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Monday, March 8, 2021

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Andrea Hermer (Photo: Ports of Indiana)

Ports of Indiana Names Hermer as COO, Hall as General Counsel

Ports of Indiana announced the promotion of Andrea Hermer from general counsel to chief operating officer, along with the addition of James Hall, as the new general counsel. Hall will take over responsibilities for corporate governance, compliance, and legal counsel allowing Hermer to take on her new role and responsibilities as the chief operating officer.Hermer has served successfully as general counsel for the Ports since August 2013. This new position will provide a new platform for Hermer to continue making contributions to the success of the Ports.

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Doyle Hired to Lead the Port of Baltimore

William P. Doyle, a former U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner, has been hired to lead the Port of Baltimore as the new executive director of the Maryland Port Administration, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced.Currently CEO and Executive Director of the Dredging Contractors of America, Doyle will take the helm at the Port of Baltimore effective July 22, succeeding Jim White, who announced he would step down at the end of 2019. Doyle was appointed by Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Greg Slater…

Rear Adm. Melissa Bert (Photo: USCG)

Rear Adm. Bert Makes History with New USCG Role

The U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday Rear Adm. Melissa Bert has been invested as judge advocate general and chief counsel of the Coast Guard. Bert is the service’s first woman to hold that office.Bert was most recently the director of Governmental and Public Affairs for the Coast Guard, where she was responsible for external engagement with Congress, the media and other inter-governmental entities.As judge advocate general and chief counsel, Bert will lead a group of legal professionals who are responsible for the delivery of all legal services in support of the Coast Guard's missions…

Boriana Farrar is a familiar face in maritime circles, the Vice President and Counsel and a Senior Claims Executive and Business Development Director for the Americas at the Ship Owners Claims Bureau, Inc. managers of the American P&I Club.

Interview: Boriana Farrar, Ship Owners Claims Bureau

Boriana Farrar is a familiar face in maritime circles, the Vice President and Counsel and a Senior Claims Executive and Business Development Director for the Americas at the Ship Owners Claims Bureau, Inc. managers of the American P&I Club. We met with her in her NYC office to discuss her path from her native Bulgaria to a top maritime professional position.When Boriana Farrar moved from her native Bulgaria to the United States in 2001, she did so to be close to family, her mother and her sister who had already established a life in the U.S., some 5,000 miles from her homeland.

Lee Named Partner at Holland & Knight

Eric Lee has been elevated to partnership in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., office. Lee brings extensive experience in domestic and international shipping, supply chain services and logistics, as well as in a broad range of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters to bolster the firm's international trade, maritime, transportation and energy groups. As a member of the international team, Lee helps companies in the supply chain, logistics and other transportation services industries, including maritime, air, road and rail.

Antonia Panayides (Photo: Reed Smith)

Reed Smith Adds Two Shipping Partners

Reed Smith announced shipping lawyers Antonia B. Panayides and Jane M. Sarma have been promoted to the partnership, effective January 1, 2018. Panayides joined Reed Smith in 2007 and qualified as a solicitor in 2008. Panayides deals with a wide range of dry shipping and offshore matters from the firm's London office. Her experience includes charter party disputes, shipmanagement, bill of lading, sale and purchase and contract of affreightment disputes whether subject to High Court and arbitration jurisdiction.

Robert Clyne Gets Outstanding Professional Achievement Award

Robert (Bob) Clyne, ABS Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary , was recognized with the Outstanding Professional Achievement Award for his distinguished accomplishments as a graduate who best exemplifies the finest tradition of Kings Point – Acta Non Verba – and lending honor and prestige to the United States Merchant Marine Academy. “Bob is most deserving of this recognition,” said ABS Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher J. Wiernicki. Clyne began his career at ABS working in various positions from 1982 to 1988.

NAMEPA to Honor Founding Chairman Maitland

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) announced that Clay Maitland will receive the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award at an awards dinner in New York on October 26. Maitland, who is a Managing Partner of International Registries, Inc (Marshall Islands Ship Registry), is being recognized for his many industry accomplishments including being a NAMEPA co-founder. “Clay is one of the finest examples in our industry of a successful businessman who expends nearly as much energy on philanthropy,” said NAMEPA Chairman Joe Hughes.

