Port of Caddo Bossier makes new hires and promotions

The Port of Caddo Bossier recently filled two open positions and promoted two of its employees. 

Tyler Comeaux is The Port’s new Director of Special Projects. He will be responsible for planning, development, management and implementation of a variety of engineering and other projects, initiatives and tasks. Comeaux spent the last seven years as Vice President of North Louisiana Operations for Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc, where he oversaw all of the company’s engineering operations in North Louisiana. 

Zazell Dudley is The Port’s new Director of Economic Development. Her responsibilities include business retention and expansion for existing Port businesses, as well as attraction and recruitment of new companies. Dudley is a Shreveport native and most recently she was Vice President of Caddo Initiatives and Business Development, where she led economic development initiatives for Caddo Parish. She also provided oversight of the energy and chemical sectors for North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP). 

Kathy French has been promoted to Director of Marketing and Sales for The Port. French spent the last four years as the Port’s Director of Community Relations. In her new role, she will market the multimodal capabilities and services available at The Port. She will continue to help with public and community relations. 

Longtime Port employee Mary Ward was also promoted to Accounts Payable and Receivables Analyst. She will assist the Director of Finance and Human Resources and the Operations Manager in a number of ways including maintaining Port financial records, customer and tenant invoices and reconciling all bank accounts. For 19 years, Mary was The Port of Caddo-Bossier’s secretary and receptionist.