Governor Bobby Jindal has appointed Gregory R. Rusovich to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans.
Rusovich will serve a five-year term, succeeding Capt. A.J. Gibbs, one of four Orleans Parish members on the regional Board, which governs Port operations in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes.
A 1981 graduate of Tulane University, Rusovich joined Transoceanic Shipping Company the same year, rising through the ranks to become CEO of the firm in 1991. His leadership to turn the company into a global firm succeeded – opening 25 international offices, with a primary focus on energy and emerging markets. PWC Logistics acquired the firm in 2005 and Rusovich remained CEO of Transoceanic, now known as Agility Project Logistics. In 2007, Rusovich moved on to a new set of challenges, becoming CEO of Transoceanic Trading and Development Company LLC – an international consulting firm that connects sellers of equipment, technology and services to prospective buyers in the world’s emerging markets.
“I am very proud and appreciative of this appointment,” Rusovich said. “I look forward to working with this strong team at the Port on further building the leadership position of the Port of New Orleans in the global market.”
Rusovich has a wealth of knowledge in international business, along with a strong understanding of the economic landscape of the Greater New Orleans area,” said Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange. “His experience will be a huge asset to the Port and I am thrilled to welcome him to the Board.”
In addition to his business experience, Rusovich has a distinguished record as a community leader. He is currently chairman of the Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region, a collaborative effort of engaged business leaders, which focuses on public policy issues that affect New Orleans’ quality of life and prospects for the future. Rusovich also serves on the Board of Directors for Greater New Orleans Inc. and is chairman of the Metropolitan Crime Commission. He serves on the boards of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation and on the Advisory Board of the World Trade Center of Greater New Orleans. He also holds an ambassadorial appointment as Honorary Consul-General of the Republic of Serbia.