New port director
David Allain, left, is the new executive director of the Port of West St. Mary. Allain recently signed a contract with the commission assuming the position after serving as uncompensated special assistant to former Executive Director Tad Blevins, center, for two years. Formerly a commissioner, Allain was required by Louisiana ethics law to wait the two years before officially assuming the paid position. At right is Ralph Longman, port commission vice president.