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SIX-PERSON BOARD SERVES THREE-YEAR TERMS
The Port Commissioners for the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) are a diverse group of individuals who come from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from company executives to a religious leader to a regulatory expert. The commissioners, who serve a three-year term, establish policies that help improve the competitive edge of the Port of Baltimore within the international maritime industry.
BRENDA DANDY,
Co-founder and Financial Executive, Marine Enterprises International
Brenda Dandy
Brenda Dandy became involved with
the Port community when her company, Marine Enterprises International,
a manufacturer of products for the aquarium and seafood industries, started exporting its products globally. The business was started in 1968. Although the company was sold in 2011, her interest in the Port has continued.
In July 2003, Dandy was commissioned by Gov.Robert L. Ehrlich to serve as Vice-Chair of the Maryland Commission for Women, and, in
July 2005, she was appointed and commissioned by Gov. Ehrlich to serve on the Maryland Port Commission.
In July 2015, Gov. Larry Hogan commissioned her for another three- year term.
“My goals are to see the leadership continue in the vein it has this past year,” Dandy said. “We had excellent economic progress due to the fact
that we have an exceptional team. I would like to see us strive to continue our public service to the commercial and marine industries and maintain
the quality in all the services we provide. Also, I would like to see the Port manage the resources of the environment that will meet the needs of future generations.”
Dandy said one the biggest challenges facing the Port is maintaining its capital facilities in working order
and managing the funds allotted for infrastructure. She said this is a vital area where the Port needs to manage wisely. In addition, Dandy would like to make progress with the Howard Street tunnel and CSX Railroad.
In addition to serving as a Port Commissioner, Dandy is involved with the Rotary Club of Towsontowne and is on the board of the Johns Hopkins Club.
“Our biggest strength of the state’s maritime industry is the leadership headed by [MDOT MPA Executive Director] Jim White,” Dandy said. “Since I no longer own my business, I’ve been able to balance my time pretty well.”
Maryland Port Commission: 2018 Public Meetings
Maryland Port Commission meetings are generally held on the first Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the Stanton Room (World Trade Center, 20th Floor) unless otherwise noted.
March 6, 2018 April 3, 2018 May 1, 2018 June 5, 2018
July 3, 2018 Nov. 7, 2018 (Wednesday) August (no meeting) Dec. 5, 2018 (at 3:30 p.m.) Sept. 4, 2018
Oct. 2, 2018
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