Houston City Council has appointed Dean Corgey, vice president of the Seafarers International Union Gulf Coast Region, to serve as a member of the port commission of the Port of Houston Authority.
Corgey succeeds Janiece Longoria, who was named port commission chairman on Jan. 8.
Corgey has been a longtime organizer for the Seafarers Union and has been vice president of the Gulf Coast region since 1990. He also serves as a vice president of the Texas AFL-CIO, as secretary-treasurer of the West Gulf Ports Council of the AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Department and on the executive board of the Harris County AFL-CIO. He is a member of the American Maritime Partnership and the Navy League of the United States.