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IAMPE Certifies Port Professionals


The International Association of Maritime and Port Professionals (IAMPE) is pleased to announce its latest class of maritime professionals to complete the IAMPE Professional Management Certification Program.  The program provides a recognized industry-wide professional certification for those port and maritime professionals who have industry experience 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 Executive (CMPE) were Stephen Ribuffo, CMPE, Port Director of the Port of Anchorage and Tim Dressel, CMPE, Director of Information Technologies for the Port of Prince Rupert.  Receiving the Maritime Port Executive (MPE) Certifications were Stuart Greydanus, MPE; Todd Cowles, MPE; Sharen Walsh, MPE; Cheryl Beckham, MPE; all from the Port of Anchorage as well as Jim Jager, MPE of the Municipality of Anchorage; Therese Dolan, MPE from Port MacKenzie; Alan Sorum, MPE from the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council; Jeremy Talbot, MPE from the Port of Valdez; Jim Hunt, MPE from the Port of Seward; Ron McPherson, MPE and Joseph Scarborough, MPE from HDR (Alaska and Houston offices respectively).  Completing the management program and receiving the Maritime Port Management Certification was Cynthia Lowe, MPM, from HDR (Alaska).  The program was hosted by the HDR office in Anchorage who sponsored the week long MPM-MPE seminar.  Capt. Jeffrey Monroe, MM, CMPE of the HDR Boston office presented the seminar.


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.   Further information is available at www.iampe.org.


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