Robert M. Landry is vice president and chief commercial officer for the Port of New Orleans. In this role, he has responsibility for the board’s revenue producing activities, including cargo and maritime leases, cruise and tourism, industrial real estate and vessel berthing. Landry has been with the port since 1989 and had previously served as the director of marketing and as senior manager of operations.
As vice president and chief commercial officer, Landry’s focus is on increasing business volumes at the Port by means of customer outreach, new service developments, and joint venture opportunities. Landry is also responsible for working with both the State and local economic development agencies to increase maritime-related investment in the New Orleans area and the state of Louisiana.
Landry came to his post in New Orleans with nearly five years of experience as manager of marketing research for the South Carolina State Ports Authority in Charleston. Prior to that, he was a marketing instructor at LSU, Clemson University and the College of Charleston in South Carolina, where he taught international business, marketing research and consumer behavior.
Landry holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master of Science degree in marketing from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La. He is a board member of the Louisiana District Export Council, the International Business Committee of the World Trade Center, the Transportation Committee of the World Trade Center and the Louisiana-European Alliance Partnership, and the International Wood Products Association. He is also a member of numerous industry organizations, including the Intermodal Association of North America and American Institute for International Steel.
Landry is married, and he and his wife Terri have one son, Rob.