by: ERIN Z. BASS of “Greater Baton Rouge Business Report”
Name: Craig Romero
Position: Executive Director
Company: Port of Iberia District
Hometown: New Iberia
Education: B.A., Political Science, University of Southwestern Louisiana
Craig Romero got his start in politics. He served as Iberia Parish president from 1984 to 1992, when he was elected to the Louisiana Senate, where he remained until 2008.
He was recruited to manage and grow the Port of Iberia in 2014.
“Having helped the port secure millions of state and federal dollars to make infrastructure improvements in my capacity as parish president and state senator,” Romero says, “the Port Commission felt I could help them maintain the momentum that they had going through the years.”