Mark McAndrews has been Port Director in Pascagoula since March 2001. His maritime career, which extends over 35 years, involves public and private sector experience including stevedoring/maritime terminals, marine operations and public port administration.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Transportation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, is a U. S. Coast Guard licensed Merchant Marine Officer and retired as Captain in the Navy Reserve.
Mark is immediate past Chairman of the Board of the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA), an organization which represents over 130 public port authorities in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America. He is Chairman of the AAPA U. S. Gulf Caucus and serves on the AAPA U.S. Legislative Policy Council, and the Executive Committee.
Mark is Chairman of the Gulf Ports Association of the Americas (GPAA), and is active in state and local maritime organizations, serving on the Executive Committee of the Mississippi Coast Foreign Trade Zone, the Board of Directors of Mississippi Water Resources Association, Mississippi Ports Council, Mississippi Intermodal Council and Governor Bryant’s Ocean Task Force focusing on Maritime Unmanned Vessel Operations in Mississippi.