New MTSNAC members picked
The U.S. Transportation Department has appointed 29 members to the new Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC), established to advise the department on marine transportation issues.
The department has asked MTSNAC to develop recommendations on establishing new marine highway services and port infrastructure development, among other issues.
'The experience brought to bear by this diverse panel is impressive,' said Maritime Administrator David Matsuda, in a statement. 'These maritime experts have a lot to contribute. I look forward to their advice as we tackle the industry’s most pressing challenges.”
In creating the MTSNAC, the department sought members with experience in serving on other government and industry maritime advisory panels. DOT said the members were nominated through an open process published in the Federal Register.
The new members are:
' Sarah Dunham, director of the Environmental Protection Agency's Transportation and Climate Division, Washington.
' John Parrott, president of Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Federal Way, Wash.
' Craig Philip, president and chief executive officer for Ingram Barge Lines, Nashville, Tenn.
' Thomas B. Crowley Jr., president and CEO, Crowley Maritime Corp., Oakland, Calif.
' John Kaltenstein, marine program manager, Friends of the Earth, San Francisco.
' David Moseley, assistant secretary for the Washington State Department of Transportation's Ferries Division, Seattle.
' Genevieve Boehm Clifton, manager of the Office of Maritime Resources at the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Trenton, N.J.
' Alice Cheng, president of Cheng Solutions, Brooklyn, N.Y.
' Jeffrey Platt, chief operating officer for Tidewater Marine, New Orleans.
' Fred Harris, president of NASSCO, General Dynamics, San Diego.
' Jerry A. Bridges, executive director of the Virginia Port Authority, Norfolk, Va.
' Timothy L. Byrd, director of global logistics at DuPont, Wilmington, Del.
' Michelle Noble, international trade operations leader for North America at Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati.
' Faye Stewart, president of Faye Stewart Transportation Services, Glendale, Ariz.
' Judith A. Druskovich, Great Lakes Maritime Academy, Traverse City, Mich.
' Omar Benjamin, executive director for the Port of Oakland, Oakland, Calif.
' James Lyons, director and CEO of the Alabama State Port Authority, Mobile, Ala.
' Adolph Ojard, executive director for the Port of Duluth, Duluth Seaway Port Authority, Duluth, Minn.
' James R. 'Randy' Richardson, executive director at the Port of Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.
' John Baker, president of the Great lakes District Council, International Longshoremen’s Association, Cleveland.
' Mark Locker, administrator of the Office of Maritime and Freight Mobility, Ohio Department of Transportation, Columbus.
' Ron Mitchum, executive director for the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments, Charleston, S.C.
' Gary Gallegos, executive director of the San Diego Association of Governments, San Diego.
' Augustin Tellez, executive vice president of the Seafarers International Union of North America, Camp Springs, Md.
' Thomas J. Simmers, president and CEO of Ceres Terminals, East Brunswick, N.J.
' Rick Larrabee, director for the Port Commerce Department, Port of New York-New Jersey, New York.
' Joseph M. Mabry, executive vice president of logistics and distribution for Lowe's Cos., Mooresville, NC.
' Mark Barker, president of Interlake Steamship Co., Richfield, Ohio.
' Margaret Vaughan, representative of the U.S. Exporters Competitive Maritime Council, Houston.