Charleston, SC – Peter O. Lehman has been promoted to Director of Planning and Business Development for the South Carolina State Ports Authority.
After serving as director of the S.C. World Trade Center-Charleston for four and one half years, Lehman joined the Ports Authority in 1997 as Executive Assistant to SPA President Bernard Groseclose. In his new position, Lehman will be responsible for coordinating the Authority’s strategic and annual planning processes, foreign-trade zone activities, real estate functions and other commercial business initiatives.
Lehman is President of the Propeller Club of the Port of Charleston and was recently elected vice chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities’ Planning and Research Committee. He was also recently named vice chairman for the Industry Consultations Program, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Trade Representative, and is a member of S.C. International Trade Conference Board.
Lehman received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stetson University, earned a certificate of advanced study from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird), and obtained his juris doctorate degree from the New England School of Law. He is a licensed attorney and is a member of the South Carolina, New Jersey and District of Columbia Bars as well as 10 Federal Courts including The Supreme Court of the United States