Tamara (Tami) Porter, Director of East
Coast & Gulf Terminal Operations for Horizon Lines was named a 2007 Women of
Influence honoree at a breakfast held yesterday in Jacksonville, FL. The
Women of Influence Award honors women in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida
who have demonstrated leadership and the entrepreneurial spirit within their
particular industry or business sector as well as contributed their time and
talents to the community at large. The award was presented by David Sillick,
Publisher of The Business Journal.
As Director of East Coast & Gulf Terminal Operations, Tami is responsible
for the effective loading and delivery of over 113,000 containers annually
and the efficiency of vessel operations for 190 ship arrivals per year. She
has earned and enjoyed great success in what was formerly considered a
non-traditional role for women - port operations. Tami's team consistently
outperforms targets on service reliability and schedule integrity - two
critical attributes in the transportation industry. She also volunteers at
St. Gerard Campus in St. Augustine, working with potential adoptive parents.