Charbonnet chairs Port of New Orleans board

Charbonnet chairs Port of New Orleans board

Bernard Charbonnet Jr. and Danny Hughes have taken new seats on the Port of New Orleans Board of Commissioners.

Charbonnet, a personal injury attorney, has been elected chairman of the board for a nine-month term. He has served on the board since July 2000.

Danny Hughes has also sworn in as the newest member of the board. Hughes is chairman of Diversified Group, Inc., a group of companies that include ship repair, military vessel layberthing, pier and wharf construction, truck equipment construction and retrofitting.

-- Janet Plume in New Orleans