The International Association of Maritime and Port Professionals (IAMPE) is pleased to announce its latest class of maritime professionals to complete the IAMPE Accredited Marine Port Executive Program. Participants completed 16 addition hours of continuing education and will be part of the class of 2017. The continuing education program includes comprehensive seminar education offered by industry professionals and approved by the Board of the IAMPE.
The awards were made in Anchorage, Alaska. Receiving the professional designation of Accredited Marine Port Executive (AMPE) were Jim Jager, AMPE, Sharen Walsh, AMPE, Stuart Greydanus, AMPE and Cheryl Beckham, AMPE with the Port of Anchorage; Norm Regis, AMPE and Ron Long, AMPE with the City of Seward; Bryan Hawkins, AMPE, from the Port and Harbor of Homer; and Murph O’Brien, AMPE, Ron McPherson, AMPE and Cynthia Lowe, AMPE with HDR in Anchorage. This makes Anchorage the first North American port to have most of its senior staff reach the AMPE level. Congratulations to the Ports of Anchorage, Seward and Homer for their commitment to training, education and excellence in the industry.
The two-day seminar style program was hosted by HDR Inc. in their Anchorage office. Capt. Jeffrey Monroe, MM, AMPE of the HDR Boston/Portland office presented the seminar.
In addition to the professional certification, each individual receives 16 continuing edcuation credits. IAMPE certifications are also awarded academic credit through the Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business & Logistics at the Maine Maritime Academy. Those with Professional Engineering (PE) and similar certifications also receive continuing education credits to maintain their credentials. All programs are reviewed and accepted by the Board of the IAMPE, comprised of senior executives from over 28 ports and business sectors in North America. Further information is available at www.iampe.org.