December 18 - The Port of Corpus Christi's executive director, John LaRue, will step down from his duties on January 1, 2018 and officially retire from the port in June 2019.
LaRue, who has led the port since 1994, will serve in a senior advisory capacity to his successor, Sean Strawbridge - currently the port's deputy executive director and chief operation officer. Strawbridge will take over as ceo on January 1, 2018.
Strawbridge joined Corpus Christi in 2015 after a national search for a successor to LaRue. Previously, Strawbridge worked at Oxbow Energy, Ports America Group, and the Port of Long Beach where he was the managing director of port operations and trade development.