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 Joseph F. Toomy and Commissioner Todd Murphy represent Jefferson Parish. Vice-Chairman Walter J. Leger, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer James J. Carter, Jr., Commissioner Sharonda R. Williams, and Commissioner Darryl D. Berger represent Orleans Parish. Commissioner Jeanne Ferrer represents St. Bernard Parish.