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Brownsville Port Taps Dietrich as Interim Director

[ January 12, 2024   //   ]

Entering 2024, the Port of Brownsville has named William Dietrich as interim port director, succeeding Eduardo A. Campirano, former port director and CEO.

The Brownsville Navigation District Board of Commissioners began a national search for a new port director and CEO in August, and named Dietrich as interim in December while the search continues.

“Building upon record achievements, the Port of Brownsville is on the path for tremendous growth,” said Brownsville Navigation District Chairman Esteban Guerra. “As the search for a port director continues, we are confident Mr. Dietrich will leverage his experience to steer the port and our region forward in the interim.”

Dietrich, formerly port chief of police and a U.S. Army veteran, served the Brownsville Police Department for 26 years as part of the Uniformed Service Command, Investigative Service Command, Special Investigations Unit and the Hazardous Devices Unit, and retired as commander before joining the port in July 2022.

“The Port of Brownsville is a beacon of economic development with private and public investments benefitting the region and state,” Dietrich said. “I am honored to work with our port staff, business community and stakeholders to contribute to the ongoing legacy for which the port is renowned.”

Dietrich holds a bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of Texas at Brownsville (now University of Texas Rio Grande Valley) and a Master’s Degree in Leadership Management from Western Governor’s University.

The Port of Brownsville is the only deepwater seaport directly on the U.S.-Mexico border, and the largest U.S. land-owning public port authority with 40,000 acres of land. It transships more steel into Mexico than any other U.S. port.