Rader Selected as Commission President

larry-radarThe Port of Iberia Board of Commissioners recently selected Larry G. Rader as president for 2016. Rader was appointed to the Board of Commissioners by Iberia Parish Government in 2013. Prior to being on the Port Board of Commissioners Rader served as Chairman of the Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District for approximately eight years. He is owner of Rader’s Insurance and Financial Service in New Iberia. Rader stated, “The Port of Iberia has many challenges moving forward. The low price of oil has had a devastating impact on our local communities and the Port. However, it will not last forever and when it ends the Port of Iberia needs to be ready. This is why AGMAC (Acadiana Gulf of Mexico Access Channel) is even more important. With most of the oil projects being mainly in deep water it lends credibility for the need to have deeper channels and a clear path to the Gulf of Mexico. As Port Commission President, I’ll continue the efforts of the previous presidents to make AGMAC a reality.” Craig F. Romero, Port Executive Director said, “Larry’s diverse background including working on an offshore platform in his early years gives him a unique understanding of the issues that come before the Commission. His knowledge is an asset to the Board and to the Port of Iberia.”