Port of Greater Baton Rouge Commission elects officers

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

The board of commissioners for the Port of Greater Baton Rouge has elected new officers for 2019. Officers elected include Kevin Stevens, East Baton Rouge Parish, president; Clint Seneca, Iberville Parish, secretary; and Bob Kelly, East Baton Rouge Parish, treasurer.

Kevin Stevens, president, is co-owner of Blanchard’s Building Materials in Plaquemine, as well as co-owner of State Lumber and Hardware located on Highland Road in Baton Rouge.

Clint Seneca, secretary, is a deputy assessor for the Iberville Parish Assessor's Office, and is an elected Alderman for the Town of Grosse Tete.

Bob Kelly, treasurer, is a Louisiana Farm Bureau representative, a cattle farmer, and is employed in the chemical industry.

The port governance body is a 15-member commission appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards to establish policy and provide oversight into the port's development. Port commissioners are selected from the four parishes served by the port: Ascension, Iberville, East and West Baton Rouge. The Greater Baton Rouge Port Commission oversees 85 miles of the Mississippi River and is a port that handles millions of tons of cargo annually while providing access to mid-America through the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the upper Mississippi River system.

For more information on the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, visit the website at www.portgbr.com.

Contributed by the Port of Greater Baton Rouge