2019-20 APP President

Ian Marr, President and CEO, Nanaimo Port Authority, BC, Canada

Ian Marr, President and CEO with Nanaimo Port Authority, a certified general accountant and chartered professional accountant, began working for the Nanaimo Harbour Commission, as it was then called, in 1987, in property leasing. He was named President and CEO in January of 2019.



Ian Marr, President - Nanaimo Port Authority, British Columbia Canada
Pete Reyes, Vice President, Commonwealth Ports Authority, CNMI
Lou Anne Bynum, Second Vice President - Port of Long Beach, California USA
Shao-Liang Chen, Third Vice President Taiwan International Ports Corp, Ltd., Taiwan
Elizabeth Blanchard, Past President, Port of Stockton, California USA

Regional Representatives
Randa Coniglio - Port of San Diego, California USA
Dick Dodge - Port of Redwood City, California USA
Ying-Feng Chung - Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd., Taiwan
Robert Larson - Port of Benton, Washington USA
Kim B. Puzey - Port of Umatilla, OR USA
Maria Taitano - Port Authority of Guam

At-Large Representative
Sherwood Tibon, Republic of Marshall Islands Ports Authority
Patsy Martin - Port of Skagit, Washington USA
Claire Tuia Poumele - American Samoa Department of Port Administration


Lisa Pomasl
Executive Director

Lisa became APP executive director in 2013 after serving as deputy director of APP and Columbia River Channel Coalition since 2006. She has over 20 years of diverse experience in the maritime industry with a strong background in nonprofit maritime-related association management. Previously Lisa managed the Columbia River Channel Coalition for six years, and spent seven years at the Merchants Exchange of Portland managing several associations: Columbia River Shippers Association, Columbia River Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, Portland Shipping Club, Maritime Information Services of North America, and the Merchants Exchange Grain Committee. She began her career in the maritime field managing import and export container traffic at Hyundai America Shipping Agency (P.N.) for six years. Lisa served for eight years on the Women’s Shipping Club of Portland’s Board of Directors in the roles of Membership Chair, Newsletter Editor, Vice-President, and led the Club as their 50th President from 2007-2008. During the next eight years, she served as Fundraising Chair with the Boy Scouts of America. While an Oregonian since 1993, Lisa grew up in Tucson, Arizona and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona.

Kersten Green
Deputy Director

Kersten Green became APP deputy director in 2018 after serving as an administrative coordinator since 2013. Kersten's experience with nonprofit maritime management began in 2001 when she joined the Merchants Exchange of Portland. She provided vital administrative support for Clean Rivers Cooperative, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to professional spill response and the prevention of maritime petroleum spills. Her experience includes the intricate planning of oil spill drills. Since 2013, she has been an integral part of ensuring the conferences of the Association of Pacific Ports run smoothly, providing hands-on support wherever needed. Her strong background in nonprofit maritime association management includes serving as Newsletter Editor on the Women’s Shipping Club of Portland’s Board of Directors. She is also a professional photographer specializing in outdoor family portraits.