Brandy Christian

President & CEO, Port of New Orleans

    Brandy D. Christian, President and CEO of the Port of New Orleans, and CEO of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, leads the nation’s 10th largest port by general cargo tonnage, 17th largest container port and oversees movement of more than 50 million tons of cargo each year through the New Orleans Gateway via river and rail. Port NOLA’s business lines also include a real estate portfolio of more than 2,500 acres of maritime and industrial property, and cruise, serving as the nation’s 6th largest ocean-going cruise port and enjoying fast-growing riverine cruise volumes. Christian directs infrastructure investments totaling nearly $2 billion to drive future growth, ensure family-supporting jobs, and provide opportunities for new logistics-related businesses. Christian currently serves on the Green Marine Board of Directors, Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank Trade and Transportation Advisory Council, Louisiana Board of International Commerce, and the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.