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Dennis Rochford

Dennis Rochford is President of the Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay, a non-profit trade association serving port businesses throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  In addition to managing the association’s staff and overseeing the development of the port community’s automation network, Mr. Rochford represents the regional port community to government officials in Washington, D.C., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Trenton, New Jersey, and Dover, Delaware concerning a range of key issues critical to the success of the Delaware River regional port complex. 


Mr. Rochford is a founding member and past president of the National Association of Maritime Organizations.  He serves as board director for the American Institute for International Steel, Ports of Philadelphia Maritime Society, the Port of Wilmington Maritime Society, the Chilean American Chamber of Commerce, the PENJERDEL Council, and the Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin.  Mr. Rochford also serves on the board of directors for the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce and World Trade Association of Philadelphia.  He further serves as a commission member on the Delaware Health Care Commission.