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Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District Hires New Executive Director, Charles D. Tillotson

With decades of maritime industry experience, Charles Tillotson joins the Port of Plaquemines team as Executive Director, effective December 1, 2022. Mr. Tillotson has leadership experience in port business development and operations. His expertise includes handling vessels carrying liquid bulk, dry bulk, containers, breakbulk, military explosives and hazardous materials, and RoRo in over forty-five marine terminals in the U.S. and Asia.

Mr. Tillotson’s previous positions included chief commercial officer for SeaPort Manatee; senior vice president for Carver Maritime Manatee, Florida; chief commercial officer for Diversified Port Holdings in Jacksonville, Florida; director of business development for Metro Ports, Galveston, Texas; vice president of military business development for Ports America/Marine Terminals Corp in multiple ports.

Mr. Tillotson holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree in business management from St. Mary’s College of California. In addition, he is a graduate of the Army Management Staff College and earned global logistics specialist certification from the California Maritime Academy.

As a U.S. Navy veteran, Tillotson served 10 years of active and reserve duty before his discharge in 1992. His civil service experience included positions as a marine cargo specialist for the U.S. Naval Weapons Station Concord, California, and as chief of breakbulk cargo at the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command in Oakland, California. Additionally, he worked operations in Southeast and Southwest Asia.

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