|The Pacific Current ||March 4, 2016|
to join us in Portland for our Spring Seminar, "Navigating Toward
Success: Executive Leadership Strategies", on Friday, April 29th.
See below for information on our confirmed guest speakers and additional event details.You won't want to miss this!
read on for a wrap-up of our amazing Winter Conference in Hawaii, plans
for the 103rd Annual Conference hosted by the Port of Hueneme, and a
groundbreaking ceremony at Hilo Harbor in Hawaii.
|REGISTER TODAY FOR PORT LEADERSHIP SEMINAR |
APP Spring Seminar
"Navigating Toward Success:
Executive Leadership Strategies"
Hosted by Port of Portland
Friday, April 29, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Portland International Airport (PDX) Conference Center
Portland, Oregon USA
Please join us in Portland for this special seminar focused
on improving leadership strategies for elected or appointed
commissioners as well as managerial staff serving Pacific ports of all
sizes. Find out how to harness the greatest strengths
that you, your team, and ultimately your port as an organization can
provide. Learn how the combination of strategic thinking and
leadership can help find new opportunities for collaboration,
innovation, and advancement between your port and your community.
will also be plentiful time to learn what's new at other ports and
network with colleagues - all in beautiful Portland, Oregon! The seminar begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 3:00 p.m. -- right in the airport terminal conference center -- so you can easily fly in and out of Portland that same day.
this very expansive topic of leadership we'll feature a diverse and
dynamic lineup of expert guest speakers to give you different angles to
consider. Here are five confirmed speakers:
Lori Eberly, Owner, Radius Executive Coaching & Development
Lori Eberly is a licensed clinical social worker, executive coach, and the owner of Radius
Some call her a mirror, or sounding board; but she has also been called
a teacher, a teller of hard truths and even a cat herder. As a social
worker, her lens is a strengths-based approach to understanding how we
thrive and where we stall, and her expertise is recognizing patterns of
human behavior, driving performance, momentum and collaboration.
Lori completed her Masters in social work in 2000 and has been
licensed as a clinical social worker since 2007. Lori
will conduct an interactive workshop on identifying and conquering
obstacles to help build trust and collaboration with your team.
Mary Bradbury Jones, Director of Professional Development and Training,
Portland Community College & Former Dean, School of Business,
is a Training and Organizational Development expert who has spent over
25 years helping individuals and organizations learn, grow and develop.
Mary has a Masters in Human Resources Development and a graduate
certificate in Organizational Development. She has worked in a variety
of industries - Retail, Hospitality, Financial, and Academia - working
one on one with organizations to help them implement learning and
development initiatives, develop leaders, execute change, and build
learning organizations. Prior to coming to PCC, Mary was the Dean of
the School of Business at Marylhurst University where she remains a
faculty member. She teaches classes in management, leadership, and
Mary will lead a discussion on strategic decisions and conflict resolution.
Richard Mitchell, Partner, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP &
General Counsel, Port of Longview, Washington USA
Richard's practice focuses on real estate, land use, design and
construction-related transactions, in addition to representing private
entities and public agencies on a range of state, local and municipal
issues. He represents both private companies and public entities as
their outside General Counsel, including the Port of Longview,
Washington USA. As the former General Counsel to Governor Christine
Gregoire, Richard provided advice to Washington's Chief Executive
Officer and her staff on a wide range of matters. Richard has
substantial experience in complex commercial litigation, as well as in
government affairs and public policy. Richard will give an important presentation on ethical issues and laws surrounding elected port commissioners.
Lillian Tsai, Consultant, TsaiComms
Born and raised in Malaysian Borneo, award winner Lillian A. Tsai specializes in the
training, design and implementation of cross-cultural country specific
workshops, and other intercultural communications and diversity and
inclusion (D&I) programs. Prior to starting TsaiComms in 2002, she
spent 25 years in global high tech marketing and communications, which
included an expatriate assignment in Stuttgart, Germany. For the past
13 years, she has been working with global companies who have
subsidiaries, joint ventures and/or suppliers in Chinese-speaking
countries (China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan). She has also
trained China-based employees about western cultures. Her clients
span multiple industries. She has served on multiple boards of
non-profits including the Portland Human Resources Management
Association, the Oregon Organization Development Network, the NW China
Council, and the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and
Research. Lillian will present valuable information on working and communicating with Chinese-speaking cultures.
Trina D'Amico, Sr. Organizational Development Consultant, Port of Portland
In her role at the Port of Portland, she is responsible for
analyzing Port learning and development needs; managing resources to
meet the instructor led and e-learning needs of the organization as
well as actively managing the talent pipeline of the organization
through succession planning and learning and development programs. Her
duties also involve designing, developing, and delivering interventions
that proactively address the business needs for improved workforce
performance. She also delivers mid-senior level manager coaching
services as needed. Trina enjoys applying systems thinking and
integral coaching to encourage both organizational and individual
change that is sustained over time. "Integral coaching" is a way of
working with people that leaves them more competent and more fulfilled
so that they are more able to contribute to their organizations and
find meaning in what they are doing. Her passion is
contributing to the creation of healthy, functioning systems at all
levels of the organization. Prior to starting at the Port of Portland
in 2007, she worked at Intel. Trina is also a Professional Certified
Coach through New Ventures West, an affiliate of the International
Coaching Federation. Trina will be discussing succession planning.
