- Heather Wood
Southeast Regional Director, Ports and Intermodal
Heather Wood joined Dewberry in February 2017 as our Southeast Regional Director for Ports and Intermodal. With over 25 years’ experience, Ms. Wood’s focus is to grow Dewberry’s marine ports, rail, and intermodal markets in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast.
Prior to joining Dewberry, Ms. Wood was the national Ports Market Sector leader of Kennedy/Jenks Consultants.
Based in Norfolk, Virginia, Ms. Wood comes to Dewberry from The Port of Virginia, the third largest container port complex on the U.S. East Coast, where she worked from 2001-2015. While with the Port, she served as Director of Sustainability, Vice President of Government Affairs and Director of Environmental Affairs. As Director of Sustainability, Ms. Wood developed and directed sustainability strategy, policy, and programming for the Port and was responsible for environmental performance, public outreach, and regulatory affairs related to port operations and the Virginia maritime industry. She served as the Port’s representative and consultant on international and national issues and policies related to sustainability, transportation, navigation, and environment.
A nationally recognized sustainability executive in maritime transportation and the multi-modal logistics industry, Ms. Wood holds advanced degrees in maritime public policy and business administration. In 2016, she was re-appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to a four-year term as Vice Chair of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s State Water Control Board, a position she’s held since 2011. Ms. Wood previously served as Chairman of the Environment Committees for the American Association of Port Authorities and the Virginia Maritime Association and remains active in the leadership of those committees today.