Ascension Parish businessman Blaine Sheets has been elected vice president of the Port of Greater Baton Rouge Board of Commissioners.

Sheets was elected to serve the 2013 term, a news release from the Port of Greater Baton Rouge states.

Sheets is president of Specialized Industrial Maintenance in Gonzales and is a former member of the Board of Commissioners for the Pontchartrain Levee District.

He was appointed to the commission by Gov. Bobby Jindal in 2008 and represents Ascension Parish as a port commissioner.

The port’s governing body is a 15-member commission appointed by the governor to establish policy and provide oversight into the port’s development. Port commissioners are selected from the four parishes served by the port: Ascension, Iberville and East and West Baton Rouge.

The commission oversees 85 miles of the Mississippi River.