Mumphrey Elected Board Chairman
Thursday, June 30, 2011
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans elected J. Wayne Mumphrey chairman on June 30th.
succeeds John Fay, whose term as chairman expired.
"The past few years have been challenging for the Port of New Orleans, but we have overcome those challenges and today we are primed for growth for years to come," said Mumphrey
, who was appointed to the Board in September of 2007.
"The Port is the most significant economic engine in this state and I hope to build upon the strong leadership that has led us to this point."
An attorney and St. Bernard Parish native, Mumphrey earned his law degree from Loyola University in 1971 and established a law practice that same year.
Throughout the next two decades Mumphrey divided his
time between the law practice and insurance and construction endeavors.
Today, Mumphrey Law Firm LLC
employs about 20 people and has offices in Chalmette, La., Franklinton, La., Slidell, La., and New Orleans.
The firm focuses on civil litigation and the resolution of complex legal disputes.
In 1999, the Louisiana Supreme Court
to fill a temporary vacancy as District Judge in the 34th JDC.
He is a member of the American Association for Justice, Louisiana State Bar Association and the 34th JDC Bar Association.
An avid outdoorsman, Mumphrey
is a supporter of numerous charitable organizations and recreational clubs, such as the New Orleans Big Game Fishing Club
, North American Hunting Club
, Recreational Fishing Alliance
, World Billfish Series
and the National Rifle Association