January 11 - Port Corpus Christi Commission began its first meeting of 2012 with the administration of the public service oath to Al Jones and Charles W. Zahn Jr. to replace Robert Gonzalez Jr. and Francis I. Gandy Jr. and to re-appoint Richard M. Borchar

"My fellow port commissioners and I welcome Al and Charles to the Commission and congratulate Richard for his re-appointment. We look forward to working with them to continue moving the port forward fulfilling its mission as the economic engine of South Texas," said Mike Carrell, Port Commission chairman. 

Al Jones, American Bank's chairman of the Board and CEO, was appointed by the City of Corpus Christi to replaceFrancis I. Gandy Jr. who did not seek re-appointment. Charles W. Zahn Jr. is a local lawyer appointed by Nueces County to replace Robert Gonzalez who was deemed 'term-out' after serving the Port Commission for the last 12 years. 

Al Jones affiliations are numerous, on the academic field; he is part of the executive committee for the University of Texas Chancellor's Council and member of the board and past chairman of the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Foundation. His professional involvement includes Bank Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Antonio and Board of Directors and Former Chairman for the Independent Bankers Association of Texas.

Charles W. Zahn Jr. graduated with a B.A from Texas A&M University and obtained his Juris Doctor from Baylor University. Zahn is a partner of the Law Offices of Charles W. Zahn Jr.