Press Release Article

PORT AUTHORITY NAMES NEW DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PORT COMMERCE DEPARTMENT -- Two Other Top Managers Named as Part of Department Reorganization

Date: Jan 12, 2001
Press Release Number: 4-2001

Myron D. Ronis, a 30-year veteran of the Port Authority, has been named Deputy Director of the bistate agency\'s Port Commerce Department.
In his new position, Mr. Ronis, of New York, N.Y., will assist Port Commerce Director Richard M. Larrabee with a multi-billion dollar redevelopment and expansion of the Port Authority\'s maritime facilities.

\"Myron has extensive business and program management experience and will be a valuable asset as we move ahead with a major redevelopment of New York and New Jersey\'s world-class ports,\" Mr. Larrabee said.

Mr. Ronis, a registered architect in New York State, previously held the position of General Manager, Port Planning and Development. He was responsible for development of strategic concepts and criteria for port redevelopment programs, intermodal and technical program development, engineering and environmental support, and development of the department\'s capital budget.

\"The Port Commerce Department is also being reorganized to focus on the new challenges and priorities of our customers,\" Mr. Larrabee said.

Thomas H. Wakeman III, of White Plains, N.Y., was promoted to General Manager, Waterways Development. Mr. Wakeman will be responsible for berth and authorized channel water deepening projects, as well as engineering studies for dredged material re-use. He also will have overall responsibility for managing the planning, development and implementation of the Port Authority\'s dredging and waterway management programs.

Mr. Wakeman previously served as Program Manager of the Port Commerce Department\'s Dredging Division. Prior to joining the Port Authority in 1994, Mr. Wakeman was employed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers for more than 20 years.

William F. Fallon, of Rocky Hill, N.J., was promoted to General Manager, Strategic Analysis and Industry Relations. He will be responsible for identifying and evaluating economic, business, maritime and legislative trends, and assessing their potential impact on the Port Commerce Department and the Port of New York and New Jersey. In his new position, he will manage the department\'s customer service programs and will continue to have responsibility for the department\'s external affairs and industry relations activities.

Mr. Fallon was previously employed as General Manager of Trade Development and Industry Relations. Prior to joining the Port Authority in 1986, Mr. Fallon held several executive positions in the ocean carrier industry.

The Port Authority manages the operation of the major marine terminal facilities within the Port of New York and New Jersey, the largest port on the East Coast of North America.

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