Fifteen members, possibly more, registered and
attended the 13th Annual California Maritime Leadership Symposium in Sacramento,
Wednesday and Thursday, February 20 - 21.
The annual Symposium
encourages productive dialogue among maritime industry leaders and is a
excellent means to effectively communicate port needs to California state
officials. It was organized by a coalition including the California Association
of Port Authorities (CAPA), California Marine Affairs and Navigation Conference
(CMANC), California Marine & Intermodal Transportation System Advisory
Council (CALMITSAC), the Harbor Association of Industry and Commerce, the
Propeller Club of Los Angeles/Long Beach and The California Maritime
Here are some of the council members I chatted with during
Symposium "networking breaks."
John Amos, Amos Logistics, LLC ~ Member
John Coleman, Executive Director, Bay Planning Coalition ~ Council
Sebron Flenaugh, Graduating student, MS Transportation and
Engineering Management, California Maritime Academy ~ Member
Robert D. Dockendorff, Chairman Emeritus California Marine &
Intermodal Transportation System Advisory Council ~ Member
James Haussener, Executive Director, California Marine Affairs
and. Navigation Conference ~ Member
John Hummer, Director, Maritime Administration Northern California
Gateway ~ Council Director
Ellen Joslin Johnck, Ellen Joslin Johnck Consulting ~ Council
Lynn Korwatch, Executive Director, Marine Exchange of the San
Francisco Bay Region ~ Member
Stas Margaronis, Coordinator, Rebuilt the United States ~ Council
William D. Nickson, Regional General Manager, Transmarine
Navigation Company ~ Member
Tim Schott, Executive Director, California Association of Port
Authorities ~ Member
Elizabeth Warren, Executive Director, FuturePorts ~
Monika Wegener, Executive Director, Harbor Association of Industry
and Commerce ~ Member
And new members:
Frances Keeler, Attorney, Keesal, Young & Logan also
President, FuturePorts ~ Member
Gary L. Gregory, Chief, Marine Facilities Division California
State Lands Commission also Chairman, California Marine & Intermodal
Transportation System Advisory Council ~ Member
We had several panelists last year - this year Bill Nickson was up
front telling us about the duties and responsibilities of a shipping agent. Find
out more at http://www.transmarine.com.
Bill Nickson of Transmarine Navigation Corporation
speaking on Shipping Agencies
The California State Lands Commission was the 2013
Symposium Honoree of Merit and Captain Richard B. McKenna, Executive Director of
the Marine Exchange of Southern California, the 3rd annual Gary L. Gregory
Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. The California State Lands Commission and
Captain McKenna were honored in the State Capitol during a special reception at
the 13th Annual California Maritime Leadership Symposium.
The council and its members, more than ever, are engaged in the
maritime industry. We continue to welcome new members and look forward to
industry events and activities as well as our own in support of the industry. I
have again attached our one page "About Us 2013" which defines our position
within the Navy League and the industry. To see where we have been simply review
the posts at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PMMC-NLUS/messages.
For our many world wide web links http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PMMC-NLUS/links.
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