As vice president of marine personnel, Cosgrove is responsible for the employment life cycle of the company's more than 2000 vessel personnel. This effort includes hiring and crewing, as well as workforce planning, back office administration and systems management.
Cosgrove joined in January of 1987 as a port captain in the ship operations group overseeing 's and foreign-flag vessels and crews. Since that time, he has served the company in positions of increasing responsibility including senior port captain, manager of chartering operations and director of contract operations. In 2005, Cosgrove was named a general manager and formed the ship management group to oversee third party vessel operations.
In 2001, Cosgrove was awarded the Thomas Crowley Trophy, 's highest honor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, and is a licensed Master, Unlimited Tonnage, any ocean.