Leonard Waterworth

Leonard Waterworth
Executive Professor
Department of Maritime Administration
Bld# 3007, Office 222

E-mail: waterwol@tamug.edu
Phone: (409) 741-4397
Fax: (409) 741-4014


Masters of Strategic Studies, US Army War College, Strategic Planning education.
Masters of Engineering Administration, George Washington University, Management education.
Bachelors of Science, Civil Engineering, New Mexico State. Technical education.

Summary of qualifications

Thirty-five years of increasing levels of leadership and management responsibilities. Unique in having held multiple executive leadership positions in both the private and public sector. A record of success: in Leadership, Planning, Operations, Program and Project management positions. Executive skills include organizational leadership with public and private interface responsibilities, organizational change management, Market assessment and project pursuit planning, team building, strategic planning, risk mitigation based problem solving, professional development of junior leaders, and has persuasive communication skills.

Progressive Leadership/Staff Positions

A career that has been built on increasing levels of responsibilities (Highlights):  In charge of a 220 man construction company at the age of 28, Youngest Engineer Intern in the Office of the Joint Chief of Staff, Professional Development responsibilities for 2000 officers, Engineer Planner for Desert Storm, Developed financial alternatives for the procurement of Engineering Equipment for the entire Army. District Engineer responsible for all Federal sponsored projects with Ports along the entire Texas Coast line, to include the Environmental Impact Study and Record of Decision for the construction of the Bay Port Container Facility. President/CEO of a Texas engineering firm Headquartered in Houston, directly responsible for the performance of over 200 engineers/employees and their contributions to ROI “Return of Investment”. Executive Director, Port of Houston Authority leading the organization during a time of political and media scrutiny, the first ever Sunset Review of a Port by the State, Reorganized the staff, accelerated the Corps permitting process for the deepening of the two port container facilities. (permits were complete May 2014 in approximately half the time) and produced the two most profitable years in Port history.


Colonel Len Waterworth joins Texas A&M University at Galveston as an executive professor in the Department of Maritime Administration starting in the summer of 2014.  Colonel Waterworth will also be appointed as a senior research associate in the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores.  Colonel Waterworth holds a masters of strategic studies from US Army War College and a masters of engineering administration from George Washington University.

His duties will include working to coordinate Ike Dike hurricane surge protection research activities with Texas A&M Galveston faculty and research partners at Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, the largest and oldest Dutch public technical university; the Institute for Regional Forecasting at the University of Houston and the Homeland Center of Excellence at Jackson State University in Mississippi, as well as public outreach efforts with businesses, municipalities and non-governmental organizations in the Houston/Galveston region.

After a long and successful career in the Army, Colonel Waterworth has had a similarly successful career in top administration in both governmental and private sectors with the Army Corps of Engineers, Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation and most recently as executive director at the Port of Houston AuthorityLeadership, infrastructure, policy, Human resources.

Courses Taught

MARA652 Marine Transportation Systems Design
MARA 689 Maritime Business Leadership
MARA 373 Personnel Management.

Topics of Interest

Human Resources