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Colby Weik  (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Two Williams-Mystic Students

Corporation. Molly Tucker and Colby Weik were each chosen for their academic excellence, high morale and community involvement. The students also exhibited strong leadership qualities and were identified as articulate spokespeople for maritime education.Tucker is a sophomore at Pomona College in California, where she studies environmental analysis. Weik is a sophomore business major at Wheaton College in Massachusetts. Both students have proven themselves as enthusiastic learners with a passion for the maritime industry and the sea.The Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program is a joint effort of

John R. Ballard, Ph.D., is the new Academic Dean and Provost of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Photo: USMMA)

USMMA Names Academic Dean and Provost

of national security, leadership and military history. He has published six books and is awaiting publication of his latest work, the co-authored book, National Security Education: Developing Strategic Leaders for 21st Century Security Challenges.He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (B.S.), California State University, Dominquez Hills (M.A.), and The Catholic University of America (Ph.D.). Dr. Ballard has been recognized with a Distinguished Writing Award from the Army Historical Foundation and a Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Medal. His military decorations include the

John Moseley (Photo: Port Houston)

Port Houston Taps Moseley as CCO

in 1987 and has held expanding roles in the U.S. and overseas with international freight forwarders, customs house brokers, beneficial cargo owners and ocean carriers Mitsui OSK Lines, COSCO Container Lines and CMA CGM. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international business administration from California State University at Los Angeles and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Isenberg School of Management. Moseley actively serves in leadership positions of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) and the Greater Houston

Maritime Finance Lawyer Johnson Joins Haynes and Boone

advising companies in connection with building, acquiring, and disposing of vessels and rigs in the offshore oil and gas sector as well as  negotiating the workout and restructuring of shipbuilding contracts.Haynes and Boone is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With more than 550 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal,

Thanh Vuong (Photo: Port of Oakland)

Port of Oakland Appoints Principal Engineer for Seaport Projects

has worked at the Port for eight years, previously holding the position of Supervising Engineer. Prior to the Port, he worked for Caltrans and the City of Fairfield.Vuong began his career at the Port in 1994 as a high school summer intern. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering at the University of California, Davis

VT Halter Marine Taps Baczkowski as CEO

and P&L responsibility.Baczkowski holds a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces; Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the US Naval Academy; and a Master of Science in Systems Management/Logistics from the University of Southern California

Suzanne Plezia (Photo: Port of Long Beach)

Port of Long Beach Names Two Engineering Executives

divisions. In 2012, she guided the procurement process for the Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement contract, and she managed construction for the recently completed Pier G Container Terminal Redevelopment project. Plezia earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Irvine.   Baldwin began working for the Port in 2002 and was named Assistant Director of Program Management in January 2015. He specializes in leading large harbor development projects, including terminal renovations in use by tenants, such as the Middle Harbor Terminal Redevelopment program

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SUNY Maritime Graduates 17 to US Navy

received their SUNY Maritime degrees, 17 students received their commissions into the U.S. Navy. Of the 17, two were commissioned as surface warfare officers and, upon graduation, will report to USS Shiloh forward deployed and homeported in Yokosuka, Japan, and USS Somerset homeported in San Diego, California, respectively. Four were commissioned as submarine warfare officers and will report to Nuclear Power School in Charleston, South Carolina. The rest were commissioned as strategic sealift officers and will go on to work in the U.S. Naval Reserves. Four received swords from representatives of

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Gullickson Joins EBDG

, marketing, sales, event planning and administrative support. Stephanie will be responsible for the development of policies, processes, and procedures to ensure consistent and effective company-wide marketing efforts in order to successfully garner new business opportunities. Stephanie graduated from California State University Maritime Academy in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and later received her Master of Science in International Transportation Management from State University of New York Maritime College.  

Charters Joins NOAI Staff

.M.), a former oil and gas service company owner and senior member of the House Financial Services Committee and Chairman of the Western Caucus. Prior to that, Charters owned and operated his own lobbying company, Charters and Company, and before that served nearly ten years for multiple members of the California Delegation

An aerial view of the campus of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. (Photo: MMA)

1,200 Maritime Academy Grads Enter the US Workforce

that delivers vital necessities for our nation’s economy and security.” These graduates hail from the seven maritime academies in the United States, namely: the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, N.Y.), State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College (Fort Schuyler, N.Y.), California Maritime Academy (Vallejo, Calif.), Great Lakes Maritime Academy (Traverse City, Mich.), Maine Maritime Academy (Castine, Maine), Massachusetts Maritime Academy (Buzzards Bay, Mass.), and Texas A&M Maritime Academy (Galveston, Texas).   Joining the more than 500,000 private U.S. citizens

Scott Nagel (Photo: Navico)

Navico Hires Southwest US Sales Manager

Navico, a manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, has appointed Scott Nagel as its new territory sales manager for the southwest U.S.   Based in Mission Viejo, Calif., Nagel’s territory will cover California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Hawaii.   Nagel has been in the industry for many years working as an independent sales representative for leading brands like Daiwa, Rapala, Flambeau, Penn, Beretta and Sig Sauer. Nagel got his start in the industry while attending San Diego State University and working

Harry Barnhum (Photo: InterAct)

Barnum Joins InterAct PMTI

support to a local water purification and desalinization company that reclaims oilfield produced water and impacted groundwater. Barnhum has also completed environmental assessments and managed numerous remediation programs gaining regulatory site closure. He currently serves on the Board of the API California Coastal Chapter.   Barnum holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Geology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and started his career as an Exploration and Development Geologist at Chevron. He has held a variety of leadership and project management positions over the years, including

Kerry Gerot (Photo: Port of Long Beach)

New Comms Director at Port of Long Beach

the Long Beach Airport and held a variety of other positions as a media and marketing professional in the entertainment, music and publishing fields. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and a master’s degree in professional writing, both from the University of Southern California

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Navigating the Rough Waters of Misclassification

company and the owner-operator, independent contractor. If this veil isn’t held tight, the shipping company could be construed as the employer, resulting in enormous tax, salary, worker’s compensation and other insurance implications.    Several recent settlements out of California pitting trucking companies against owner-operators claiming the latter should be classified as employees have raised a red flag for many maritime employers. In fact, one of the largest drayage operators in California sought to protect itself by converting to an all-employee model, with only company-owne

David Libatique (Photo: Port of Los Angeles)

Port of LA Promotes Libatique

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. He also served as the Mayor’s liaison with the Port of Los Angeles, where he advanced “Green Growth” policies, including the Clean Air Action Plan and Clean Truck Program.Libatique holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government

Nick Mori  Photo APS Stevedoring

Mori Named Sales Manager at APS Stevedoring

, rate negotiations, promoting the company, and acquiring new business for APS Stevedoring.Mori began his maritime career in 1989 with Mitsui OSK Line, holding positions in pricing and marketing. He transferred to Hyundai Merchant Marine’s pricing department in 1994 in order to remain in Southern California. In 1997, Mitsui OSK Lines container division called upon Mori to return to the company in the operations and equipment control departments. Then, from 2000-2018, he worked in MOL Bulk RoRo/Car Carrier vessel operations, scheduling, customer service and sales

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