Edward Anthes-Washburn

Deputy Port Director at the Port of New Bedford
10 years

Edward C. Anthes-Washburn serves as a Research Fellow at the Institute for Global Maritime Studies. He is also the Deputy Port Director at the Port of New Bedford, where he focuses on business development, strategic planning, grant management and environmental issues. From January to September, 2012, Ed served as the Acting Port Director at the Port of New Bedford, where he oversaw the signing of the port's first international sister port agreement with Tuxpan, Mexico. Before arriving at the port, Ed worked in port infrastructure development at the Massachusetts Seaport Advisory Council in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.

Ed has a city planning background and a long-standing interest in maritime studies and the effects of working waterfronts on municipal and regional economies. He earned a B.S. in Urban Studies from the College of Architecture Art and Planning at Cornell University and a M.S. in Public Affairs from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Prior to his work for the Port of New Bedford and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, he was hired by the New Orleans Planning Initiative to help create a comprehensive, resident-driven plan to rebuild the Upper and Lower 9th Ward.

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