Ports of Indiana recently hired Kristin Brier as vice president of integrated planning and sustainable development.
Brier will lead the development of a new department focused on collaborative planning and sustainable initiatives at the ports.
In her new role, Brier will oversee engineering, grant development and project delivery staff. She will help to develop sustainable port projects and serve as a liaison to state and federal officials.
“It’s exciting to join an organization that has such a rich history in generating economic development for our state and a bold vision for future growth,” Brier said in a press release.
Brier most recently served as multimodal director at the Indiana Department of Transportation. She worked at INDOT and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for over 20 years. Brier’s previous roles involved multimodal planning, grants and environmental programs.
At INDOT, Brier led a team of staff members in the aviation, freight, rail programs and transit offices. She represented INDOT in collaborative regional transportation efforts. Prior to working at INDOT, Brier spent a decade with IDEM in various roles leading management planning and hazardous waste and recycling grant programs.
Brier earned her master’s degree in public affairs from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Her bachelor’s degree is from Purdue University.
“Kristin brings a unique combination of skills and experience that perfectly match our planning and development initiatives,” said Jody Peacock, Ports of Indiana CEO. “Anyone who has worked with Kristin knows she is a dedicated professional, and I could not be more pleased to have her join our organization.”
Ports of Indiana operates three ports on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan. The ports are at Burns Harbor, Jeffersonville and Mount Vernon. Ports of Indiana was established in 1961. They serve as a statewide resource for maritime issues, trade and logistics.