AGMAC Update

Craig Romero

Craig Romero,
Executive Director

“The deepening of the Acadiana Gulf of Mexico Access Channel is well underway. The dredging has begun and we are excited to be closer to allowing much larger vessels to access our port, therefore creating more job opportunities for all of Acadiana. Thank you to our entire Acadiana legislative delegation for securing the necessary funding to make this project a reality.”
– Craig Romero, Port of Iberia Executive Director


Bilal Morton, Port of Iberia

Bilal Morton, Commissioner

Bilal Morton was recently appointed by the City of New Iberia as new Port Commission member replacing E. R. “Smitty” Smith III. A native of New Iberia, Morton has a Business Degree and is currently a business analyst. He held multiple leadership positions throughout his college career. He has more than the basic knowledge of the Port of Iberia and its industries through his father who has worked for a Port business for more than 25 years. “I’m excited to join the Port Board of Commissioners,” stated Morton. “I look forward to working with the Commission on the deepening of the AGMAC project and help grow the Port of Iberia.”


Roy Pontiff, President

Roy Pontiff was recently selected to serve as President of the Port of Iberia Board of Commissioners. He replaces outgoing President Danny David. Pontiff was appointed to the Board in 2014 by the Iberia Parish Council. “I’m honored to continue my involvement in the development of the Port. Having previously served as the Port’s Executive Director for 17 years, I have a unique opportunity to use my institutional knowledge of the working of the Port in policy decision as a Board member. I enjoy working with the Port staff and fellow Commissioners for the betterment of our community and region.”