And here are additional invited speakers and topics lined up for this seminar:
Lee Weinstein, President, Weinstein PR (crisis communications)
Sue Dvonch, Partner, Shey-Harding (navigating the politics of hiring a port executive)
Doug Drummond, Commissioner, Port of Long Beach, California USA (lessons learned through diverse leadership roles)
Registration is only $275 for APP members if you sign up by April 8th.
Registration includes lunch and continental breakfast. Since this seminar will take place on a Friday, feel free to spend the weekend in Portland, recently named America's best food city by the Washington Post!
Special thanks to the Port of Portland for sponsoring our Spring Seminar!
|WRAPPING UP THE 2016 WINTER CONFERENCE |
APP's 2016 Winter Conference
January 13-15, 2016
Waikoloa Beach Marriott
Big Island, Hawaii
APP's 2016 Winter Conference
held on the amazing Big Island, Hawaii, was an outstanding event that
was packed with informative presentations, fun networking events, and
plenty of opportunities to learn what's happening at Pacific ports.
Special thanks to our sponsors, guest speakers, and all attendees for
making this conference a success.
Thanks to the 2016 Winter Conference Sponsors:
|SAVE THE DATES: 103RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE HOSTED BY PORT OF HUENEME|
and the Port of Hueneme are busy preparing for a fun and informative
103rd Annual Conference in Port Hueneme, California USA. Online
registration will be coming very soon, so please mark down
July 10-13, 2016 in your calendars now!
We're assembling a program full of exciting guest speakers
and networking events. Your companion is welcome to join you in
California, and you'll enjoy tours of the Port of Hueneme Naval Base,
Auto Processing Centers and much more.
Our hotel room block will be at the Holiday
Inn Express, which offers excellent and affordable facilities, while
the conference plenary sessions and networking events will take place
at the Port of Hueneme administrative building and nearby port-related
Stay tuned to www.PacificPorts.org for updated information on registration, travel information, guest speakers, and more.
HAWAII HARBORS CELEBRATES PROJECT GROUNDBREAKING AT HILO HARBOR
HILO - The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), Harbors
Division, recently celebrated the Pier 4 Project at Hilo Harbor with a
groundbreaking and dedication/blessing ceremony. The project consists
of multiple phases: dredging and construction of the Pier 4
Inter-Island Cargo Terminal, construction of the Inter-Island Cargo
Terminal Facility-Container Yard, and Kumau Street Entrance
HDOT will begin work on the final phase of the project, the Pier 4
Cargo Terminal. This phase involves the creation of a 602 linear foot
reinforced concrete pier with associated site work that will be located
to the west of the existing Pier 3.
The completed Inter-Island
Cargo Terminal Facility-Container Yard component of the project
reconstructed a portion of the existing container yard and built a new
adjacent container yard with a comfort station, lighting, and
utilities. This phase generated an additional 4 acres to be used for
cargo operations, amounting to approximately 10 acres total.
order to relieve traffic congestion and enhance safety, the completed
Kumau Street Entrance Improvements widened the street from a 2-lane
roadway to a 4-lane roadway and provided intersection improvements at
Kalanianaole Street. Improvements include new asphaltic concrete
pavement, concrete sidewalks, curbs, gutters, drainage system, water
main, and additional street lighting at the Kalanianaole Street
"The construction of Pier 4 at Hilo Harbor will
create a dedicated operating area for inter-island cargo operations
which will relieve the issues that the harbor currently experiences,"
said HDOT Director Ford Fuchigami. "Transporting provisions to Hawaii
County will become more efficient, thus promoting economic and social
The estimated total cost for the project is $68.5 million. Work on the final phase is anticipated to be completed by July 2017.Currently,
inter-island cargo operations are conducted at Pier 2, a pier
constructed in the 1920s that functions with restrictions. Due to space
limitations, operations at Pier 2 require space from Pier 1 and Pier 3.
This creates the intermingling of cargo and cruise ship operations. The
utilization of Pier 2 is also compromised when liquid-bulk operations
occur at Pier 3. Creating Pier 4, a larger pier with a dedicated area,
will improve safety and efficiency by separating the cargo and
passenger operations. It will replace the aging Pier 2 and be able to
support new container handling equipment and vessels.
CALENDAR: UPCOMING APP EVENTS
Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:
Friday, April 29, 2016
APP Spring Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar
"Navigating Toward Success: Executive Leadership Strategies"
Portland International Airport Conference Center
Portland, Oregon USA
July 10-13, 2016
103rd Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Hueneme
Port Hueneme, California
Registration coming soon!
APP Fall Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar
APP Winter Conference
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
Your 2015-16 APP Executive Committee:
Mary Anne Rooney, President - Port of Hueneme, California USA
Claire Poumele, First Vice President - American Samoa Port Authority
Elizabeth Blanchard, Second Vice President - Port of Stockton, California USA
Patrick Trapp, Third Vice President - Port of St. Helens, Oregon USA
Tai-Hsin Lee, Past President - Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd.
Dick Dodge - Port of Redwood City, California USA
Doug Drummond - Port of Long Beach, California USA
Timothy Kernaghan - Port Authority of Guam
Bob Bagaason - Port of Longview, Washington USA
Robert Larson - Port of Benton, Washington USA
Representative - Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Taiwan
Kim B. Puzey - Port of Umatilla, Oregon USA
Randa Coniglio - Port of San Diego, California USA
Please feel free to contact your APP staff with any questions, concerns, or requests:
Lisa Pomasl, Executive Director:
Brian Wright, Operations Manager:
Kersten Green, Administrative Assistant