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Green Marine elects a strong and diverse Board of Directors

June 7, 2023

Quebec City, QC – Green Marine held its 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, June 7, electing a record number of female directors to its Board of Directors. They represent the majority of directors, occupying 5 of the 9 positions on the board.

Patty Rubstello, Assistant Secretary at Washington State Ferries, North America's largest ferry system, was elected to a first three-year term, as was Daniel Dagenais, Vice-president for port performance and sustainability development at the Port of Montreal.

The directors Claudine Couture-Trudel, Vice-president, strategy and public affairs at QSL; and Stephanie Jones Stebbins, General Manager, Marine, at the Port of Seattle were re-elected for a second term while newcomer Deborah Deluca, Executive Director of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, who was appointed by the board to fill the seat vacated when Craig H. Middlebrook retired from the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation last fall, was confirmed in her role by the members gathered at the AGM.

Directors Cliff Stewart, Vice-president infrastructure of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and Isabelle Brassard, Senior vice-president, logistics and sustainable development at Fednav, also remain in place.

Green Marine is delighted to bring together these knowledgeable professionals on its board, which will continue to be led by Michael Fratianni, President and Chief Executive Officer of Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership, appointed as chair in 2020. The other executive positions of the board will be appointed at the next meeting of directors, scheduled as part of GreenTech, on June 13.

Corporate leadership is a pivotal element in Green Marine’s success. The board’s role is to represent the interests of all members in determining the program’s vision and strategic direction and to provide oversight in the conduct of Green Marine Management Corporation activities.

Green Marine also expresses sincere thanks to Mark Barker, President at the Interlake Steamship Company, for all of the time, effort and wise advice that he provided while serving on Green Marine’s board over the past six years, the last three as vice-chair.

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