Melanie A. Leney (Photo: Montgomery McCracken)

Leney Elected to Partner at Montgomery McCracken

Melanie A. Leney has been elected to Montgomery McCracken’s partnership. Previously an associate with the firm, Leney is located in the firm’s Cherry Hill office and focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels, with an emphasis in maritime and transportation, employment litigation, products liability, personal injury, government investigations, and compliance and regulatory issues. She has also represented clients pro bono in civil rights and Federal Tort Claim Act litigation through the U.S.

Anny Martin (Photo: Moore & Company)

Martin Joins Moore & Company

Moore & Company has hired attorney Anny Martin who joined the firm earlier this month. A graduate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Martin was extremely involved in the executive boards of various on-campus organizations including serving as President of the International Law Society, Vice President of Internal Communication of the Hispanic National Bar Association and Vice President of the Cuban American Bar Association of the university. She was also the Student Works Editor of the Florida Journal of International Law.

The Logistics of Regulating the Supply Chain

FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle defines the mission, machinations and many triumphs of the Federal Maritime Commission. It would not be a stretch to say that the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is perhaps the least understood, possibly the most obscure, and at the very same time, one of the most important federal agencies on the commercial waterfront today. The independent federal agency is responsible for regulating the U.S. international ocean transportation system for the benefit of U.S. exporters, importers, and the U.S. consumer.

US Navy Promotes First LDO Captain

Capt. David Garlinghouse has made Navy history by becoming the first Navy Reserve security limited duty officer (LDO) to achieve the rank of captain. Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, commander, Navy Installations Command (NIC), presided over the promotion ceremony, held Aug. 2 at Washington Navy Yard. "It's hard to even describe the feeling," said Garlinghouse. "When you join the Navy as a seaman recruit, you never really think you are going to make captain. Garlinghouse has been assigned to the NIC headquarters Reserve unit since December 2013 and has been on active duty at NIC since April 2016.

Stanley Kuriyama (Photo: Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.)

Kuriyama Joins Matson Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Matson, Inc. has appointed Stanley Kuriyama as a director of the company, effective June 23, 2016.   Kuriyama is the Executive Chairman of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. He first joined Alexander & Baldwin in 1992, and from January 2010 until his retirement in December 2015, he served as Alexander & Baldwin's president and chief executive officer. Prior to joining Alexander & Baldwin, Kuriyama was a partner in the law firm of Cades Schutte Fleming & Wright, specializing in real estate and real estate financing. He is a 1977 graduate of Harvard Law School.

DNV GL’s Ellen Crivella Named 2016 Rising Star by Women of Wind Energy

DNV GL’s Ellen Crivella was honored with the 2016 Rising Star Award at the Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) luncheon at the 2016 AWEA Windpower Conference and Exhibition. Each year, the Rising Star Award recognizes a woman relatively new to wind energy who has already made significant professional contributions and shown unusual talent, dedication and innovation in their wind industry work. As DNV GL’s global head of practice for environmental and permitting services, Ellen has been involved in the siting, permitting and financing of over 10,000 MW of renewable energy projects.

Seafarers International House Honors Maritime Leaders

Members of the maritime community gathered last evening at the New York Athletic Club to honor three of its leaders: H. Marshall Ainley (President, Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association), Ian T. Blackley (President & CEO, Overseas Ship Management, Inc.) and Raymond J. Burke Jr. (Partner, Burke & Parsons). These individuals were given the 2016 “Outstanding Friend of Seafarers” Award by Seafarers International House, a Lutheran, non-profit agency serving merchant seafarers in Baltimore…

US Navy Honors Carl Levin with Naming of Ship

Today, during a ceremony in Detroit, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the next Arleigh Burke class destroyer, DDG 120, will be named Carl M. Levin in honor of the longest serving senator in Michigan history. During his 36 years in the Senate, Levin was a member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services and its chair for more than nine years. He also served as chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, as a member of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

MarPro Profile: Frances L. Keeler

Frances Keeler, Senior Counsel, Clyde & Co US LLP, might not necessarily be your typical ‘maritime professional’ but what she does on a daily basis is no less important to the waterfront – and the environment – than, for example, anything the builder of the best designed vessel in service today can put together. That’s because Keeler represents clients before various regulatory entities including the US EPA, California Air Resources Board and the local air pollution agencies on rule development…

FMC Commissioner Doyle Welcomes Parsons as New Counsel

Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Commissioner William P. Doyle announced that Patrick W. Parsons will serve as his new Counsel. Parsons is a 2015 graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law. While in law school, he clerked in my office for two semesters and later worked for the Department of the Treasury’s Office of the Inspector General as a legal assistant, and after being admitted to the West Virginia State Bar, he was converted to the position of Attorney Advisor there.

