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Kurt Nagle retires as CEO of AAPA after nearly 35 years

PortandTerminal.com, October 16, 2019

Kurt Nagle has retired from the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) after nearly 35 years of service to the industry. He retires as its president and CEO, a position that he has held at the AAPA for 24 of those years.

Kurt joined the port services association in 1985 and spent his first decade in its government affairs division. He was named president and CEO in 1995.

On reflecting upon his time at the AAPA Kurt commented that “Our overarching priority was always to keep the industry together, provide that forum where people could get together, build relationships and have the ability to reach out across the hemisphere to help each other,”.

‘Kurt Nagle and his team have done a remarkable job during this period of staying focused and moving forward,’ said William Friedman, AAPA chairman and CEO of the Port of Cleveland. ‘The AAPA team can take justifiable pride in its accomplishments and have confidence that we will continue building this organization into an influential powerhouse going forward.’

“It’s a good time for me to retire and go to the next stage, And I think we’re leaving the industry in good hands” Nagel observed.

The AAPA named Christopher Connor, a veteran shipping executive, its new president and CEO.

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