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Port of Houston Authority
News Release with Interview by Jim Guidry
Monday, January 30, 2012


HOUSTON –The Port Commission of The Port of Houston Authority appointed Leonard D. Waterworth as the Interim Executive Director of the Port Authority at a special meeting today.

In his introduction, Port Commission Chairman James T. Edmonds said, “We are fortunate to have Len to guide the Port Authority as Interim Executive Director as we continue to build on our successes and carry out our mission of economic development and job creation for this region and state.”

“I look forward to serving the port,” Waterworth said. “It is really the heart of economic prosperity for this entire community. And it is a critically important economic engine for our region and nation, generating more than 785,000 direct and indirect jobs and $118 billion in regional economic impact and $285 billion nationwide.”

In an interview with Guidry News Service Waterworth said that he believes his experience over the past several years has prepared him for this assignment. Listen: MP3 RealPlayer

Waterworth most recently served as President/Chief Executive Officer of Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation, a Texas-based engineering consulting firm. Over the last 32 years, he has held successive executive leadership positions at increasing levels of responsibilities in both the private and public sectors. In the public sector, Waterworth most recently served as District Engineer/Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District in Galveston.

He received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State, a Master of Engineering Administration from George Washington University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

The Commission also approved a professional services contract with Boyden World Corporation to identify candidates for employment as Executive Director.

Remembering Jim Guidry Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership

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