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Two Groups Elect Lehman Vice Chairman

Charleston, SC - Peter O. Lehman, executive assistant to the president at the South Carolina State Ports Authority, has been elected vice chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities' Planning and Research Committee. AAPA was founded in 1912 and today represents more than 150 public port authorities in the Western Hemisphere.

Lehman has also been elected vice chairman of a national trade advisory group. The Industry Consultations Program is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Trade Representative. Lehman will represent industry views on the Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business for Trade Policy Matters.

Lehman is a graduate of the New England School of Law, the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) and Stetson University. He joined the Ports Authority in January 1997 after serving as director of the South Carolina World Trade Center-Charleston.