David Tubman, the new Chief Counsel in U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration

Tubman Confirmed as Marad Chief Counsel

Former FMC counsel David Tubman has served in FMC Commissioner Doyle's office as counsel since 2013 at U.S. Federal Maritime Commission. After being cleared by the White House and U.S. Department of Transportation late last week, starting today (February 22, 2016), Mr. Tubman will be serving as Chief Counsel in U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD). William Doyle, U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner, said in a statement, "David and I have been working together since the beginning of 2002. I know that David will succeed in his new role.

Kerri McClellan (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Promotes VP and Deputy General Counsel

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Kerri McClellan has been promoted to vice president and deputy general counsel for the corporation. McClellan, who is based in Jacksonville and reports to Senior Vice President and General Counsel Mike Roberts, joined Crowley approximately two years ago as senior corporate counsel and assistant corporate secretary and has excelled at corporate governance and transactional work among other legal areas, the company said. “Kerri has been a tremendous partner in the legal department…

Cohen Retires from ExxonMobil, McCarron to Takeover

Ken Cohen, vice president, Public and Government Affairs, Exxon Mobil Corporation, has announced his intention to retire effective Jan. 1, 2016, after more than 38 years of service. It is anticipated that the board of directors will elect Suzanne McCarron as vice president, Public and Government Affairs, Exxon Mobil Corporation. McCarron is currently general manager, Public and Government Affairs, and president, ExxonMobil Foundation, the primary philanthropic arm of the Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States.

Lori J. Quinn (Photo: Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin)

Quinn Named a Proctor in Admiralty by the MLA

Lori J. Quinn, shareholder in the Manhattan office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, has been named a Proctor in Admiralty by the Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA). Founded in 1899, the MLA is devoted to advance reforms in the maritime law of the U.S. and to bring greater international harmony in the shipping laws, regulations and practices of different nations. The Proctor in Admiralty designation reflects the organization's most distinguished class of membership and is awarded only after candidates have met stringent professional and educational requirements.

A Winding Path to a Maritime Career

Charlottesville, Va. and the University of Virginia are a long, long way from the ocean. Arguably, an even greater distance is the one which stretches from a Bachelor of Arts degree in Italian and German, all the way to a C-suite position at one of the nation’s premier ocean shipping and logistics companies. But, that’s just where Parker Harrison finds herself, a little more than 20 years after graduating from college. Along the way, she also earned a Master’s Degree, also from the University of Virginia, and eventually, a Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School (magna cum laude), in May of 2001.

Lam Q. Nguyen-Bull (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Foss Hires VP, General Counsel & Chief Ethics Officer

Foss Maritime announced that Lam Q. Nguyen-Bull has joined the company as the Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer. Based in Seattle, Nguyen-Bull will lead Foss's Legal and Risk Management Group, where in addition to providing counsel on legal issues and business strategies and practices, she will head up the company's ethics and compliance programs and work to safeguard the values and reputation of Foss. Nguyen-Bull came to Foss from parent company Saltchuk, where she served as Associate General Counsel and Compliance Officer.

Teekay Veteran Glendinning to Retire

Long-time Teekay leader David Glendinning, president of Teekay Gas Services, will retire December 17, 2015, after more than 28 years at Teekay. Stepping up to replace Glendinning is Mark Kremin, currently vice president in the same division, Teekay Corporation announced today. Kremin recently took over reporting line accountability for the Teekay gas operations team, and will complete the full handover of leadership accountabilities on Glendinning's retirement date. Glendinning joined Teekay in 1987 and has since held a number of senior positions…

Parker Harrison (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Promotes VP of Procurement

Parker Harrison has been promoted to vice president of procurement at Crowley Maritime Corporation, the company announced. Harrison, former director of claims within Crowley’s risk management group, will be responsible for corporate-wide procurement, managing teams in Florida, Washington, Alaska, Louisiana and New Jersey, with additional support provided by personnel in El Salvador. She will remain based in Jacksonville and report to John Calvin, senior vice president and controller.