The Jefferson County Port Authority Board of Directors has named Jim McNichols as the new Executive Director and Cory Schuh as the new Deputy Director of the Port Authority.
McNichols brings nearly two decades of experience gained from working in the executive, legislative and administrative branches of the state & federal governments. During his time in state government, he gained valuable experience in legislative and regulatory affairs, with emphasis on environmental issues, minority/women owned business certification and more.
“In my previous positions, I’ve been fortunate to work with the Jefferson County Port Authority. Given its geographic advantage and the availability of various state and federal resources to assist in its development, I’m looking forward eagerly to help maximize the potential of the JCPA as a driver of economic & community development in Jefferson County,” says McNichols.
Schuh brings a foundation of local Jefferson County based business experience gained from work at both Jefferson Regional Medical Center (now Mercy Jefferson) and Home Service Oil Company. During his time in these capacities, he gained valuable experience in project management/implementation as well as budgeting, financial and marketing experience.
“It’s an honor to become part of the Jefferson County Port Authority. As a resident of Jefferson County, I’m looking forward to furthering the progress of the JCPA for the betterment of our county and my fellow residents,” says Schuh.
Derrick Good Jefferson County Port Authority Board President said, “The board of directors are very excited to have both James and Cory coming onboard. We believe the combination of the backgrounds and experience will position the port authority in a strong position for growth and development. Additionally, this couldn’t come at a better time as we move forward with the container port project in Herculaneum and the continued development at the Kimmswick Port.”