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Jason Marshall Joins Metal Shark Executive Team

LA, United States

Louisiana-based boat builder Metal Shark has expanded its executive team with a newly recruited appointment from the US Navy and Department of Defense Naval Surface Warfare Center – Carderock (NSWC). Jason Marshall joins Metal Shark following a 30 year career with NSWC’s Combatant Craft Division (CCD). Mr. Marshall most recently served as CCD’s In-Service Systems… Read More

Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission appoints director of development

MS, United States

Lara Bowman has joined the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission (HCPHC) in Kiln, Miss., as director of development. “We are excited to add an experienced and passionate professional like Lara to our team and welcome her back to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Lara’s experience working in Mississippi and knowledge of our existing partners combined… Read More

Cape Cod Conservation District Names New Program Manager

MA, United States

The Cape Cod Conservation District has named Martha Craig as their new program manager. This will be Craig’s second position with the CCCD and her new focus will start with projects within the Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Project (CCWRRP). “This is my second time at the Cape Cod Conservation District. Back in 2010 to… Read More

Dr. Greg Stunz named Senior Executive Director of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies

TX, United States

Dr. Greg Stunz has been named the Senior Executive Director of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) by Dr. Kelly Miller, President and CEO of TAMU-CC. Stunz has served as HRI’s Interim Senior Executive Director since November 2022. “Dr. Greg Stunz’s commitment to the HRI… Read More

Harsco Corporation Names Jeffrey Beswick President, Clean Earth Division

PA, United States

Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC), a global market-leading provider of environmental solutions for industrial and specialty waste streams, today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Beswick to Senior Vice President and President, Clean Earth, effective May 1, 2023. He will be a member of the Company’s Executive Leadership team. Mr. Beswick joins Clean Earth after spending nearly 30 years… Read More

Jeremy Bridges Named President of Hampton Roads Shipping Association

VA, United States

The Hampton Roads Shipping Association (HRSA) is pleased to announce the selection of Jeremy Bridges as the association’s President effective May 1, 2023. He brings to HRSA a strong portfolio of work experience and skills expansion with industry-leading organizations focusing on collective bargaining, labor-management relations, and contract administration. Mr. Bridges will succeed Roger Giesinger, HRSA’s… Read More

Port 32 Appoint Matthew Juall as EVP of Acquisitions and Kishan Desai as VP of Acquisitions

SC, United States

A Charleston-based marina company recently made two additions to its executive team. Port 32 named Matthew Juall as executive vice president of acquisitions and Kishan Desai as vice president of acquisitions. Juall and Desai will work with Austin Schell, who was recently appointed CEO of PORT 32 and a member of the company’s board of directors…. Read More

Ports America Appoints Mark Schmidt as Vice President

MD, United States

Ports America, the largest marine terminal operator and stevedore in the United States, today announced the appointment of Mark Schmidt as the Vice President and General Manager of its Port of Baltimore location. Schmidt has over 30 years of experience working at Baltimore’s waterfront, holding a variety of different roles within Ports America. Schmidt has held positions… Read More

Celebrity Cruises’ President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo Transitions to Vice Chair, External Affairs; Laura Hodges Bethge Named to Succeed Her

FL, United States

Today, Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) announced that after an illustrious tenure at the helm of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo will transition to Vice Chair, External Affairs for Royal Caribbean Group, effective May 1. In her new role, Lutoff-Perlo will continue reporting to Royal Caribbean Group President and CEO Jason Liberty. Laura Hodges Bethge, currently executive vice president, shared services operations,… Read More

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Welcomes Noe Ortega Massachusetts Higher Education Commissioner

MA, United States

Dr. Noe Ortega, the Commonwealth’s new Higher Education Commissioner, recently visited Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA;, a top-ranked public university with undergraduate degree programs focusing on science, engineering, technology, math, and business that blend academics and experiential learning, where he spent time with cadets, toured the campus, and met with senior staff and the Board of Trustees…. Read More

DSC Dredge Promotes Laiche to VP of Engineering

LA, United States

Reserve, La. based dredging equipment company DSC Dredge announced it has promoted Scott Laiche to the position of Vice President of Engineering. Laiche first joined DSC’s Engineering department as a Mechanical Engineer, quickly moving up the ladder to Engineering Manager in 2016 and in 2021 he was promoted to Director of Engineering. In his new… Read More

Supervisor Justin Cummings appointed to California Coastal Commission

CA, United States

State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon has appointed newly elected Santa Cruz County Supervisor Justin Cummings to the immensely powerful California Coastal Commission, his office announced Thursday. “I’m excited to be able to appoint Santa Cruz County Supervisor Justin Cummings to the California Coastal Commission,” said Speaker Rendon in a prepared release. “His commitment to be an advocate… Read More

Odyssey Logistics & Technology Appoints Hans Stig Moller as CEO

CT, United States

The Board of Directors of Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation, a leader in multimodal logistics solutions, announced that Hans Stig Moller has been named Odyssey’s Chief Executive Officer. As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Moller will steer Odyssey’s market-leading multimodal services and strategic supply-chain solutions into the future. The appointment of Moller is another milestone marking Odyssey’s 20th anniversary in… Read More

Jacksonville business and civic leader Gilvarry appointed to JAXPORT’s Board of Directors

FL, United States

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry has appointed Jacksonville business and civic leader Soo Gilvarry to JAXPORT’s Board of Directors. The Jacksonville City Council unanimously approved Gilvarry’s appointment on March 28. Gilvarry is the CEO/Owner of Jacksonville-based Lotus Commercial USA LLC, which specializes in commercial real estate development, including the ongoing multi-million redevelopment of the historic former… Read More

HII Appoints Julie Jarrell Gresham as Vice President And Chief Counsel Of Ingalls Shipbuilding

MS, United States

 HII (NYSE: HII) announced today that Julie Jarrell Gresham has been named vice president and chief counsel of the company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division. She will succeed George Simmerman Jr. who will retire March 31, 2023, after 32 years with the company. Gresham, who previously served as deputy chief counsel and director of compliance and privacy,… Read More

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