Member Roster

ANBER-KONTAKIS, Müge

Muge Anver Kontakis

Currently Vice President, Global FD&D Manager & Counsel at Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc. (SCB), Managers of the American P&I Club.

ANDERSON, Charles B.

ANDERSON, Charles B.

ANDERSON, Charles B.Columbia College (B.A.), Princeton University (M.A.), Columbia Law School (J.D.). Senior Vice President, Skuld North...

ASPIS, Harold B.

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Columbia College (B.A., magna cum laude), junior year of college at the London School of Economics. Columbia Law School (J.D.)

BERG, Jack

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Member of SMA since 1967 and past president 1975-1979. Formerly Vice President, Continental Grain Company for 31 years and retired.

BERGER, Kenneth A.

BERGER, Kenneth A.

Graduate of SUNY Maritime College at Fort Schuyler. Sailed as a deck officer for Mobil Oil (now ExxonMobil) on their U.S. Flag crude

BHUSHAN, Mukul

Served as a deck officer on oil tankers, dry cargo and general cargo vessels and OBO carriers. M.B.A.- International Business

BLAKE, George C.

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Formerly Executive Vice President, Maritime Overseas Corporation with overall responsibility for all aspects

BOWDERY, Allan G.

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Formerly employed as AVP of a US subsidiary of the Tokio Marine and Fire Ins. Co, Ewig International Marine Corp

BOYER, Harold N., Jr.

BOYER, Harold N., Jr.

Assistant Vice President of Operations for Mid-Size Tankers at AET Tankers Inc LTD, since 2020. Formerly Operations Director, Heidmar, Inc.

BRADSHAW, Thomas J.

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Currently President of Bradshaw & Associates, Inc. an insurance brokerage, Prior employment CEO of Thomas Miller (Americas) Inc.

BULOW, Lucienne Carasso

BULOW, Lucienne Carasso

President, Interactive Maritime Services and Interactive Dispute Resolution Services, LLC. Commissioner of Pilots

BUSCH, Stephen H.

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Member of the SMA since 1974 and Secretary 1995-97. President, Scan-American Shipping & Trading Corp.

COLLETTI, Alan E.

COLLETTI, Alan E.

ice President Operations and Partner at United States Shipping Partners LLC. Sailed as USCG licensed engineer aboard US Flag vessels

CORWIN, Dick

CORWIN, Richard

Lawyer (Haight Gardner) 1971-75, (Walker & Corsa) 1975-95: Legal/arbitral disputes for vessel owners/operators/managers.

CUNEO, Joseph J.

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Principal of Marinex International Inc., a commercial marine consulting firm. Over 30 years of experience in the design, construction

CUSHING, Charles R., PhD, P.E.

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Naval Architect, Marine Engineer, Graduate of U.S.M.M.A. (Kings Point), M.I.T., SUNY (Maritime), M.S. and Cardiff (U. Wales) PhD.

DECKER, Richard J.

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Former Chairman American Institute of Marine Underwriters 2006 - 2008.Former Chairman National Cargo Bureau 2008 - 2010.

DeSIMONE, James C.

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Presently Director of GFR Global Freight Consulting; Director of Marketing, Americas, Salient Maritime (Americas) Inc. Florida. Formerly;

DESMOND, Gerard T.

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Presently Director of GFR Global Freight Consulting; Director of Marketing, Americas, Salient Maritime (Americas) Inc. Florida

DOHERTY, Matthew A.

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Graduate SUNY Maritime College at Fort Schuyler. Sailed as Third and Second Officer aboard U.S. Flag Tankers and OBO's. Chartering Manager

DOOLEY, Austin L.

