AAPA Spring 2013 Conference Speakers

Press Release
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Three luminaries will augment the speaker panel at the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) upcoming conference.

U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, the new chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and W. Ralph Basham, a principle with Command Consulting Group in Washington, D.C., and former commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and director of the U.S. Secret Service; will help round-out an already illustrious selection of speakers at the Washington DC conference, March 18-19, 2013.

As part of AAPA’s Spring Conference program at The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, U.S. Representatives Janice Hahn (D-CA) and Ted Poe (R-TX) will be honored as the association’s 2013 “Port Persons of the Year.”   

Other program speakers for this year’s event include U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (who chairs the Senate Environment & Public Works Subcommittee on Oversight); CSX Transportation Vice President Derrick Smith; Morgan Stanley Executive Director Ira Smelkinson; Fitch Ratings’ Senior Director Seth Lehman; William E. Craft, the U.S. Department of State’s deputy assistant secretary for trade policy and programs; and Marcus H. Sachs, Verizon Communications’ vice president for national security policy.

AAPA anticipates more than 150 port and related industry leaders and guests will take part in the two-day conference. 

For more information about AAPA’s 2013 Spring Conference program and agenda click here.

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