Port Director Mark McAndrews was elected 2016-2017 Chairman of the Board of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) at the annual Spring Conference. McAndrews, the first Port Director from the State of Mississippi to lead the association, will assume the chairmanship position in October 2016. Mark has served as the Port Director for the Port of Pascagoula since March 2001.
Rafael Quesada, Trade Development Director for the Jackson County Port Authority, received his Professional Port Manager (PPM) certification at the Spring Conference. Rafael is the second member of the Port of Pascagoula staff to complete the 4 year specialized program through AAPA. .