The Propeller Club, Port of New Orleans is a dynamic organization representing every segment of the maritime industry and associated professions and service. If you have an interest in the Port of New Orleans, the maritime community, or allied industries, you may want to consider joining the Propeller Club - a driving force for growth and progress.

Complimentary student membership is available to students studying naval architecture & marine engineering, admiralty law, international trade and transportation/logistics.

As a part of a major national organization with chapters throughout the country, the Club’s objectives are:

  • We are a Nominating organization for the Port of New Orleans Dock Board Commissioners
  • To promote, further and support an American Merchant Marine, including shipyards and other allied industries
  • To promote waterborne commerce and all segments of the maritime industry.
  • To aid worthy and economically justifiable Great Lakes, river, inland waterways and harbor improvements.
  • To promote maritime education in our local schools and colleges.
  • To create public awareness of the importance of maritime business to the local economy.
  • To create a skilled and educated workforce for our maritime Industry
  • Provide an annual scholarship
  • Provide Educational Seminars
  • Host an Annual Golf Outing
  • Host the Annual Maritime Person of the Year Gala
Student Port Liaison
Joel Whitehead

View our Bylaws here: Propeller Club's Bylaws

President Michael Nation
First Vice President Leo Falgout
Second Vice President Phil Katz
Secretary/Treasurer Matt Hahne
Ex-Officio Bill Baraldi
Board of Governors Executive Director
Robert E Barkerding, Jr. W. Brett Mason
Brian Barton Pat Patrick, Esq.
Paul Cooper Capt. Philip Schifflin
Francis Courtenay, Sr. Craig Smith
Sean Duffy Kyle Smith
Childs E. Dunbar, Jr. Admiral Joel Whitehead (Ret.)
Patrick Huete  
Cathy Vienne