HOUSTON, Feb. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Theldon R. Branch, III was reappointed to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority today by Houston City Council. Port Commissioners serve two-year terms without pay.  

Mr. Branch has an extensive professional background in both the public and private sector. Mr. Branch is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Branch Companies, a privately held Houston-based holding company that oversees investments in real estate, financial assets, the automotive industry, and construction.   His public service experience consists of a Mayor-appointed position as Chairman of the Rebuild Houston Oversight Committee, and working as an Assistant Director for the City of Houston Planning and Housing and Community Development departments.

Mr. Branch was originally appointed to the Port Commission in September of 2013 and represents the City of Houston.  He serves on the Procurement and Small Business Development Task Force, Audit Committee and Community Relations Committee.

About the Port of Houston Authority
For more than 100 years, the Port of Houston Authority has owned and operated the public wharves and terminals of the Port of Houston – the nation’s largest port for foreign waterborne tonnage and an essential economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas, and the nation.  It supports the creation of nearly 1.175 million jobs in Texas and 2.7 million jobs nationwide, and economic activity totaling almost $265 billion in Texas – 16 percent of Texas’ total gross domestic product – and more than $617 billion in economic impact across the nation. For more information, visit the Port Authority website at: www.portofhouston.com.

Lisa Ashley, Director, Media Relations 
Office: 713-670-2644; Mobile: 832-247-8179 E-mail: lashley@poha.com