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Meet Ronnie Wade Robertson

October 31, 2018

Ronnie Wade Robertson has been the Port and Harbor Commission’s chief administrative officer since October 2016.

He likes a challenge, and he likes variety.

“Having (Stennis) airport, (Port Bienville’s) shallow-water port and industrial park, the short-line railroad, and the port’s water and sewer facilities gives a great variety. There’s no way to get bored.”

Robertson earned his law degree in 2007 from the University of Mississippi School of Law, after receiving a bachelor’s of science in biological engineering from Mississippi State University in 2004.

Before joining HCPHC, he was senior staff attorney at South Mississippi Electric Power Association in Hattiesburg, and an associate at Balch & Bingham LLP in Gulfport.

“The Commission’s economic development mission was enticing to me because I had had some limited involvement with economic development activities in my own town (Greenwood, Mississippi) when I was in college, and working with the Commission also provided an opportunity to get back to the coast full-time.

“HCPHC has a range of responsibilities, especially on the legal side, that for some lawyers are career specializations unto themselves. For an organization as small as ours to have the diversity of responsibility we have, that’s the challenge — and the fun part of it.”

Robertson has been instrumental in advancing the Commission’s goals.

“I came in when there was a period of transition. The first year, there was a lot of foundational work. This last year, with all the activity we’ve had, everything’s clicking and we’re doing great.”

Robertson has been married to his wife of 11 years, Aimee and have three children; sons Wade, 5, and Woods, 4; and 1-year-old daughter, Mary Rose.  

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