USA: Mississippi Port Names New Executive Director

Mississippi Port Names New Executive Director

Following a national search, the Board of Commissioners of the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport has named Jonathan Daniels as the port’s new executive director.

“We are very pleased to be successful in landing a person with the experience and credentials of Jonathan Daniels,” said Jim Simpson, commission president.

“Jonathan has port management, international trade, and economic development experience and that is the ideal combination of skill sets we need in a leader.”

“I am looking forward to working with Jonathan toward our common goal of completing the Port of Gulfport Restoration Project and growing the port’s capacity beyond anything we have seen before,” said Brent Christensen, executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority.

“Given his background in economic development, I know he will provide great leadership in our efforts to bring more jobs and economic activity to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and our state as a whole.”


Press Release, April 30, 2013