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.

2020 Pilot Board Application Review Committee
Captain Marcus Woodring, Chairman – Port of Houston Authority
Captain Robert Thompson – Houston Pilots Association – Presiding Officer
Captain Gilbert Martinez – Houston Pilots Association
Sarah (Sallie Kay) Janes, Ph.D. – San Jacinto College
Captain Joe Hill – Valero, Inc.
Captain Stephen Polk – Seamen’s Church Institute
Pat Studdert – Buffalo Marine Services, Inc.

M. Tyler Gavis, Vice Chairman – Port of Houston Authority

Margot Campbell, Legal Advisor – Port of Houston Authority
Latitia Jones, Paralegal – Port of Houston Authority

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