Gov. Bobby Jindal has appointed Cheryl Quinn Brumfield and James Wesley Daniels II to the South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission, the Louisiana governing authority for the Port Manchac inter-modal terminal.
Brumfield’s seat was nominated by the Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation, and Daniels’ seat was nominated by state Rep. Steve Pugh, a news release from the Port Commission said.
“The South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission/Port Manchac is fortunate to add two more experienced local business leaders to our team,” port Executive Director and CEO Pat Dufresne said. “Ms. Brumfield and Mr. Daniels are well-known in their professional fields as well as in the Tangipahoa Parish community and together bring a great deal of business development experience to our board.”
Brumfield is replacing outgoing Commissioner Mike Williams, and Daniels is replacing outgoing Commissioner Mark Griggs. Additional members of the South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission attending the official oath of office ceremony Dec. 9 were Donald Boihem, Daryl Ferrara, Lucas Watkins, Ernest Drake III and William Joubert.
Brumfield is a native and resident of Hammond, and is a graduate of Hammond High School and Southeastern Louisiana University. She is employed with First Guaranty Bank as a vice president and the Independence Banking Center manager and commercial lender.
Daniels is a Tangipahoa Parish real estate developer and a managing partner at his family business Branch Real Estate LLC in Ponchatoula, which has been family-owned and operated for more than 60 years. He is licensed through the Louisiana Real Estate Commission and has several designations in his field. Daniels is a member of the Ponchatoula Kiwanis Club, the Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce and the Hammond Chamber of Commerce.
The South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission was created by an act of the Louisiana Legislature in 1962 and consists of seven members appointed by the governor for six-year terms, the release said.
Commissioners receive no compensation for their community service to the organization. The board is the official Louisiana governing authority for Port Manchac, a public inter-modal port facility serving clients throughout the U.S. Gulf South, capable of handling cargo by barge, rail and truck at one prime inland location, the release said.