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Texas A&M University-Galveston
News Release
Monday, January 08, 2018

Texas A&M Galveston Graduate Joins the Port of Vancouver USA
as Chief Commercial Officer

GALVESTON, Texas — The Port of Vancouver USA has hired Texas A&M University at Galveston graduate, Alex Strogen, as its Chief Commercial Officer.  Strogen joins the port Jan. 16, 2018.  Strogen has extensive global maritime experience including the sourcing of ocean transport and port operations along with business development across the U.S., Middle East, Pacific, Atlantic and Latin American regions.  He also has experience managing various aspects of marine terminal activities including vessel planning and stevedoring.

“Alex brings a wealth of experience to the Port of Vancouver.  He’s been on both sides of the table as a customer and a sales manager, so he really understands the needs of both and how to navigate those relationships,” said port CEO Julianna Marler.  “He also shares our dedication to industry leadership, stewardship and exceptional partnership.  He’s a great addition to the team, and we look forward to welcoming him to our port and community in January.”

Strogen, from Arlington, Texas, graduated in 1999 from Texas A&M Galveston with a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Administration.  He has also completed executive education programs at the United States Maritime Academy at Kings Point, New York.

“When I hear of success stories like Alex, I know his education, hard work and the Aggie Values he learned at Texas A&M Galveston have paid off for him and it makes all of us proud,” said Col. Michael E. Fossum, Chief Operating Officer at Texas A&M Galveston.  “We look forward to hearing more great things about Alex and hope to have him visit campus to tell students about his journey.”

Strogen’s responsibilities will include planning and implementing short- and long-range maritime marketing strategies, objectives and programs to promote domestic and international trade, planning and directing the marine cargo development program, guiding industrial recruitment and customer service, and developing and maintaining relationships to promote utilization of the port.

Prior to joining the port, Strogen served for six years as a Senior Global Category Leader for General Electric Global Operations.  He has also held positions with major ocean carriers, including American Roll On Roll Off Carrier, APL and Maersk Line.

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