The Southwest Transportation Workforce Center (SWTWC) congratulates its esteemed steering committee member Kristin Decas for being selected as the 2017 Top Port Director of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). Decas currently serves as the CEO and Director for the Port of Hueneme. Prior to working at the Port of Hueneme, she served as CEO and Director for the Port of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Decas was the first woman to serve as the director at either port. Both ports saw considerable growth financially under her leadership, which in turn created positive economic and social impacts in the local communities.
Committee and the U.S. Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council.
The IAOTP is an international networking organization that consists of the top professionals from different industries. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s Annual Award Gala to honor their achievements. This year’s gala will be held at the Ritz Carlton in Battery Park, New York City on December 16, 2017.
SWTWC is funded by the Federal Highway Administration and housed at the Center for International Trade and Transportation at California State University, Long Beach.