The CEO of the Port of Corpus Christi unexpectedly resigned this week.
Sean Strawbridge will step down as CEO as of June 2, the port authority said in a statement on its website on Wednesday.
"I am extremely proud of the incredible success of the Port of Corpus Christi over my eight-year tenure," Strawbridge said in the statement.
"It has been a true honor to serve as Chief Executive Officer under the leadership of Chairman Charlie Zahn and the Port Commissioners, both past and present, and the amazing professional staff whom I have had the distinct honor to represent."
The decision followed a 'heated meeting' between Strawbridge and the port commission on Tuesday, according to local newspaper the Caller-Times. Members of the commission had criticised the port authority's spending on travel and personal expenses under Strawbridge's time there.