The Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners lost an important member of its team early this morning with the passing of Commissioner Alan A. Diamonstein.

Commissioner Diamonstein’s service to The Port of Virginia® began April 17, 2014. He was chairman of the port’s growth and operations committee and was instrumental in the oversight of the $750 million expansion of the port’s two primary container terminals. He was also a member of its executive committee where he worked closely with the port’s chief executive to develop long-term goals and objectives. In addition, he was a tireless advocate for Newport News Marine Terminal, which is located in his hometown.
“Alan served the Commonwealth for many years, in the General Assembly, in the early shaping of Christopher Newport University, in his board service at the University of Virginia, in his service to The Port of Virginia and through it all, his enthusiastic promotion of the city he called home,” said John G. Milliken, chairman of the port’s Board of Commissioners. We will miss his wisdom, his sensible take on an issue and his wonderful sense of humor. We are grateful for his service. Our thoughts are with his family.”
“He was a personal friend, an asset to the board and someone who truly understood the long-term value of a creating a world-class port,” said John F. Reinhart, the port’s CEO and executive director. “His insight, wit and intellect will be missed. Our most sincere thanks to Alan and his family.”