AAPA names port person of the year
The American association of port authorities (AAPA) has chosen assistant secretary of the army Rickey R.D. James to receive the 2020 port person of the year award for his dedication in leading the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to streamline processes for maintaining and improving America’s civil works infrastructure, including its deep-draft shipping channels.
“After accepting the nomination to serve as assistant secretary of the army, James committed to ‘move dirt,’ setting in motion his vision to build and maintain infrastructure better and faster than in the past,” said AAPA president and CEO Chris Connor. AAPA will present the “port person” award at the 2020 AAPA spring conference in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, 18 March, where James will also give a speech. (mw)