Laura Tabor Martin, Director of Sales and Business Development at Conley Marine Services, Harvey, La., has been appointed to the Executive Board of the Greater New Orleans Port Safety Council (GNOPSC) in the position of Membership Chairperson.
The council has a mission to promote safety and security in the navigable waterways of Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico and is a forum for identifying, assessing, and addressing navigational safety and security concerns throughout the USCG Captain of the Port area that encompasses the Lower Mississippi River, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Inner Harbor Navigational Canal, Port Allen Route, Atchafalaya River, Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, and Tiger Pass.
“I am excited and eager to begin working with the GNOPSC executive board, a board made up of well-respected leaders in the marine industry, to help bring new members in and to learn more regarding waterways infrastructure and security,” says Martin.
Conley Marine Services operates a shipyard on the Harvey Canal, offering repairs, maintenance and overhaul and refit services, both topside and below the waterline. Conley Marine also employs a staff of certified auditors and surveyors to help meet the demands of the various regulations facing the blue and brownwater marine markets.
Martin joined the Conley Marine team in March 2019, after a 20-year career in marine technology and is certified as a Subchapter M Lead Auditor and Surveyor through Decatur Marine Audit and Survey, as well as an ISM Lead Auditor, and Designated Person Ashore. She is deeply immersed in the Gulf Coast marine market. As an active member in both WIMOs and WISTA, her relationships will help to bolster membership in the Greater New Orleans Port Safety Council.