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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10/27/2004

PROPELLER CLUB NAMES LEHMAN MEMBER OF THE YEAR

Charleston, SC - The Propeller Club of the Port of Charleston has named Peter O. Lehman, director of planning and business development at the South Carolina State Ports Authority, its 2003-2004 Member of the Year.

This distinction was given to recognize Lehman's significant contributions to the club while serving two terms as its president. Through his leadership, the club expanded membership to record levels, successfully hosted an international convention and recruited national leaders of industry to lead professional development programs.

Prior to joining the Authority in 1997, Lehman served as executive director of the South Carolina World Trade Center in Charleston and was senior foreign-trade representative for the State of New Jersey's Department of Commerce. Lehman has also served as chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities' Planning and Research Committee.

The Propeller Club of the United States is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing all interests of the maritime community on a national and international basis and promoting the importance and necessity of all waterborne commerce.

The South Carolina State Ports Authority, established in 1942, owns and operates public seaport facilities in Charleston, Georgetown and Port Royal, handling international commerce valued at $39 billion annually.