Charleston, SC – Peter O. Lehman, director of planning and business
development for the South Carolina State Ports Authority, has
been named to two national organizations.
Lehman will serve on the National Research Council through the
Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Ports and Channels.
The National Research Council is a private, nonprofit operating
agency for the National Academy of Sciences. Its members serve
to personally advise the government and the public on issues and
not to represent their organizations.
He was also named to the Advisory Committee of the Export-Import
Bank of the United States. The Ex-Im Bank, which was created by
President Roosevelt, is an independent U.S. government agency
that has provided financing for U.S. exports for more than 65
years. The committee advises the Bank on its programs, especially
with respect to providing competitive financing to expand global
markets for U.S. exports.
Lehman is President of the Propeller Club of the Port of Charleston
and has served as 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.
He 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.