Stephen Martinko will become executive director of the Port of Pittsburgh Commission on Sept. 8.
Martinko has been deputy staff director of the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; previously, he was chief of staff for Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., the committee's chairman.
The Port of Pittsburgh handles 35 million tons of cargo per year and is served by numerous private river terminals.
Both Shuster and ranking member Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., lauded Martinko.
“Steve has been integral in many of
my successes while in Congress. His combination of political, policy
and communications know-how has been a tremendous asset. Nowhere was
that more appreciated than when I decided to run for the chairmanship of
the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee," said Shuster.
Rahall said Martinko "is a perfect example of how working across party aisles can produce jobs for Americans by improving our infrastructure."