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Harris County Commissioners Court Reappoints John D. Kennedy to Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority

HOUSTON, Jan. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- John D. Kennedy was reappointed to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority today by Harris County Commissioners Court. Port Commissioners serve two-year terms without pay.

Mr. Kennedy’s military service, as well as his professional career and community involvement in the greater Houston area spans the course of several decades. Mr. Kennedy retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Army after 27 years of military service focusing on logistics, leadership, and management. Following his military career, he served as City Manager of the City of Nassau Bay, Texas for more than ten years.

Mr. Kennedy is Chairman of the Port Commission’s Procurement and Small Business Development Task Force and serves on the Governance Committee and Community Relations Committee. Mr. Kennedy was originally appointed to the Port Commission by Harris County Commissioners Court in December 2012.

About the Port of Houston Authority

For more than 100 years, the Port of Houston Authority has owned and operated the public wharves and terminals of the Port of Houston – the nation’s largest port for foreign waterborne tonnage and an essential economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas, and the nation. It supports the creation of nearly 1.175 million jobs in Texas and 2.7 million jobs nationwide, and economic activity totaling almost $265 billion in Texas – 16 percent of Texas’ total gross domestic product – and more than $617 billion in economic impact across the nation. For more information, visit the Port Authority website at: www.portofhouston.com.


CONTACT: Lisa Ashley, Director, Media Relations Office: 713-670-2644; Mobile: 832-247-8179 E-mail: lashley@poha.com

Source:Port of Houston Authority