Pilot Board Application Review Committee

The Pilot Board Application Review Committee (the “ARC”) appointed by the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports (the “Pilot Board”) conducts preliminary review of Pilot Pool, Deputy Branch and Branch Pilot applications. The committee takes measures to determine that the applicant is in good mental and physical health, has good character, and possesses the skill to perform competently and safely the duties of a pilot.

2023 Pilot Board Application Review Committee
Captain Stephen Polk, Chairman – Seamen’s Church Institute
Captain Clint Winegar – Houston Pilots Association – Presiding Officer or
Captain Matthew Glass – Houston Pilots Association – 2nd Officer
Captain Gilbert Martinez – Houston Pilots Association
Sarah (Sallie Kay) Janes, Ph.D. – San Jacinto College
Captain Joe Hill – Valero, Inc.
Jaquie Young- Hall – Port of Houston Authority
Pat Studdert – Buffalo Marine Services, Inc.

Captain M. Tyler Gavis, Vice Chairman – Pilot Board Executive Director

David McNeal – Pilot Board General Counsel

The agendas and minutes from the Pilot Board Application Review Committee can be found here:


February 14, 2023 – Agenda
February 14, 2023 – Minutes

April 11, 2023 – Agenda
April 11, 2023 – Minutes

May 9, 2023 – Agenda

June 13, 2023

July 11, 2023

August 8, 2023

September 12, 2023

October 10, 2023

November 14, 2023

December 12, 2023