McAllister Towing is pleased to announce that Buckley McAllister has been promoted to the position of President. Captain Brian A. McAllister, President of the Company since 1984, will remain as Chairman.
Buckley McAllister joined McAllister Towing in 1998 and has served as the company’s Vice President and General Counsel since that time. Prior to joining McAllister Towing, Buckley was an Associate at Hill, Betts and Nash LLP. He is a member of the bar in New York, California and a number of federal jurisdictions. In addition Buckley is also a Director of Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association Trustees (Bermuda) Limited, Director of the U.S. Coast Guard Foundation and Vice Chairman for the American Waterways Operators. Buckley is a member of the fifth generation of the McAllister family that has owned and operated McAllister Towing since 1864.
Captain Brian A. McAllister has been working at McAllister Towing since 1959. Along with other members of the 4th generation, Brian purchased McAllister Towing from the 3rd generation in 1974. He was elevated to position of President in 1984 and became sole owner in 1998.
Captain Brian A. McAllister stated, “After the company’s nearly 150 years in the industry it is with extreme gratification that I announce the successful passing of the Presidency to my son Buckley McAllister. Working side by side with him since 1998, I am confident that Buckley and my other son Eric, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, will continue to provide our traditional brand of unsurpassed service to the maritime industry.”
As well as Buckley and Eric McAllister, additional 5th generation family members serve in key executive positions. Captain A.J. McAllister III is Senior Vice President of Sales, Andrew McAllister is Vice President of Information Technology and Captain Jeffrey McAllister is Senior Docking Pilot in New York.