The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans consists of seven commissioners. They are unsalaried and serve five-year staggered terms. The Governor of Louisiana appoints Board members from a list of three nominations submitted by 19 local civic, labor, education and maritime groups.

The Board reflects the Port’s three-parish jurisdiction, with two members from Jefferson Parish, four from Orleans Parish and one from St. Bernard Parish. Commissioner Jack C. Jensen and Commissioner Joseph F. Toomy represent Jefferson Parish. Chair Tara C. Hernandez, Vice-Chairman Darryl D. Berger, Secretary-Treasurer William H. Langenstein, III and Commissioner Arnold B. Baker represent Orleans Parish. Commissioner Charles H. Ponstein represents St. Bernard Parish.

Tara Hernandez, Secretary-Treasurer, Board of Commissioners

Tara C. Hernandez

Chair

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Darryl Berger, Commissioner, Board of Commissioners

Darryl D. Berger

Vice-Chairman

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William Langenstein, Commissioner, Board of Commissioners

William H. Langenstein, III

Secretary-Treasurer

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Arnold Baker, Vice-Chairman, Board of Commissioners

Arnold B. Baker

Commissioner

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Charles Ponstein, Commissioner, Board of Commissioners

Charles H. Ponstein

Commissioner

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Jack Jensen, Commissioner, Board of Commissioners

Jack C. Jensen, Jr.

Commissioner

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Joseph F. Toomy

Commissioner

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