William Langenstein III

William Langenstein III

Chaffe McCall attorney William Langenstein III was sworn in Thursday to serve on the Port of New Orleans' Dock Board.

Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed Langenstein from a group of three nominees who were submitted by 19 local business, civic, labor, education and maritime groups.

He succeeds Michael Kearney as one of the Dock Board's four Orleans Parish representatives.

Langenstein is a former Public Belt Railroad commissioner who serves on several nonprofit and community boards.

With his latest appointment, Langenstein will be rejoined with the Public Belt, which was formally acquired this month by the port and is now being overseen by the Dock Board.

β€œIt is a great honor and privilege to serve on the Board of Commissioners and I am excited to work with my fellow board members, port leadership and staff to continue the work of creating economic opportunities for the metro area,” Langenstein said.

The Dock Board consists of seven commissioners, who serve staggered, five-year terms.