AAPA Seaports Magazine, Q2 2022

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Q2, 2022: Developing the Workforce of Tomorrow

Behind every successful business there is a team of people responsible for it being at the top. That is why, in the Q2 issue of Seaports, we take a look at what it takes to build the best possible team. Leading-edge technology and top-notch equipment are only as good as the people who are operating the machinery. Likewise, even the smartest team of talent needs a knowledgeable and competent leader and a fair and inclusive environment to realize full potential – personally, for the team and for the organization.

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Klaus Gaba, manager of gate operations at Norfolk International Terminals, hosted The Port of Virginia summer internship cohort for a crane tour. See article on page 10. Photo courtesy of the Virginia Port Authority

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Business Development

KEVIN TRAVER, VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
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JEN WILK, DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING
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MARGARET (MAGGIE) SOERGEL, DIRECTOR OF CONFERENCES & EVENTS
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PAULA GONZALEZ, SENIOR MANAGER OF MEMBERSHIP GROWTH
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PAM MAHER, MANAGER OF COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLICATIONS
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LIZ MANCINI, MANAGER OF MEMBER EXPERIENCE
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RAFAEL DÍAZ-BALART, LATIN AMERICAN COORDINATOR
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ALDO MARTÍNEZ, LATIN AMERICAN FACILITATOR
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IMANI POINDEXTER, DATABASE & SOCIAL MEDIA ASSOCIATE
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U.S. Government Relations

CARY DAVIS, VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS & GENERAL COUNSEL
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SEAN CALLAHAN, DIRECTOR OF NAVIGATION POLICY & LEGISLATION
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DEREK MILLER, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS MANAGER
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STEPHANIE CASELLA, MANAGER OF STRATEGIC ADVOCACY COMMUNICATIONS
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IAN GANSLER, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS ASSOCIATE
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Finance

MARANDA JONES-ANDERSON, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION & TREASURER
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LARRINDA SHIELDS, ACCOUNTING MANAGER
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LATECIA HARRISON, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE
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Workforce Development

SHANNON MCLEOD, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF MEMBER SERVICES
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JULIE BARELAS, WORKFORCE & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE
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Editorial Advisory Panel

RICHARD SCHER (CHAIR), MARYLAND PORT ADMINISTRATION
CRAIG ESTABROOKS, PORT SAINT JOHN

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