FMC CHAIRMAN NOMINATION SENT TO SENATE
The White House has sent its nomination for the new U.S. Federal Maritime Commission chairman to the Senate for approval.
If confirmed, Steven Robert Blust will serve as FMC chairman until June 30, 2006, and will succeed Harold J. Creel Jr., who has chaired the FMC since February 1996.
Blust is president and chief executive officer of Tampa Bay International Terminals in Tampa, Fla. He joined Lykes Bros. Steamship Co. in 1987 and served as vice president from 1991 to 1996. Blust also worked for the Jacksonville Port Authority in Florida from 1985 to 1987.
Blust is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Tulane University.