Kristin Decas, CEO and port director for the Port of Hueneme, has been elected as the American Association of Port Authorities' (AAPA) incoming chair for its 2014-2015 activity year.
Decas took over as the Port of Hueneme’s CEO in February 2012. However, Ms Decas served for five years as CEO and port director for the Port of New Bedford, Massachussetts – the nation’s number one value fishing port.
In that position, she orchestrated the port’s complete fiscal turnaround and helped with the development of a new terminal to support the nation’s first offshore wind energy project.
“I feel very privileged to serve as AAPA’s next chairman of the board and am thankful for the opportunity,” said Decas.
Decas will take office at the conclusion of the AAPA’s annual convention in Houston in November.