Grasso Elected President WISTA USA

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

At its annual general meeting in in May, Jeanne M. Grasso was elected President of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) . As President of WISTA USA, Ms. Grasso will serve as a member of the six-person elected board, which includes: Vice President Linda Turnbow (Ocean Shipholdings, Inc.); Treasurer Kathleen Haines (formerly of OMI Corporation); Membership Secretary Parker Harrison (American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc.); Recording Secretary Julie D. Kuchta (Bowen, Miclette & Britt); and National WISTA Association liaison,  Mary T. Reilly (Hill, Betts & Nash, LLP).

Grasso, a respected and active member of the maritime community, has held leadership positions in various maritime organizations. She is a guest lecturer at the , where she speaks on legal issues related to pollution response for the Academy's OPA 90 Qualified Individual training program. Ms. Grasso is on the Board of Governors of the Propeller Club of Washington, DC, and a member of the Maritime Law Association.  She also has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the .  At Blank Rome, she is a Partner focusing her practice on maritime, environmental, and transportation law for domestic and international clients.  Ms. Grasso counsels owners and operators of vessels, cargo owners, and facilities, both marine-side and inland.  Ms. Grasso writes and lectures extensively on criminal enforcement of environmental laws, Coast Guard regulatory matters, and maritime security.  She also conducts training sessions and assists clients with establishing compliance programs in an effort to avoid enforcement actions. Ms. Grasso heads up the firm’s Maritime Industry Team, comprised of 45 attorneys from all offices and practice areas providing full-service business and legal advice to the maritime industry.

On October 15-17 of this year, WISTA will be hosting the WISTA Annual Conference in .  The 2008 Conference will host over 200 international and national delegates with plenary sessions covering the most pressing issues faced by the industry today. This is only the second time in 35 years that the International Conference will be held in the -- last year’s conference was held in , with the venue for 2006.  The 2009 International Conference will be held in .

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