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Bob Paulison

Port Industries of Corpus Christi
Executive Director
Bob is the Executive Director of Port Industries of Corpus Christi, a regional trade association of 16 large industrial companies. Members include the Port of Corpus Christi, as well as, refiners, chemical and bulk material manufactures, rig fabricators, energy providers, and supporting distribution and terminal facilities located in Nueces, San Patricio, and Kleberg Counties.

Prior to joining Port Industries, he enjoyed a 26-year career in the US Coast Guard. Graduating from the Coast Guard Academy in 1985, he completed wide-ranging assignments flying both jet aircraft and rescue helicopters. In 1989, he flew missions in Prince William Sound, Alaska to map the Exxon Valdez oil spill; and in 1991 he was part of the team that flew to the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm to track the oil spill resulting from the release of millions of gallons of oil into the Persian Gulf by the Iraqis. In 2007, he moved to Corpus Christi to command Sector / Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas where he was responsible for all Coast Guard air, sea, and land operations in South Texas and along the border with Mexico. Following a brief tour in Cleveland, Ohio directing operations in the Great Lakes, he returned to Corpus Christi where he retired from the Coast Guard in 2011. In addition to his work with Port Industries, he is active in the community as a member of a number of civic and professional organizations, including the Propeller Club, the USO, and the Navy League.