Gary Nelson has a new leadership position in addition to his role as Port of Grays Harbor Executive Director.
In a release, the port tells KXRO that Nelson was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Board for the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) for 2019-20. His term will start in October.
AAPA says that they are the “unified voice of the seaport industry” for the Americas, representing more than 130 public port authorities in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Nelson has been with the Port of Grays Harbor since 2000.
Nelson is slated to be installed as Chairman for a one-year term on the final day of AAPA’s 2019 Annual Convention, set for Oct. 12-15, in Norfolk, Va. He will assume the AAPA chairmanship from William D. Friedman, President and Chief Executive Officer for Northeast Ohio’s Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, who began his one-year term on Oct. 10, 2018.
More information on the AAPA is available at aapa-ports.org.
Information on the Port of Grays Harbor is available at portofgraysharbor.com or satsop.com.