In today’s episode, we talk with Captain Jeanne Ferrer, a lifelong native of St. Bernard Parish, who graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 2006, as a Logistics and Intermodal Transportation major. She is also the recipient of last year’s Women Offshore’s Wavemaker of the Year Award for 2022 and an active mentor within the maritime and seagoing military communities. She enjoys coordinating
maritime field trips with various local schools and nonprofits to increase maritime exposure to the next generation in her local community.

She holds a United States Naval Reserve Officer Commission as well as a USCG Master unlimited license and a First Class Pilot License of Unlimited Tonnage on the Lower Mississippi River. After a decade of sea time aboard deep-sea cargo vessels and offshore supply vessels, Jeanne departed her Master position at sea to serve as a Louisiana State Commissioned Crescent River Port Pilot on the Lower Mississippi River. With her diverse maritime background in combination with the port experience as the past President for the St. Bernard Port, Terminal, and Harbor District Commission, Jeanne seamlessly transitioned to overseeing the New Orleans Port’s operations and economic development as a current Commissioner for both the Port as well as the New Orleans Public Belt.

Take a listen to this inspiring talk with Captain Jeanne and Christine. To nominate the next Women Offshore Wavemaker 2023 head to the website and cast your vote while there is still time:

2023 Women Offshore Wave Maker Award

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