Propeller Club of the United States
Port of New Orleans
Proudly hosts their

2010 Maritime Day Gala

Gregory R. Rusovich
Transoceanic Trading and Development

"2010 Maritime Person of the Year"
Recognizing him for his service to the Marine Industry

Gregory Rusovich joined Transoceanic Shipping Company in 1981 after receiving his Political Science degree from Tulane University in New Orleans. Mr. Rusovich served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the company from 1989 - 2003, and as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2003 - 2005. Mr. Rusovich devised and implemented the company's strategy to "go global" launching 25 global offices with a primary focus on the energy and emerging markets. The profitable quest of the Transoceanic group drew the interest of the globe's largest logistics firms, and the company was acquired by Agility (previously PWC of Kuwait) in 2005. Subsequently, Mr. Rusovich served as President and Chief Executive Officer, Agility Projects Logistics (Transoceanic) from 2005 - 2007. In this leading executive role, he led the company's operations as well as the company's aggressive acquisition efforts. Mr. Rusovich now serves as the Chief Executive Officer, Transoceanic Trading and Development Company (TTD), a firm dedicated to connecting U.S. companies with global partners and buyers. From the corporate base in New Orleans, TTD's consortium has recently launched offices in Houston, Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya, and in Sanna, Mukallah, and Aden in Yemen.

Born and raised in New Orleans, Mr. Rusovich is also very active in numerous past and present civic pursuits and has received many awards and honors for his many civic endeavors. He has dedicated his civic efforts toward post Katrina New Orleans recovery issues. In that capacity, he serves as Chairman of the New Orleans Business Council. He also serves as Chairman of the Metropolitan Crime Commission. He serves on the Board of Directors of many leading organizations including Greater New Orleans, Inc. of which he co-chairs the International Trade and Logistics Sector, New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, Metairie Park Country Day School, and also serves on the Advisory Board of the World Trade Center. He is past Chair of the New Orleans Crime Coalition and continues to serve on its Executive Committee. He is a member of the Young President's Organization, and serves as the Honorary Consul General of Serbia to the State of Louisiana. Mr. Rusovich received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2000, the Young Leadership Council's Role Model Award in 1991, the Lifetime Membership Award from the World Trade Club in 2004, Crimestoppers George Loker Community Service Award in March, 2010, and most recently has been selected as a recipient of one of City Business' Driving Forces. He also had the opportunity to address the Journal of Commerce Breakbulk Conference held in New Orleans in 2006, as their keynote speaker.
Thursday - October 14, 2010

Westin Hotel - New Orleans
100 Iberville St.
Crescent Ballroom

Reception 6:30 p.m.
Dinner 7:30 p.m.

$90 pp
$720 for tables of 8

Remit payment to:

Propeller Club
1908 Clearview Pkwy.
Suite 203
Metairie, LA 70001

We are unable to accept credit card payments.

Business attire please.

Reduced validated parking at Canal Place Garage ONLY.

Sponsorship Opportunities
The Propeller Club - Port of New Orleans Scholarship is awarded every year to a student of the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of New Orleans. Each year we have our Annual Maritime Golf Tournament, which enables us to fund our scholarship efforts at local universities. The proceeds from the Annual Golf Championship currently allow our club to award scholarships to one or two deserving students at the University of New Orleans, School of Naval Architect and Marine Engineering. Our scholarship committee awards the $1,000 scholarship each fall and spring semester to the student with the highest score computed from grade point average, community and school involvement, financial need, and letter of recommendation. Scholarship applicants are selected by the Scholarship Committee along with the recommendations from the professors at the school.

We would like to get the community involved within the maritime industry and fund the students that support its existence, which is very important in our port city of New Orleans. We seek your support in the form of a sponsorship; items such as refreshments and door prizes are highly regarded and go a long way in increasing the value of the scholarship fund. By providing sponsorship, your are enabling our club to cover more golf outing operational cost, enabling us to place the remaining fundraising portion in our scholarship fund account