United States Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao
and Sean Connaughton
, the new U. S. Maritime Administrator, will be guest speakers at the United States Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Foundation dinner in New York on Wednesday, September 27 honoring America's Deep-Sea Domestic fleet.
The gala dinner will benefit the American Merchant
Marine Museum located on the Academy's campus in Kings Point, Long Island.
Secretary Chao, whose career has spanned international transportation issues on many levels, will be the keynote speaker and Mr. Connaughton, a 1983 graduate of the Academy who also served in the U. S. Coast Guard, will give a special address at his first New York-area public engagement.