U.S. Maritime Advisory Panel Names 10 New Members

Posted by Eric Haun
Friday, April 04, 2014
Official portrait of Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the appointment of 10 new members to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC). Established in 2010, MTSNAC is comprised of leaders from commercial transportation firms, trade associations, state and local public entities, labor organizations, academics, and environmental groups that advise the Secretary on policies to ensure that the U.S. Marine Transportation System is capable of responding to projected trade increases.

“The Obama Administration is committed to ensuring that America’s ports and waterways are capable of meeting the growing demands of moving freight in the 21st century,” said Secretary Foxx. “This advisory council will help guide us as we continue to invest in American transportation and in America’s future.”

Since 2009, this Administration has awarded over $420 million in TIGER funds to 33 ports and marine highway projects. These projects are large and small – inland and coastal, and handle 75 percent of America’s exports and imports. These investments have helped the maritime industry move these exports and imports by water, waterborne transport, and maritime industrial services, which play a vital role in our nation’s economy. MTSNAC policy recommendations have led to the expansion of the Marine Transportation System, the integration of Marine Highways in the surface transportation system and the improvement and streamlining of the Title XI ship financing process.

“This Council is an excellent example of a coordinated approach with the private sector,” Acting Maritime Administrator Paul N. Jaenichen said. “Their expertise and insight inform key decisions as we work to spark growth and ensure the greater efficiency of our Marine Transportation System.”

MTSNAC is comprised of 29 members from commercial transportation firms, trade associations, state and local entities, labor organizations, academics and environmental groups. Council members will serve 2-year terms, with no more than two consecutive term reappointments, and approximately one-third of members' terms of office shall expire every 2 years.

The Department strives to select dynamic individuals with in-depth knowledge of their respective industries or government sectors. Members are nominated through a full and open process published in the Federal Register.

The new members are:

  • Betty Sutton, Administrator, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), Washington, D.C.
  • William Cook, Director, Worldwide Logistics and Customs, Chrysler Group, LLC, Auburn Hills, Mich.
  • Wayne Darbeau, President and CEO, San Diego United Port District, San Diego, Calif.
  • Gary Lee Moore, Interim Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Captain Lynn Korwatch, Executive Director, Marine Exchange of the San Francisco Bay Region, San Francisco, Calif.
  • Charles Fabrikant, Executive Chairman, SEACOR Holdings, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Kevin Schoeben, Deputy Director, Office of Planning and Programming, Illinois Department of Transportation, Springfield, Ill.
  • William Friedman, President and CEO, Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Gary Love, Vice President for Sales and Marketing at FAPS, Inc., Port Newark, N.J.
  • Richard Berkowitz, Director of Pacific Coast Operations, Transportation Institute, Seattle, Wash.

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