The South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission re-elected Donald Boihem as president in January.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be re-elected to serve another term as president with the continued mission of economic development,” Boihem said. “I appreciate the continued support of my fellow commissioners and look forward to working with the entire staff in 2015, to continue the re-development of the Port Manchac intermodal terminal into a state-of-the-art transloading facility designed to attract new industries and create new job market opportunities for residents of the Tangipahoa Parish region.”

Boihem retired from his professional career with Entergy after more than 41 years of service as a customer service manager and was originally appointed to the STPPC in 2004, a news release from the commission said.

He previously served as president of the Amite Chamber of Commerce, Hammond Lions Club, Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation and as chairman of the Hammond Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on the board of the Children’s Discovery Center, Tangipahoa Parish United Way and numerous other community service organizations based in Tangipahoa Parish, the release said. Boihem is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and lives in Hammond with his wife Kathy.

The South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission serves as the official governing authority for Port Manchac. The seven commission members are appointed by the governor to six-year terms and receive no compensation for their community service to the organization. The commission was originally created by Act 299 of the Louisiana Legislature in 1962, the release said.