News Release for May 17, 2016

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Paul Merrill, Public Information Officer - 207-624-3355 or 207-215-9297



The International Association of Maritime and Port Professionals (IAMPE) is pleased to announce its latest class of maritime managers and executives to complete the IAMPE Professional Certification Program.

The program provides a recognized industry-wide professional certification for those port and maritime professionals who have industry experience and who enroll in and complete the management certification program. The program includes comprehensive seminar education offered by industry professionals and approved by the Board of the IAMPE.

Receiving the professional designation of Certified Maritime Port Manager was David Bernhardt, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Transportation. Receiving the Maritime Port Executive (MPE) Certifications were Jonathan Nass, Deputy Director of the Maine Department of Transportation, Nicolas Dawes of Cianbro, Brock Mooney of the Maine Department of Transportation and Laurel Rafferty of Portscape. The program was hosted and sponsored by the Maine Port Authority and HDR in Portland.

In addition to the professional certification, each individual receives 4 graduate level academic credits through the Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business & Logistics at the Maine Maritime Academy. Those with Professional Engineering (PE) certifications also receive continuing education credits.

The IAMPE Maritime Management Program is designed to provide a pathway for professional development and certification for port and maritime professionals.

Required course work includes management education, advanced executive management education, continuing education and industry experience. Programs are reviewed by the Board of Advisors of the IAMPE, comprised of senior executives from over 20 ports and business sectors in North America.

Over 1,000 port and maritime professionals have been certified in North America and the Caribbean.

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