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R. Adam McBride


2003 - Present - Port Director - Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District

• Employed as Port Director of the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District as of July 28, 2003

1996 - 2003 - Executive Director - Diamond State Port Corporation

• Appointed as Executive Director of the Port of Wilmington, Delaware, by Thomas R. Carper, Governor of the State of Delaware;

• Established the Port as the nation's largest refrigerated and frozen import facility;

• Directed the planning, design, and construction of over $100 million of new Port facilities;

• Led an organizational development program raising the standards of performance, professionalism and productivity in a growing workforce of up to 300 employees plus seasonal workers;

• Grew revenues by over 50% to $26 million while actively and creatively managing cost structures resulting in best earning amongst ports in the North Atlantic region;

• Actively developed new training programs, safety improvements, labor contracts and security advances resulting in below-industry standard accident rates and above-average productivity;

• Managed board and government relations which yielded substantial improvements in government and pubic relations and support for Port developments;

• Focused development of port on automobiles and fruit refrigerated cargoes;

1987 - 1996 - Saint John Port Corportation

1990 - 1996 - Assistant General Manager/Chief Operating Officer

1987 - 1990 - Director of Finance and Administration

1980 - 1978 - Manager, Finance and Administration - Prince Rupert Port Corporation


Camosun College - Business Administration

Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

Fellow - Society of Chartered Administratiors (FCIS)

Anatomy of Shipping - Cambridge University, England

Professional Affiliations:

Director, American Association of Port Authorities

Director, North Atlantic Port's Association

Director, University of Delaware Sea Grant Board

Director, Chilean American Chamber of Commerce

Director, Maritime Exchange for Delaware River

Chairman, Delaware Port Days

President, Canada Ports and Harbors Association

Chairman Port's Association Planning Committee

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