Adolph Ojard, executive director of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority in Minnesota, will retire this year after serving in the role for the past decade.
Ojard, a maritime transportation veteran, was named executive director of the port authority in March 2003. His retirement will end a career that spanned more than 30 years with transportation affiliates of the U.S. Steel Corp., where he held executive positions in rail, inland barging and Great Lakes shipping. He was president of Warrior Gulf Navigation in Alabama until 1997, when he became general manager of the DM&IR Railway and USS Great Lakes Fleet.
A national search is under way for a new executive director, the port authority said in a written statement. The board anticipates having hired someone to fill the position by the end of summer or early fall.