New Orleans: Board of Commissioners Elects New Chairman

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans has elected Michael W. Kearney chairman. Mr. Kearney represents Orleans Parish and joined the Board in December of 2012 when he was appointed by former Gov. Bobby Jindal.

He succeeds William T. Bergeron, whose term as chairman expired this month. Bergeron will continue to serve as a commissioner. In addition, the Board elected Robert R. Barkerding vice chairman and Laney T. Chouest secretary-treasurer.

Kearney is president and owner of The Kearney Companies Inc., a New Orleans-based third-party logistics company serving the supply chain needs of many large exporters and importers in the Greater New Orleans region.

The Board is made up of seven commissioners. They are unsalaried and serve five-year staggered terms.

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