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Contact: Erin Dhand, Manager, Corporate Communications and Community Affairs
Telephone: 843-577-8121 • Fax: 843-577-8127 • e-mail: EDhand@scspa.com


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
5/15/2000

SPA Names Police Chief, Sales Manager

Charleston, SC - The South Carolina State Ports Authority has named Lindy Rinaldi its Chief of Port Police and Matthew Pesavento its new regional sales manager in Atlanta.

Rinaldi joined the Ports Authority in 1988 after working for the Isle of Palms Police Department and the U.S. Coast Guard. In 1994, she was promoted to Captain. A graduate of Southern Wesleyan University and the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, Rinaldi is a certified basic instructor, firearms instructor and blood-borne pathogens instructor.

The SPA's Port Police Department provides 24-hour security to all cargo, waterfront workers, customers and facilities. The force consists of more than 50 officers, including two dozen certified officers and five U.S. Deputy Marshals.

Pesavento comes to the Port from SAGA Forest Carriers, where he was a traffic manager/assistant operations manager for in Norcross, Ga. Prior to that job he worked as an ocean export specialist with International Freight Forwarders in Atlanta and as an import specialist with International Forwarders in Charleston. He is a native of Beaufort, S.C., and a graduate of The Citadel.

Pesavento's territory will include inland Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky and the city of Cincinnati, Ohio.