The Propeller Club of the United States chartered on November 7, 1927, is a non-profit organization, whose membership is representative of every aspect of the maritime industry and whose members reside throughout the United States and the world.
The Propeller Club of New Orleans is dedicated to the enhancement and well being of all interest of the maritime community on local, national, and international basis. It promotes private sector enterprises in ownership and operation of waterborne and inter-modal transportation systems, including associated industries, within the United States and between the United States and its trading partners.

The Propeller Club - Port of New Orleans is comprised of hundreds of individuals representing dozens of organizations in the New Orleans maritime community.
Its membership is composed of a comprehensive representation of the marine industry core companies in the greater New Orleans area - from marine supply and marine surveyors to naval architects and marine engineers; from shipping companies to port administrators; from towing companies to chemical and petroleum companies. We hope that you enjoy learning about us and the Port of New Orleans.

2023 Maritime Person of the Year
Ms. Cherrie Felder, Vice President of Channel Shipyard



2023-2025 Propeller Club of the U.S. Port of New Orleans Board of Governors

Board Members
L-R Back Row: Leo Falgout, Ex-Officio, Bill Baraldi, Director, Sean Duffy, Director, Spencer Sens, President
Front Row: Directors Brett Mason, Joel Whitehead, Pat Patrick, Nick Nassar, 2nd VP, Patrick Huete, Secretary Treasurer
Board members not pictured: Directors: Michael Nation, Rusty Barkerding, Brian Barton, Frank Courtenay, Hartson Harmon, Phil Schifflin, Kyle Smith


President Spencer Sens
First Vice President Nick Nassar
Second Vice President Hartson Harmon
Secretary/Treasurer Patrick Huete
Ex-Officio Leo Falgout
Board of Governors Executive Director
Bill Baraldi Michael Nation
Robert E Barkerding, Jr. Pat Patrick, Esq.
Brian Barton Capt. Philip Schifflin
Brett Mason Kyle Smith
Francis Courtenay, Sr. Admiral Joel Whitehead (Ret.)
Sean Duffy  
Cathy Vienne
silver sponsors
harbor towing