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Targa VP to serve as Greater Houston Port Bureau chairman

December 29, 2023 By    

Vincent DiCosimo, vice president of government affairs at Targa Resources, will become chairman of the board at the Greater Houston Port Bureau on Jan. 1, 2024. DiCosimo has served as first vice chairman on the Port Bureau’s board for the last three years.

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DiCosimo (Photo: Business Wire)

“Vincent has been a part of the Port Bureau’s board for many years and has been active in his role as vice chair,” says Bernt Netland, the outgoing chairman of the Port Bureau board. “He is an experienced and respected leader in the port region. Vincent’s extensive knowledge and rapport with others throughout the maritime industry particularly qualify him to lead the board as chairman.”

Stepping into the first vice chairman’s position will be Kirk Jackson, president of Suderman & Young Towing Co. John Schlosser, president of Kinder Morgan Terminals, will move to the second vice chairman’s role. John Sullivan, CEO/managing principal of Callan Marine, will serve as secretary-treasurer.

New 2023 board members include Tim Berry, marine superintendent, ExxonMobil Baytown; Capt. Mark Saunders, presiding officer, Galveston-Texas City Pilots; Maria Ciliberti, president, Vopak Americas; Ariana Almaguer, senior vice president of commercial banking at Amegy Bank; and Andrew Black, president and CEO of Moran Shipping Agencies.

“We thank Bernt for the outstanding service he has given to the board as chairman over the last three years while welcoming Vincent as he steps into the chairman’s position,” says Capt. Eric Carrero, president of the Port Bureau. “We also welcome our new board members and the unique expertise they bring to our organization. Our board members work diligently to keep the Port Bureau focused on our mission to bring industry together to accomplish goals to benefit all. I look forward to working with each of them, and a big thanks in advance for their time and commitment to the port region.”

DiCosimo has served as an officer of Targa Resources since the acquisition of his company, Coast Energy Group LLC, in December of 2010. Prior to his current role, DiCosimo was senior vice president of Targa Petroleum Logistics at Targa Resources. He previously served as founder and CEO of Coast Energy LLC, co-founder and CEO of PipeStem Energy Group, vice president of marketing for Enterprise Products Partners, founder and CEO of RedMeteor LLC and founder, CEO and executive vice president of Cornerstone Propane and Coast Energy Group LP.

“I am very happy to serve the port community through chairing the Port Bureau’s board,” DiCosimo says. “As a community, we have many important objectives in place to advance maritime progress in the Houston region and anticipate forwarding these goals. I appreciate the confidence of my fellow board members and their support as we work together.”

DiCosimo also serves as a director of International Liquids Terminal Association, American Oil Pipeline Association Pipeline Leadership Committee, a director of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, Texas Oil and Gas board and Targa’s state and federal PACs. He represents Targa on the Greater Houston Partnership, North Dakota Petroleum Council, New Mexico Oil and Gas Association and the Petroleum Alliance.

The Greater Houston Port Bureau is a non-profit maritime trade association with over 240 member companies working together to advance the port region.

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Brian Richesson is the editor in chief of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at brichesson@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3748.

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