JAXPORT Announces Keynote Speaker for "2009 Logistics and Intermodal Conference" John Stokes, AIG Highstar Capital
Nov. 19, 2008 -- JAXPORT announced today that John Stokes, Partner with AIG Highstar Capital, will deliver the keynote address at the "JAXPORT 2009 Logistics and Intermodal Conference" on March 17, 2009 at Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, Florida.
AIG Highstar Capital
, headquartered in New York and part of AIG Investments
, is a private equity investment currently managing over $4.5 billion of capital commitments from leading institutional investors globally, including in logistics, intermodal, port concessions and operations.
Mr. Stokes, who joined Highstar in 2002, also is the interim CEO of HarborCorp, a Highstar company which owns Ports America, AMPORTs and MTC holdings.
is the largest U.S. port terminal operator and stevedore; AMPORTS is a division of Ports America
and one of North America's largest vehicle processing businesses; and MTC Holdings
is one of the West Coast's oldest contract stevedore and terminal operating companies.
Combined, the three companies constitute the sixth largest terminal operator in the world, and represent about 25 percent of the 2007 North American container market and about 30 percent of the 2006 North American non-OEM auto processing volumes.
Mr. Stokes is a Board member of all three companies.
As part of his
keynote presentation, Mr. Stokes
will address the world's financial state of affairs, its impact on international commerce and both short-term and long-term projections for change.
From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Stokes was a Vice President at Enron, where he worked in the electric and natural gas sectors.
Formerly, Mr. Stokes served as interim CEO of Utilities, Inc. (where he led the Highstar investment team) and InterGen and interim President of Northern Star Generation.
He also served as President and CEO of Azurix North America, a water and waste water service business, and he was President and CEO of Electric Lite.
Mr. Stokes received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University in 1973 and an MBA degree from the University of Miami in 1981.