Harbor and Terminal District announces new board officers

The following is a news release from The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District:

The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District elected a new slate of officers for 2010/2011 at its regular scheduled June 2010 meeting. The seven member board elected the following officers; Mr. C. Wade Shaddock, Jr., President; Mr. Walter Sanchez, Vice President; Mr. James Herford, Secretary/Treasurer and Mr. Harry Hank, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer. The elections take effect July 1, 2010.

Mr. Shaddock, a board member since June 2003, is a Lake Charles native, and a West Point graduate who also has a Masters Degree in Political Science from Kansas University. Service of 27 years in the Army was followed by work at Powell Lumber Company, where he was a Senior Vice President. In 1993 he was appointed as a Director/Trustee at The H. C. Drew Estate. Mr. Shaddock has served on the Louisiana State Board of Commerce and Industry, the Lake Charles Civil Service Board, and in numerous civic and service organizations.

Mr. Sanchez joined the board in June of 2009. He was born in Lake Charles and received his undergraduate and law degrees from LSU. He has been in private practice in Lake Charles for 25 years. Mr. Sanchez has served on numerous non-profit boards and public commissions and currently serves as the President of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association and as a Trustee for LifeShare Blood Centers, Inc.

Mr. Herford joined the board in May of 2009. He started his working career in 1971 with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Department.  Mr. Herford served as Chief of Police for the City of Westlake from 1979 until he retired in 1997.  He then served on the Louisiana Parole Board from 1997 – 2004. He is currently employed by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Department as a Lieutenant/Sub-Station supervisor. Mr. Herford attended McNeese State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Baptist Christian College – Shreveport in Business Administration.

Mr. Hank became a member of the Board in September 2004 and served as President for the 2008/2009 term. Mr. Hank has resided in Lake Charles, LA, since 1971. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. He retired from PPG Industries in 1998 after 37 years of service. Mr. Hank has been actively involved in community service since arriving to Lake Charles.

The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District is the 11th largest Port District in the United States and is located on the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Southwest Louisiana. The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District is governed by a seven member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Governor.  To learn more about the Port of Lake Charles and the surrounding area, visit the Port's website at www.portlc.com.