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Roger Guenther

Roger Guenther


Roger Guenther

Giant Alumnus of the Month

Our Giant Alumnus of the Month for April 2022 is Roger Guenther, a proud graduate of Robert E. Lee High School. Mr. Guenther earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and has an MBA in International Trade and Finance from the University of St. Thomas.


Roger was named the Executive Director of Port Houston in January 2014. With 34 years of experience at the port, Guenther brings operational leadership and a proven track record. He oversees the efficient and effective operations of Port Houston’s public facilities, which handle a diverse range of imports and exports, including container, general cargo, breakbulk, and bulk commodities, and includes the area’s largest breakbulk facility and two of the most efficient container terminals in the nation. Mr. Guenther is also responsible for advocating for ongoing improvements and maintenance of the Houston Ship Channel (HSC) in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The HSC is the busiest federal waterway in the U.S. and is ranked number one for waterborne tonnage. In addition, more than 200 public and private terminals conduct business alongside the HSC and support $802 billion in annual economic value.


In 2016, Mr. Guenther was elected president of the Texas Ports Association and served through September of 2020. He currently serves on numerous boards and committees, including the Texas Department of Transportation’s Texas Freight Advisory Committee, the Port Authority Advisory Committee, the Board of Visitors of Texas A&M University at Galveston, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) Advisory Council, the Port Terminal Railroad Association, the Greater Houston Port Bureau, and the Board of Directors of the National Association of Waterfront Employees. In 2021, he was appointed by Governor Gregg Abbott to the Gulf Coast Protection District board.


His awards and honors include the 2017 Bronze Award Recipient-Houston International Seafarers, the 2018 Humanitarian Award (Philanthropic Male)-Latino Learning Center, and the 2018 Most Admired CEO-Houston Business Journal. He will be inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame in May.


Thank you to Houston Methodist Baytown for sponsoring this award.