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Groseclose Elected to Global Ports Board

Charleston, SC Bernard S. Groseclose Jr., president and chief executive officer of the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA), has been elected to serve as an officer of the leading global ports organization.

Groseclose was confirmed as 3rd vice president of the International Association of Ports and Harbors at the group's World Ports Conference in Shanghai last week. The move places Groseclose in the chain of succession to chair IAPH in 2011.

IAPH represents some 230 ports from 90 countries worldwide. Groseclose previously served on the organization's executive committee.

Groseclose joined the SCSPA in 1985 and was named president and CEO in 1996. He has served as chairman of the South Carolina World Trade Center and as president of the South Atlantic and Caribbean Ports Association. In April of this year, he was elected to serve as chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities.

More than 480 delegates from 57 countries attended this year's IAPH conference in China.