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Port of New Orleans chief operating officer joins Green Marine board

Brandy Christian
Green Marine, an environmental certification program for the North American marine industry, elected Port of New Orleans chief operating officer Brandy Christian to its board.

'Brandy Christian’s nomination shows a high level of commitment to sustainability from the Port of New Orleans,' said Green Marine executive director David Bolduc. He added the hope that her involvement is a sign of increased commitment from the Gulf of Mexico maritime industry.

The port earned its first environmental certification with Green Marine in May 2015, becoming the eighth US port to achieve the milestone at the time.

The Port of New Orleans will host a Green Marine seminar Oct. 27 immediately following the American Association of Port Authorities' annual conference in New Orleans. The seminar aims to educate the maritime industry in Louisiana and across the Gulf Coast on the innovative efforts of ports, terminal operators and vessel owners to operate in a more sustainable manner.

Christian is expected to succeed Gary LaGrange as port president and ceo when he retires in April 2017.