Commerce Club Luncheon Series
The Commerce Club is an educational networking event for maritime and transportation professionals. On the 2nd Thursday of every month, meet at Brady's Landing on the Houston Ship Channel to network with other leaders in the Port Community. As industry leaders, elected officials, and the heads of governmental agencies, the Commerce Club's speakers know that you live and work in the Port Region every day, and speak to issues that directly affect your bottom line.
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Captain Mike Morris
Captain Mike Morris, Presiding Officer of the Houston Pilots, reflects back on his 41 years in the maritime industry and shares his best sea stories at a special Commerce Club Luncheon on December 10. Captain Morris is stepping down from his position as Presiding Officer as he prepares for retirement in the spring of 2016.
Captain Morris grew up around the water in the Miami, Florida area, knowing he wanted to join the ocean-going business from early days. A graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, his career spans 21 years with the Houston Pilots and 20 with Exxon, 13 of which he was a Master. He is in his second term as Presiding Officer of the Houston Pilots, was president of the Texas State Pilots Association, and has served serval local, state, and national advisory committees. In 2005, Captain Morris was the Port Bureauís Maritime Person of the Year.