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Houston City Council Reappoints Dean Corgey to Port Commission of Port of Houston Authority

HOUSTON, Jan. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dean E. Corgey was unanimously reappointed Port Commissioner of the Port of Houston Authority today by Houston City Council. Port Commissioners serve two-year terms without pay. Corgey was first appointed in January 2013.

Mayor Annise D. Parker cited Corgey's broad experience and how it qualifies him to be a member of the Port Commission.

"Not only does he bring a labor perspective to the commission," she said, "but he also brings an understanding of how ports around the world connect with Houston."

Corgey has been vice president of the Seafarers International Union (SIU), responsible for the Gulf Coast region since 1990. He supervises SIU activities from Charleston, S.C., to Brownsville, Texas. He also serves as vice president of the international union.

He is a trustee for the Seafarers Pension Plan, Seafarers Health and Benefits Plan, Joint Employment Fund, Training/Safety Fund and Transportation Institute. He serves as a vice president of the Texas AFL-CIO; as secretary-treasurer of the West Gulf Ports Council of the AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Department; and on the executive board of the Harris County AFL-CIO.

Corgey chairs the Community Relations Committee and serves on the Procurement and Small Business Development and Dredge task forces.

About the Port of Houston Authority

For nearly 100 years, the Port of Houston Authority has owned or operated the public cargo-handling facilities of the Port of Houston – the nation's largest port for foreign waterborne tonnage. The port is an economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas and the nation. It supports the creation of more than one million statewide jobs and more than 2.1 million nationwide jobs, and the generation of economic activity totaling more than $178.5 billion in Texas and $499 billion across the nation. For more information, visit the Port Authority website at: www.portofhouston.com.

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CONTACT: Bill Hensel, Manager, Corporate Communications Office: (713) 670-2893 Cell: (832) 452-5776 E-mail: bhensel@poha.com

Source:Port of Houston Authority