YoungShip Launches in Texas
Mitchell Machann, an associate in Blank Rome LLP’s Houston office, recently co-founded YoungShip Texas with TITAN Salvage’s Lindsay Malen. This new branch is the 18th in YoungShip International’s global network, and the first in the United States.
In launching YoungShip Texas, Machann and Malen’s vision is to increase awareness of the younger generation coming into the maritime community and to strengthen its presence in the U.S. maritime sector.
YoungShip Texas provides a networking platform for young professionals who are already in the maritime industry and support sectors, and encourages Texas maritime companies to support these growing young professionals. The branch will also provide YoungShip International with exposure to the Houston and greater Texas maritime cluster, along with all other Texas port cities and industry hubs, that runs the gamut of maritime activity.
Other YoungShip Texas board members include:
- Kyle Munson, US Gulf Manager for Transmarine Navigation Corporation
- Vanessa Johnson, Assistant Manager of Shipping for Argosy Transportation Group
- Samina Mahmood, Manager of Marine Response Alliance
- Peggy Høegh Grays, Port Manager for Norton Lilly, and Founder/CEO of GraysOwn