Ric Campo Named Maritime Leader of the Year

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Port Houston Chairman Ric Campo was honored as the 2022 Maritime Leader of the Year by the Greater Houston Port Bureau at its annual black-tie dinner held Saturday in Houston. The Port Bureau Board of Directors selected Campo as the 2022 honoree for his “steadfast commitment to improving the greater Houston port region.”

“Over 700 maritime and community guests attended the Greater Houston Port Bureau’s dinner to honor Ric Campo as the 2022 Maritime Leader of the Year,” said Capt. Bill Diehl, president of the Greater Houston Port Bureau. “As chairman of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority, Ric has earned the respect of the industry and the community with his tenacious approach to solving problems and creating value to a very diverse group of stakeholders.”

Major Ship Channel Expansion Launched – Project 11

Campo was instrumental in the successful start of Project 11, the widening and deepening of the Houston Ship Channel, which broke ground in May. Project 11 is designed to improve the nation’s busiest waterway by creating safer and more efficient navigation for the ships and vessels that transport goods and cargo through the channel, and ultimately deliver more jobs and economic impact to the Houston region, state, and nation.

Campo has consistently shared praise for the success of Project 11 with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, sectors of the maritime industry, and the bi-partisan collaboration of elected officials and local community members.

Campo’s Camden Property Trust Named to S&P 500

Campo is Chairman and CEO of Houston-based Camden Property Trust, one of the largest multifamily REIT companies in the nation with a portfolio of 171 properties with 58,425 apartment units. The Camden company, with its shares traded on the New York Stock Exchange, recently joined the S&P 500, a milestone achievement, noting that the firm is among the nation’s leading corporations.

Campo was appointed as Chairman of the Port Commission in January 2019 by the City of Houston and Harris County Commissioners Court.

Capt. Bill Diehl, Ric Campo, and April Bailey of Amegy Bank and the port board, with ship at the Port dinner. Photo: Courtesy Businesswire and Port of Houston.

“I am honored and humbled by the recognition from the GHPB,” said Campo. “This recognition is clearly a direct result of the great team of commissioners and staff at Port Houston doing great things for our community.”

Campo has consistently shared praise for the success of Project 11 construction project with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, sectors of the maritime industry, and the bi-partisan collaboration of elected officials and local community members.

The Houston Ship Channel complex and its more than 200 public and private terminals, collectively known as the Port of Houston, is the nation’s largest port for waterborne tonnage.

Known locally as Project 11 because it is the eleventh major Houston Ship Channel waterway construction project in its more than 100-year history, Project 11 is expected to add an increased $134 million annual economic impact and, ultimately, more jobs to the region. It is on schedule for completion in 2025.


Aug. 24, 2022 Realty News Report Copyright 2022

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