In this section you can find information about our Member Directors.
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T. W. Godfrey, Chairman and President
Elected to the Board in 2013, Thomas W. Godfrey, Jr. is the President and CEO at Colonna’s Shipyard, Inc located in Norfolk, VA. Colonna’s is a well-balanced, full service private shipyard which performs government and commercial vessel overhaul and refit projects. Additionally, Colonna’s has a significant industrial services business performing steel fabrication and machine repairs.
J. M. Wine, Vice Chairman
Elected to the Board in 2014, Joel M. Wine is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Matson, Inc., and is located in San Francisco, California. Headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, Matson has operations in ocean shipping, marine container terminals, and domestic intermodal transportation. Matson joined the Association in 1987.
T. M. Flanagan
One of the two founder Members and Chairman of the Association from 1986 to 1989, Tom Flanagan is President of James J. Flanagan Shipping Corporation, a Gulf based general contract stevedore with operations from Brownsville to New Orleans.
Elected to the Board in 2019, Amy Husted is Vice President & General Counsel of Kirby Corporation, which specializes in marine transportation of liquid petroleum and petrochemicals in inland and coastwise tank barges, as well as doing new shipyard construction and marine vessel engine repair. Their major locations include U.S. Gulf Coast and Mississippi River and its tributaries, along with States throughout the Southeastern U.S., West Coast, and Hawaii. Kirby Corporation joined the Association in 1988.
R. W. Oliver
Rodney W. Oliver is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Port of Virginia and is responsible for all financial aspects of the Port, including Finance, Accounting, and Treasury. He also provides leadership in setting the mission, vision, principles and values for the Port. Rodney served as the VPA Interim Executive Director from October 2012 until February 2014.
G. A. Parris
Elected to the Board in 2014, Gail A. Parris is Chief Financial Officer for Pacific Crane Maintenance Company, L.P., which is the largest provider of inspection, maintenance and repair of maritime terminal equipment operating on the West Coast. PCMC is headquartered in Long Beach, California and has been a Member since 2000. Mr. Parris previously served on the Board from 2005 to 2010.
W. A. Pennella
Elected to the Board in 2009, Bill Pennella is Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President of Crowley Maritime Corporation, a multifaceted marine transportation company, which includes stevedoring operations, petroleum transportation, energy support, salvage and logistics. Based in Jacksonville, Florida, Crowley Maritime Corporation joined the Association in 1989.
J. P. Rovirosa
Elected to the Board in 2019, Jorge Rovirosa is President of Florida Stevedoring, Inc., which is a stevedoring contractor and marine terminal management company. Principally located in the ports of Miami and Port Everglades, Florida, Florida Stevedoring provides multipurpose stevedoring and terminal operations as well as specializing in container and break-bulk work, including passenger cruise liners. Florida Stevedoring, Inc. joined the Association in 1990.
Elected to the Board in 2019, Graham Scott is Chief Executive Officer of Total Terminals International, LLC, which runs a large container shipping terminal in Long Beach, California as well as a terminal in the port of Seattle. They specialize in container terminal operations and stevedoring. Total Terminal International, LLC joined the Association in 2010.
E. W. Snyder
Elected to the Board in 2017, Edward W. Snyder is President and CEO of Northeast Ship Repair which is the parent company of Boston Ship Repair and Philadelphia Ship Repair. Northeast Ship Repair is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and has been a Member since 2007. Mr. Snyder has served on the Signal Security Accumulation Trust Oversight Committee Meeting since August 2014.