Kurt Nagle is President and CEO, American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). He has over 30 years of experience in Washington, DC, related to seaports and international trade. Since 1995, Nagle has served as President and Chief Executive Officer for the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). Nagle began working at AAPA, the alliance of the leading public port authorities throughout the Western Hemisphere, in 1985. Prior to joining AAPA, Nagle was Director of International Trade for the National Coal Association and Assistant Secretary for the Coal Exporters Association. Previously, he worked in the Office of International Economic Research at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Nagle serves on the Executive Committee of the Propeller Club of the United States and is a former commissioner of PIANC, the International Navigation Congress. Nagle holds a Master's Degree in Economics from George Mason University.