April 5 - The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has appointed Stan Van Ostran as senior vice president of finance and administration/chief financial officer (cfo), following the retirement of Peter Hughes, effective at the end of the 2017 fiscal year.

Van Ostran, former vice president and cfo of Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA), will assume the position on July 1.

Hughes, who was promoted to cfo in 1996 and senior vice president in 2010, will continue to work for SCPA in a project-based consulting capacity, focusing on SCPA's new main office construction, the sale of non port operated real estate and general support for the new cfo.