Paul H. Bea Jr.
Paul Bea is a government relations advisor specializing in transportation, particularly the marine transportation system. In 2006 he formed PHB Public Affairs after 26 years as Washington Representative of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and manager of its multimodal Federal agenda. His policy and program experience includes infrastructure and finance, port gateways, freight system improvement, environment, navigation safety, and homeland security.
He was appointed by Secretary Norman Mineta to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council and participates in the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Legislative Advisors group. He is on the Board of Advisors of the Eno Transportation Foundation. He chairs the Coastwise Coalition to expand U.S. surface transportation capacity through waterborne transportation and the Marine Navigation Safety Coalition to advocate for Federal navigation services programs. He created and moderated for 22 years the Washington Port Representatives organization. Paul’s professional background in Washington includes serving as legislative aide to New Jersey Governor Brendan T. Byrne and to the late U.S. Rep Edward J. Patten. He earned his B.S. in 1971 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.