Brian Vahey, Caitlyn Stewart Promoted to Government Affairs Manager.
AWO has announced the recent promotions of Brian Vahey and Caitlyn Stewart to the new position of Government Affairs Manager. These promotions recognize the significant contributions of Mr. Vahey and Ms. Stewart to AWO’s work and their potential for further growth as members of AWO’s advocacy team. Mr. Vahey joined AWO as a Government Affairs Associate in July of 2008. His portfolio includes maritime security and TWIC, the Towing Vessel Bridging Program, licensing, and technology, among other issues. He serves as staff secretary to the Coastal Sector Committee and the AWO Technology Steering Group, and is currently managing the Safety Statistics Working Group established by the Board of Directors at the recommendation of the Task Force on the Future of AWO Safety Leadership. He holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Siena College and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs.
Caitlyn Stewart joined AWO in May of 2010 as Government Affairs Assistant and was promoted to the position of Government Affairs Associate later that year. Ms. Stewart’s areas of responsibility include vessel discharges, air emissions, Asian Carp and infrastructure funding, among other issues. She serves as staff secretary to the Common Issues Council. Ms. Stewart graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.