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Join us in our January meeting!

"Port of Houston: An Overview, Global Trade & Channel Development"

Thursday, January 16th


Rich Byrnes


Rich Byrnes is the Chief Infrastructure Officer for the Port of Houston Authority (the 2018, #1 foreign tonnage port in the USA). He leads a multi-functional group tasked with supporting public transportation and trade needs of the region. Rich’s career spans Engineering, Operations and Consulting across transportation, Oil & Gas and shipbuilding industries, working with Fortune 100 corporations, State-Owned Enterprises and governments on every continent.

He has two Master’s degrees from MIT, 1 in Ocean Systems Management and another in Technology & Policy. He has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara, an Associate’s in Mathematics from Long Beach City College and he completed Executive Leadership programs at Texas A&M.


Insight from the Houston Port Authorities Chief Infrastructure Officer.

Advanced ticket sales  start this week and end at 11:00 pm on Tuesday, January 13thYou can purchase tickets for the event through Brown Paper Tickets.   Regular tickets are $35, students are $15.  Tickets at the door are $50, CASH OR CHECK ONLY.


Meeting will be held at:

The Forest Club

9950 Memorial Drive (Near Chimney Rock)

Social Hour: 5:30 pm
Dinner Buffet: 6:15 pm
Presentation: 7:15 pm


ASME meetings are open to all. Membership is encouraged but not required to attend. Professional Development Hour (PDH) certificates will be available to participants at the conclusion of the event.


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