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Catherine Soper
Public Affairs Manager

Executive Director John Mohr voted as North Pacific Caucus Chair for AAPA

Post Date:03/28/2002

John Mohr of the Port of Everett will replace Steve Sewell of the Port of Seattle as the North Pacific Caucus Chair of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). AAPA is an alliance of ports of the Western Hemisphere including the major shipping ports from the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. The North Pacific Caucus represents the shipping ports of British Columbia, Canada and the shipping ports of Washington and Oregon. Following his election to the Chair of the North Pacific Caucus, Mohr was voted in as the incoming U.S. Delegation Chair of the AAPA by unanimous decision at the AAPA Spring Meeting held in March.

The U.S. Delegation Chair is responsible for chairing all U.S. Legislative Policy Council meetings as well as having master of ceremony duties at four major AAPA events each year. Mohr will also be responsible for articulating AAPA’s legislative position before Congress and other appropriate venues. Mohr’s term begins at the AAPA Annual Convention in September 2002 where he will be officially installed on the last evening of the event.

Everett Port Commissioner Don Hopkins said "This is really quite an honor for John to have been voted into this prestigious position. It definitely makes a statement as to what his peers in the port industry think about him, and not only U.S. ports, but international ports as well. The Everett Port Commission is extremely pleased and recognizes what a tremendous opportunity this is for John."

John Mohr is in his fifth year as the Executive Director of the Port of Everett. His previous experience includes ports in Coos Bay and Newport, Oregon and Olympia, Washington. Mohr has an extensive background in shipping, waterfront commercial development, environmental issues and industrial development matters.

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