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GALVESTON, Texas (December 18, 2017) - The Port of Galveston welcomed its newest staff member today. Laura C. Camcioglu is the Port's new Director of Administration.
Ms. Camcioglu will lead the
Port's Administration Department. She is responsible for overseeing the administrative
functions of the Port, including all human resources, procurement, general
administration, information systems and risk and safety activities.
Formerly the Assistant
Manager for Christian Community Service Center, Camcioglu has over 20 years of
experience in finance, procurement, human resources, project management and
communications. She served as Division Manager for the Public Works and
Engineering department for the City of Houston and Acting Assistant Director of
Human Resources for the Houston Airport System.
"We are excited to welcome Laura to our team," said Peter Simons, Interim Port Director. "With her vast experience in human resources and procurement, she will be an invaluable asset to our hard working management team."
Camcioglu earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M and a Master of Arts degree from St. Mary's University in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In addition, she has completed the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program.
About the Port of Galveston
The Port of Galveston is the
region’s gateway to the Gulf for cruise ships and international trade. Located
at the entrance to Galveston Bay, the Port leases and maintains facilities on
both Galveston Island and Pelican Island. The Galveston Island operations are a
diversified mix of cargo including roll on-roll-off cargo, dry bulk, export
grain, refrigerated fruit, general cargo, and project cargo. In addition, the
Port handles over 1.7 million cruise passengers annually. The Port’s Pelican
Island facilities comprise a combination of undeveloped property, an active
ship and rig repair facility, and liquid bulk operations. The Port is a
self-supporting enterprise utility with operating revenues of approximately $33
million. It does not rely on tax dollars for operations.