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USSA recruits next generation for refits

own your own company. We must focus on the next generation in this industry."Lord said he can’t find enough good project managers. “Why don’t more captains go into this?” he asked, adding, “This is physically demanding, hard work.”Pearson is pleased that advocacy efforts united Tilman Fertitta, an American superyacht owner, to partner with USSA to drive 2018 legislation allowing private yachts over 300GT to fly an American flag.Previously, Americans owning yachts exceeding the 300-GT limit could fly the U.S. flag only by registering their yacht as a commercial

AMI Recognizes Dammrich Ahead of Retirement

in service of the marine industry than Thom Dammrich. He carried the industries' agenda, not just the agenda of the manufacturers. Thom completely embraced the role that marinas play in hosting the boating experience, and marinas and boating access facilities became an important element of the NMMA advocacy agenda."Joe Riley, AMI's current chair, echoed, "it has been an honor to work with Thom as a member of the NMMA board of directors and I appreciate all his efforts to include all segments of the boating industry on the organization's board.   Together, we make the recreational

Kierstin M Lachtman (Photo: LSC)

Lachtman to Succeed Ludwiczak as Head of LSC

leadership and dedication over the past 17 years. He will be greatly missed, but we are confident that our rigorous search process has provided us with an exceptional successor.“Kierstin is a highly motivated and accomplished maritime professional with a well-deserved reputation for informed advocacy on behalf of shipowners.  We look forward to working with her to expand and strengthen LSC.”  

David Libatique (Photo: Port of Los Angeles)

Port of LA Promotes Libatique

team and a tremendous asset in helping advance the goals and vision of the department, something that will be even further amplified in his position as head of stakeholder engagement.”Libatique previously served as senior director of government affairs for the Port of Los Angeles, where he lead advocacy efforts at the local, regional, state and federal levels. He worked actively with multiple port stakeholder communities to advance the port’s priorities in the areas of infrastructure, environmental and supply chain policy.Prior to joining the port, Libatique worked on energy policy at the

Bruce Heppenstall (Photo: Subsea UK)

Subsea NE Names Heppenstall Regional Chairman

The regional advocacy group for the North-east of England’s subsea sector has appointed Bruce Heppenstall as its new chairman, taking over the reins of Subsea North East from Andrew Hodgson.   CEO of BEL Valves and former general manager for the GE Oil & Gas Wellstream division, Heppenstall will be tasked with promoting the North-east sector on a global scale to maximize opportunities, while working with Subsea UK, the national industry body to provide a forum for collaboration, diversification and technology development.     With the region’s subsea sector

James Callahan (Photo: Danos)

Danos Announces Executive Leadership Changes

administration. He has nearly three decades of experience in finance, risk management, asset management and procurement, and has held executive leadership positions in the telecommunication and ship repair industries. A resident of Lockport, Callahan serves on the board of Restore or Retreat, a coastal advocacy group, and is a former chairman of the Lafourche Chamber of Commerce. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and an MBA from Nicholls State University

Seafarer Happiness Index Relaunched

of the Index by the Mission to Seafarers, and an intensified focus on welfare, we can build a clear vision of where employers are winning and losing and ensure early course corrections to build a happier, more effective, workforce for the future.”   Ben Bailey, Assistant Director of Advocacy, the Mission to Seafarers commented: “The Mission to Seafarers is primarily concerned with offering direct and tangible support to seafarers, helping them stay in contact with family and friends or aiding in times of crisis. However, this work makes us acutely aware of industry trends and

Eric Roan (Photo: IMCA)

Roan Joins IMCA in North America

stature and credentials of Eric on to the IMCA bench,” said Allen Leatt. “He will play a key role in our dialogue with industry regulators and within our extensive network of members in the United States.” Based in Houston, Roan has worked in a variety of regulatory compliance and advocacy roles for several oil companies and drilling contractors in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. He has over 20 years of marine and offshore oil and gas industry experience, including four years as a U.S. Coast Guard Port State Control Officer. Prior to joining IMCA Eric was a Program Manager at the Center

Camille Olivere (Photo: Norwegian Cruise Line)

Olivere Joins Norwegian Cruise Line as SVP, Sales

of sales in North America.   Olivere originally joined the Norwegian sales team in 2009 as vice president of sales. In 2012, she was promoted to senior vice president, achieving growth in the company’s charter business and leading efforts to reenergize the brand’s travel agency advocacy, with a focus on growing trade relationships through optimized marketing and co-op budgets to maximize sales. Now, she returns to Norwegian to continue to support and promote the company’s travel agent partners.   In addition to her time at World Travel Holdings where she was responsible

Randy Lim (Photo: Braemar Adjusting)

Braemar Adjusting Promotes Lim

has been with Braemar Adjusting since 2013, prior to which he amassed more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry in progressive roles including claims handling, claim management, relationship management and business development with various underwriters and vendors as well as claims advocacy and account management with a large international brokerage. Since joining the Calgary office, he has worked under the leadership of Paul Cameron to develop a strong book of business in the Canadian and United States regions

Jennifer Carpenter (Photo: AWO)

AWO Promotes Carpenter to Chief Operating Officer

of Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1, 2016.   In announcing the promotion, AWO President & CEO Tom Allegretti said, “Jennifer’s promotion to Chief Operating Officer is richly deserved and fully earned during a quarter century of exemplary service. The journey of advocacy excellence and safety leadership on which AWO has been embarked is one that Jennifer has effectively led. The many milestones of success along that journey are products of her vision and her hard work.”   Allegretti added that Carpenter’s promotion, unanimously approved by AWO&rsquo

Tracy Egoscue formerly ran Baykeeper, Regional Water Board

Environmental Attorney Joins Long Beach Harbor Commission

last week for a six-year term. Egoscue heads a Long Beach-based private law practice, and in the past was Executive Officer of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board – Los Angeles Region, and prior to that served as Executive Director of Santa Monica Baykeeper, an environmental advocacy group. She has also practiced environmental litigation as a Deputy Attorney General for the California Department of Justice, and worked on issues encompassing the Air Resources Board, the California Environmental Quality Act and the Federal Clean Water Act. She is the 67th Long Beach Harbor

Rick Bott, 54, joined Continental as president and chief operating officer

Continental Resources President Quits, Leaves Leadership Gap

in 2012, Bott had worked at Cairn India Ltd and in Devon Energy Corp's international division. Calls to Bott were not immediately returned. As recently as late last month, Bott had aggressively promoted Continental at conferences and other meetings with investors and industry peers. Given his advocacy for the company, his departure caught many by surprise. One senior manager at Continental said he did not find out until Thursday that Bott would be leaving the company. As part of his severance, Bott is receiving $581,000 plus $23,600 for unused sick days. He will be able to participate in

Hornblower’s Captain Goben Named “Maritime Person of the Year”

States honored Captain Goben as the 2013 Maritime Person of the Year. The Propeller Club was formed in 1927 in order to support shipping and the maritime industry. Goben was given this honor "in recognition of service as an ambassador on behalf of the maritime industry and in gratitude for tireless advocacy for maritime safety and security." Captain Goben is a licensed ship Master and has worked in the San Diego cruise industry as the Port Captain for Hornblower Cruises and Events for over 25 years, as well as serves on the board of the San Diego Port of the Propeller Club. Goben also volunteers

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