Scroll to top

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
Speaker Associated Branch Pilots, President
David Fennelly
Associated Terminals LLC, Chairman
Todd Fuller
Associated Terminals LLC, President
Ronald Branch (USCG, Ret.)
Speaker Louisiana Maritime Association (LAMA), President
William Langenstein, III
Chaffe McCall, LLP, Attorney
J. Dwight LeBlanc
Chaffe McCall, LLP, Partner
Joseph Bridges
Joseph R Bridges
E. Michael Bopp
Speaker 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
Speaker 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
Roy Quezaire
Speaker Port of South Louisiana, Special Projects Officer
Jeff Roesel
Regional Planning Commission, Executive Director
Karen Parsons
Speaker Regional Planning Commission, Principal Planner
Ben Billings
Sentinel Strategies, Principal
Bethany Stich
UNO Transportation Institute, Director
Carol Short
Speaker 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 - a Precision Terminal Logistics Company, President
Philip Gordillio
Hancock Whitney Bank, SVP, Senior Group Manager Corporate Banking
Thomas W. Wells
Waldemar S. Nelson and Company, Senior Vice President, Manager Business Development
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 on...
Jessica Steverson
Speaker 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
Port of South Louisiana, Executive Director
Lisa McGoey
Mississippi Valley Trade and Transport Council, Executive Director
Kristina Bennett-Holmes
Speaker New Orleans Aviation Board, Deputy Director of Aviation-Commercial Development
Scott Goldin
Goldin Metals, Inc, Chief Financial Officer
Debra Henrickle
Holiday Inn | Downtown Superdome, Director of Sales & Marketing
Annalisa Kelly
JEDCO, Strategic Initiatives Manager
Jay Hardman
Speaker Port of Greater Baton Rouge, Executive Director
Sean McLaughlin
Kean Miller LLP, Associate
Louis Grossman
Kean Miller LLP
Ted Roche
Speaker St. Bernard Port, Harbor & Terminal District, Director of Operations
Michelle Kornick
Speaker U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Operations Manager - MS River
Greg Johnson
Port of Greater Baton Rouge, Director of Business Development
Constance Willems
Consulate of the Netherlands
Edward Hayes
Leake & Andersson, Partner
Nestor Navarro
Navarro International Group, LLC., Managing Director
BIOGRAPHY: Born in Cuba, raised in Port Allen, Louisiana.                                  Graduated from Louisiana State University (LSU) with a B...
Gregory E. Breerwood (Retired)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Chris Kitsos
T. Parker Host
Richie Blink
Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal Dist.
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
Matt Gresham
Speaker Port of New Orleans, Director of External Affairs
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...
Rachel Shields
GNO, Inc., Chief of Staff
Larry Collins
Louisiana Economic Development, Executive Director - International Commerce
William Baldwin
Jones Walker LLP, Partner
Sean Duffy
Speaker Big River Coalition, Executive Director
Harrison Crabtree
GNO, Inc., Director
Cole Callihan
Adams and Reese LLP, Partner
Grady Hurley
Jones Walker LLP
Dawn Lopez
Associated Terminals LLC, VP of Marketing and Public Relations
Alisa Gomez
World Trade Center New Orleans, Business & Accounting Manager
Scott Cunningham
Hancock Whitney Bank, Senior Vice President
Mark Melancon
Intelligent Transportation Systems LLC, President
Mark Choina
Speaker Customs and Border Protection, Port Director, Acting
Terri Edwards
Speaker Customs and Border Protection, Port Director, Acting
Jennifer Marusak
Speaker Ports Association of Louisiana, Executive Director
Tomeka Watson Bryant
Speaker New Orleans Public Belt Railroad , Manager, Network Development
Andy Lee
Jones Walker LLP
Joe Toomy
Port of New Orleans
David Dismukes
LSU Center for Energy Studies, Executive Director
Renee Lapeyrolerie
DOTD, Office of Multimodal Commerce, Commissioner
Ben Morvant
Crescent Towing, Senior Operations Manager
Roy Holleman
Tunica-Biloxi Economic Development Authority, CEO
Capt. Toby Wattigney
Speaker New Orleans - Baton Rouge Steamship Pilots Association, President
Jason French
French Strategic Partners
Joseph Hart
Speaker US Coast Guard
Aimee Wilmette
Eliza Jane and Hyatt Centric French Quarter
Jake Rodriguez
Wilson Elser, Partner
Rick Bauer
Intelligent Transportation Systems LLC
Rupal Amin
Titan Source 1 LLC
Rupal Amin and Steve Lancaster met while working together for a group of small DoE contracting firms in Southern Louisiana... decided to combine ...
Mark Wright
The American Waterways Operators, Vice President-Southern Region
Allison Hotard
GNO, Inc., Development Associate
Kelly Denning
U.S. Coast Guard
Paul Aucoin
Aucoin Law
Scott Arbeiter
USCG Sector New Orleans
Melissa Folse
Speaker Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal Dist.
Charles Tillotson
Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal Dist., Executive Director
Michael Durette
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, Inc, Branch Manager
Janet Galati
JEDCO, Director of Industry Recruitment