The Board of Directors of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation is comprised of six Directors. With the Port’s acquisition of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad effective February 1, 2018, Port Commissioners also serve as Directors of the New Orleans Public Belt Corporation Board. The Governor of Louisiana appoints Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans members from a list of three nominations submitted by 19 local civic, labor, education and maritime groups. They are unsalaried and serve five-year staggered terms.

Current members include: Chair Tara C. Hernandez, Vice-Chairman Darryl D. Berger, Secretary-Treasurer William H. Langenstein, III, Director Arnold B. Baker, Director Charles H. Ponstein, and Director Joseph F. Toomy. New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation Directors meetings are held at 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130.

Future Board Meetings

May Board Meeting Agenda

In response to the Public Health Emergency declared for COVID-19, and pursuant to Section 4 of the Governor’s Proclamation 30 JBE 2020 and Section 2(C) of Proclamation 59 JBE 2020, both Boards will convene on Thursday, May 21, 2020, using Zoom teleconferencing. The Port’s Board of Commissioners meeting will convene at 1:30 p.m., and the NOPB’s Board of Directors will immediately follow.

The link to access the live stream of the meeting is provided below and will be posted to PortNOLA and RailNOLA. Public comments will be accepted during the meetings through the use of Zoom’s chat feature.

NOPB Board of Directors & PONO Board of Commissioners - May Board Meeting

Join Zoom Board Meeting / Meeting URL: https://portnola.zoom.us/j/94016424540

Meeting ID: 981 4202 5946

Dial-In: US: +1 877 853 5247 (Toll Free) or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free)

(For questions regarding the Zoom meeting, please email Mandi Verderame (Mandi.Verderame@portnola.com) or Renee Aragon Dolese (Renee.Aragon@portnola.com)

Public comments will be accepted during the meetings through the use of Zoom’s chat feature.

Schedule of Meetings

The Port’s Board of Commissioners meeting will convene at 1:30 pm, and the NOPB’s Board of Directors will immediately follow.

2020 Regular NOPB Board of Directors Meetings

  • May 21 (Zoom teleconference meeting - details above)
  • June 25
  • July 23
  • August 20
  • September 24
  • October 22
  • November 19
  • December 17

For information on past board meetings click here.