Inland port managers gain IAMPE certification

Written by Marine Log Staff
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The International Association of Maritime and Port Professionals (IAMPE) reports that 14 inland port managers have received their professional industry certifications at a management seminar hosted by America’s Central Port in Granite City, Ill.

America’s Central Port was also designated an IAMPE Education partner.

Receiving their Inland Maritime Port Manager (IMPM) Professional Certifications were

Cheryl Ball, Waterways and Freight Administrator, Missouri Department of Transportation;

Jon Brent, Senior Engineer, CMT Engineering;

Cassandra Caldwell, Administrative Programs, Oklahoma Department of Transportation;

Corey Mehaffy, Hannibal Regional Economic Development Council;

Gina Walker, Administrator, Florence-Lauderdale Port Authority, Alaska and

Travis Tyler Executive Director, Natchitoches Parish Port, La.

Receiving their Inland Maritime Port Executive (IMPE) Professional Certifications were

  • Alexander Burkart Director of Marketing, America’s Central Port;
  • Gregory Kelahan, Ports and Harbors Engineer, Hanson Professional Services;
  • Mara Roche, Executive Director, Savanna (Ill.) Industrial Park;
  • David Russell, Managing Director, Port of Birmingham, Adah North America;
  • Sam Small, Operations Manager, International Port of Memphis
  • Walker Smith, Port Director, Port of Harlingen (Texas) Port Authority.

Additionally, receiving approval for the awarding of the Accredited Maritime Port Executive (AMPE), the IAMPE’s highest level of professional certification, were:

  • Dennis Wilmsmeyer, Executive Director, America’s Central Port;
  • Bill Stahlman, Director of Engineering and Construction, America’s Central Port;
  • Jon Nass, Executive Director and CEO of the Maine Port Authority.

The IAMPE is a not-for-profit educational institution that provides management programs and industry recognized professional certifications to port and maritime managers. Programs are reviewed and approved for certification by the Association’s Board of Advisors, comprised of over 20 industry professionals.

The entire class of IAMPE certification recipients
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