Two New Directors At the Port of Brownsville

September 13, 2018


The Port of Brownsville has new directors of special projects and finance.

The port announced Wednesday it’s appointed Lorena Hernandez, a CPA and graduate of the University of Texas at Brownsville, as it’s new director of finance.

She’ll replace Steve Fitzgibbons, who’s retiring after five years in the top spot.

And the port announced the newly-created position of director of special projects, which will be filled by Jose Herrera, the former president of the Brownsville Economic Development Council, which recently went out of business.

Herrera founded Brownsville’s U.S. Herr Industrial Metals Co.

Port Director and CEO Eduardo Campirano said Herrera will, among other things, be sure that the port meets its deadlines on major projects like liquefied natural gas terminals that loom in the future.