Janet Nodar

IHS Markit

Senior Editor, Breakbulk and Heavy Lift, JOC, Maritime & Trade

Based in Mobile, Alabama, Janet Nodar is the JOC’s senior editor for breakbulk, project, and heavy-lift shipping. She previously was a reporter and editor for Gulf Shipper, one of four regional weekly publications that were merged into the JOC in 2008, and later for the JOC’s Breakbulk magazine. From 2013-2018, she was content director for Breakbulk Events & Media, including three years with ITE Group, which acquired the Breakbulk business in 2015. She rejoined the JOC in July 2018 to rebuild the company’s breakbulk and project cargo presence and chairs the Breakbulk & Project Cargo Conference in New Orleans. Nodar holds a master’s in English/creative writing and a bachelor’s in finance from the University of South Alabama.

Sessions With Janet Nodar

Tuesday, 2 March

  • 04:20pm - 05:00pm (EST) / 02/mar/2021 09:20 pm - 02/mar/2021 10:00 pm

    General Session

    Building a Culture of Diversity in the Workplace

    Brandy D. Christian, president, and CEO of the Port of New Orleans and CEO of New Orleans Public Belt Railroad has a deep understanding of why and how a true commitment to diversity empowers the maritime industry and all businesses. Under her leadership, the Port of New Orleans has integrated diversity as a core value, beginning with the 2018 approval of the organization’s Master Plan. Payoffs include deeper engagement with employees and port partners, stronger innovation capabilities, and a capacity for avoiding groupthink and inflexibility. Before joining Port NOLA in 2015, Christian served 14 years with the Port of San Diego, ultimately serving as vice president of strategy and business development. She serves on multiple councils and advisory boards, including the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank Trade and Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council.