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Member Directors

Member Directors 

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.

W. A. Pennella, Vice Chairman

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.

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.

C. H. Haymon

Elected to the Board in 1999, Cordell Haymon is Senior Vice President of SGS Petroleum Service Corporation which provides personnel to the chemical, refining and towing industries for the loading and unloading of barges, contract operation of dock facilities and in-plant shipping and loading functions. Based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Petroleum Service joined the Association in 1986. Mr. Haymon is Chairman of the Nominating Committee.

A. V. Latimer

Elected to the Board in 2016, Ann Latimer is Senior Director, Risk and Insurance, for APM Terminals BV, the global marine terminal division of the Danish conglomerate A.P. Moller Maersk.  Through its subsidiary APM Terminals North America, Inc,  based in Charlotte NC, APMT operates container terminals in most major ports throughout North America.  APMT 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.

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.

J. M. Wine

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.


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