The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans consists of seven commissioners. They are unsalaried and serve five-year staggered terms. The Governor of Louisiana appoints Board members from a list of three nominations submitted by local civic, labor, education and maritime groups.
The Board reflects the Port’s three-parish jurisdiction, with two members from Jefferson Parish, four from Orleans Parish and one from St. Bernard Parish. Chairman Jack C. Jensen, Jr. and Vice-Chairman Joseph F. Toomy represent Jefferson Parish. Commissioner William H. Langenstein, III, Secretary-Treasurer Walter J. Leger, Jr. Commissioner James J. Carter, Jr., and Commissioner Sharonda R. Williams represent Orleans Parish. Commissioner Charles H. Ponstein represents St. Bernard Parish.