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Dr. Elizabeth Blanchard, Port Commissioner for the Port of Stockton, has been named President of the Association of Pacific Ports for 2017-2018.
Blanchard has been a part of APP since becoming commissioner in 2008, having served on the association’s executive committee since 2010.
“The APP does valuable work, providing a forum where port directors can collaborate and develop best practices that increase port efficiency and keep commerce moving,” Blanchard said in a statement. “I have been representing the Port of Stockton as a member of the APP for nearly a decade and participation has yielded benefits that have helped us streamline shipping from California’s Central Valley.”
Blanchard said she was honored to be chosen as APP’s president for the term.
The APP is a trade association providing education and information to “promote the efficiency and effectiveness of Pacific ports.”
The announcement for Blanchard’s term as president was announced at the 104th Annual Conference of the APP in American Somoa. Her term began Aug. 1. The port of Stockton will host next year’s annual conference.