The Port of Houston Authority appointed Leonard D. Waterworth as the interim executive director of the port authority.
Waterworth most recently served as president and CEO of Dannenbaum Engineering, a Texas-based engineering consulting firm. Before that he served as district engineer and commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District in Galveston, Texas.
He succeeds Alex Dreyer, who announced in December that he would not seek another term as CEO after being cleared of all criminal allegations regarding vessel misuse and tampering with government documents.
Wentworth was appointed as the interim executive director at a special meeting of the Port Commission of The Port of Houston Authority on Jan. 30. The commission also approved a professional services contract with Boyden World Corporation to identify candidates for the position as the port’s new executive director.