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March 14th Commerce Club
March 14 @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm
$40 – $50
Captain Mark Mitchem, Presiding Officer of the Houston Pilots, is the featured speaker at the March 14, 2019 Commerce Club Luncheon. Mitchem will present a brief overview of the Houston Pilots’ navigation of the Houston Ship Channel and offer a pilot’s perspective of trends and the future outlook of the Ship Channel.
After 14 years at sea, Mitchem joined the Houston Pilots in 1996. Initially working for Marine Transport Lines, he served on both tankers and RoRo vessels and sailed as Master on three different ships engaged in coastwise and worldwide trade. Later, Mitchem worked for the Del Monte Banana Company, serving on their Panamanian flagged vessels. He is a 1982 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point.