The Sabine Pilots Association formally opened its new headquarters located at 2605 Jimmy Johnson Blvd. in Port Arthur. The new structure is designed and built to handle the growth and challenges of expanding shipping demands.
The 9,716-square-foot building features a covered lobby/entrance, a 30- by 38-foot conference room, an executive conference room, a library/chart room, five offices, nine bunk rooms, an exercise/locker room and covered parking. The building has an adjacent helipad for transporting pilots, and serving the transportation needs of the U.S. Coast Guard and a nearby hospital.
A grand opening ceremony featured some 500 maritime community stakeholders as well as elected and appointed governmental and port-area leaders.
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.