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Dede Smith named Chair of NWC Navigation Caucus

United States

Dede Smith, Deputy Director for the Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals (IRPT) association, has been named chair of the National Waterways Conference (NWC) Navigation Caucus. In addition to her role at IRPT, Smith serves on the NWC Executive Committee and now as chair of the NWC Navigation Caucus. NWC’s caucuses play a prominent role in… Read More

David Kennedy appointed as Chair of US Arctic Research Commission

United States

Mr David Kennedy, a member of the United States Friends of the World Maritime University (WMU), has been appointed by President Joe Biden as Chair of the US Arctic Research Commission (USARC).  USARC is an independent federal agency, created by Congress in the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984, advising the White House and Congress… Read More

Crowley’s Skoglund to Lead Enhanced Mergers and Acquisitions Strategy

FL, United States

Crowley Maritime Corp. has appointed Trish Skoglund as corporate director of mergers and acquisitions, guiding strategic investments that create sustainable growth and accelerate the company’s competitive advantages. In her newly created role, Skoglund will contribute to all aspects of strategic acquisitions, and she will collaborate with Crowley’s business units to identify growth opportunities that best… Read More

Maritime Industry New Hires and Promotions

James Walsh – Appointed new president at Universal Engineering Sciences (UES); will oversee all 37 offices around U.S. from Orlando headquarters

Crowley Promotes Alisa Praskovich to Vice President of Sustainability

FL, United States

Crowley Maritime Corporation has promoted Alisa Praskovich to vice president of sustainability, where she will lead the company’s continued efforts to remain a resilient, inclusive and innovative leader in its markets. In her new role, Praskovich will orchestrate Crowley’s environmental, social responsibility and governance activities across its diverse business offerings and operations globally. This includes… Read More

Odgers Berndtson Recruits Jon Nass as Next CEO and Executive Director of the Port of Gulfport

MS, United States

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Odgers Berndtson, a leading global executive search firm, is pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Jon Nass as the CEO and Executive Director of the Port of Gulfport following a national search lead by Tim McNamara, a partner and Vice Chairman of Odgers Berndtson and Head of the firm’s… Read More

Daniel B. Maffei designated FMC Chairman

United States

President Biden has nominated Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei as Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission. Chairman Maffei is a sitting member of the FMC and replaces Michael A. Khouri in the role of Chairman. A native of New York, Chairman Maffei was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives for two terms. His previous… Read More

Dr. Paul Kent Joins Monument Economics Group to Lead Ports & Logistics Practice

VA, United States

ARLINGTON, Va., March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Monument Economics Group, a leading provider of economic consulting services and expert testimony, is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Kent has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President and Managing Director and will lead its new Ports & Logistics practice area. Dr. Kent brings an extremely wide breadth of… Read More

Langenstein named chair of New Orleans port, Public Belt Railroad

LA, United States

The Port of New Orleans Board of Commissioners last week elected new officers, with William Langenstein III serving as chairman. Also selected were Charles Ponstein as vice chairman and Jack Jensen Jr. as secretary-treasurer. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed Langenstein — a tax, corporate and transaction attorney at Chaffe McCall LLP — to the… Read More

Maritime Industry New Hires and Promotions

Chet Plotner – Appointed as President at Splash Rentals Frederick Wong Jr. – Has been named as one of the Jacksonville Business Journal’s Transportation Innovators Keith Churchill – Appointed as Chief Innovation Officer at Bechtel Corporation Kristen Keene – Promoted to Chief, DMMP Strategy & Partnerships at Maryland Port Administration Matthew Benbow – Appointed as… Read More

International Association of Ports and Harbors welcomes its new members

United States

International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) says Mr. Kurt Beckett of Seattle, WA, USA, is a new Associate member (Class E).  He is not new to the industry and to the IAPH, as he worked for the Port of Seattle and the Northwest Seaport Alliance in the recent past. Maritime Policy Bureau (MPB) is… Read More

Maritime Industry New Hires and Promotions

United States

Management moves at Trimble: Devon Valenti – Promoted to Vice President, Transportation Marketing John Maliani – Hired as Vice President of Technology

Maritime Industry New Hires and Promotions

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Kristen Keene – Promoted to Chief, DMMP Strategy & Partnerships at Maryland Port Administration

Biden to nominate former D.C. solicitor general to lead environmental division

United States

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said on Monday he intends to nominate Todd Kim, former solicitor general for the District of Columbia, to lead the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division as its assistant attorney general. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Kim would become the department’s top attorney overseeing its criminal and… Read More

Tidewater makes two leadership promotions

TX, United States

Offshore services major Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW) has named Sam Rubio as Chief Financial Officer and David Darling as Chief Operating Officer. “The leadership and ingenuity these two individuals have demonstrated by helping to reshape our operations in response to the pandemic epitomizes the Tidewater culture,” said Tidewater President and CEO Quintin Kneen. “For all… Read More

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