Port of Victoria Welcomes New Commissioner

Port of Victoria Welcomes New Commissioner Main Photo

14 Jun 2021

This morning the Victoria County Commissioners Court appointed Annie LaMantia Cullen to the Victoria County Navigation District’s Board of Directors, which oversees operations at the Port. When asked about her addition to the Board, Mrs. Cullen stated, “I have always felt strongly about volunteerism and helping my community. The Port serves Victoria in so many ways, and I am thankful for the opportunity to contribute to such a great organization. I know we are all committed to doing everything we can to bring new business and opportunity to Victoria.”

Born and raised in Laredo, Mrs. Cullen received her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and her J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law. She is proud to have called Victoria home for the past 10 years with her husband, Casey Cullen, and together, they have three children. She currently works for L&F Distributors, LLC and serves on the Our Lady of Victory Catholic School’s Advisory Council. In addition to her impressive career in law, Mrs. Cullen brings experience with her from her prior service on the Victoria Symphony Board of Directors, the VISD Education Foundation, and the Texas Lyceum Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Texas Women for the Arts, the State Bar of Texas, the Victoria County Bar Association, the St. Mary’s University Law Alumni Association, the Texas Aggie Bar Association, and The Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University.

Robby Burdge, Chairman of the Board, was excited to welcome Mrs. Cullen to the team, saying, “This vacancy was created by the passing of Commissioner Elton Calhoun earlier this year. Elton was a dedicated volunteer and public servant who left some big shoes to fill. Luckily for us, Mrs. Cullen stepped up to the plate, ready and willing to serve her community. She will bring extensive knowledge and expertise to the Board and be a tremendous asset to the Port.”

Mrs. Cullen will begin serving on the five-member Board starting Tuesday, June 15th, 2021. This exciting announcement comes on the heels of several grants and infrastructure improvements that are underway at the Port, all with the goal of attracting industry partners committed to improving the quality of life and economic opportunity for the citizens of Victoria County.

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