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Graduate of NY Maritime College (B.S.) & NYU School of Engineering and Science (M.S.&Ph.D.). Sea service aboard U.S. flag tankers

DRAKOS, James

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President Groton Pacific Carriers Inc., commercial managers for foreign flag tankers. Extensive experience in chartering

DUDLEY, John

DUDLEY, John

Arbitrator, Expert Witness and Petroleum Terminal Operations consultant. Ten years experience assisting with petroleum tanker

EPSTEIN, Louis

EPSTEIN, Louis

Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Trammo, Inc. (formerly Transammonia) and a member of Trammo's Board of Directors.

FABRIKANT, Charles

FABRIKANT, Charles

Charles Fabrikant is co-founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and has been a director of SEACOR Holdings Inc. ("SEACOR")

FACKLER, D. Michael

FACKLER, D. Michael

Over 40 years experience in international shipping. Specialized in ship sale and purchase and contracting of newbuildings...

FOX, Thomas F.

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Maritime Consultant. President, Southold Maritime Services Corp. Previously associated with Sea Tow Services International, Inc.

GIANFALLA, Daniel M.

GIANFALLA, Daniel M.

Maritime Arbitrator, International Maritime Security Advisor and Independent Consultant. Graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

GILMARTIN, David

GILMARTIN, David

Associate Professor of Maritime Business, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Before moving to academia spent 25 years with Alcoa Steamship Co., Inc

GLUCK, Sandra R. M.

GLUCK, Sandra R. M.

Member of the New York Bar (1980) and Law Society of Ontario, Canada (1978); J.D. Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto

GREENLEES, J.N. (Jamie)

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Bulk Liquid Marine Transportation Consultant. At world's largest energy company gained supply chain, commercial and logistics expertise.

HALPIN, Harold J.

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Chairman, President, CEO of Lamorte Burns & Co. Inc. which is correspondent for 14 P & I Clubs worldwide. 30 years of experience

HAND, Michael J.

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Retired laytime and demurrage specialist for chemicals, gas, clean petroleum products and drybulk cargoes. Over 45 years experience

HANSEN, Svend H., Jr.

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Hagedorn & Company, insurance brokers. Over 25 years experience in all aspects of liner and tramp agency, chartering and stevedoring.

HAWKINS, Nigel J.

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Immediate past president of SMA. Retired Vice President, N.W. Johnsen & Co., Inc., 2000-2016. From 1990-2000,

HOOD, James N.

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Member of the SMA since 2006. Maritime Arbitrator and Accredited Mediator. Former CEO of Teekay Shipping Corporation.

KEITEL, Gunther

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BS Marine Transp., Kings Point; MBA Marketing, NYU; Capt. US Navy Reserve, former Commanding Officer of Naval Reserve Units.

KIMBALL, Philip B.

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Program Director, SeaPerch, a national K-12 educational outreach program using underwater robotics to inspire middle

LAMBERT, LeRoy

LAMBERT, LeRoy

SMA President, 2021 to present; Vice-President, 2019-21; Member, 2016 to present. Assistant General Counsel to the American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection

LANDY, Gilbert M.

LANDY, Gilbert M.

Began his career in shipping in 1975 at J.H. Winchester & Co., Inc., and has since held several brokerage and principal positions

LAVENDER, Trevor

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Senior Principal and Founder, Summit Maritime Corporation, a ship brokerage, 1999 - 2013. Retired. Senior Principal and Founder

MARR, Ilarion

MARR, Ilarion

President of Dispute Resolution Services, launched in 2018. Multi-faceted maritime industry experience in insurance

MARTOWSKI, David W.

MARTOWSKI, David W.

Formerly Chairman, Thomas Miller (Americas) Inc. and Thomas Miller Partner; retired in 2004 after 25 years with Miller's.

McCAFFERTY, Molly

McCAFFERTY, Molly

Senior Vice-President, Claims Director-Americas for Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc (SCB), Managers of the American P&I Club.

MEEHAN, Robert C.

MEEHAN, Robert C.

Senior Partner of Eastport Maritime USA, global tanker-brokers, where actively engaged in daily transport negotiations of parcel

MILANA, Robert A.

MILANA, ROBERT A.

Extensive experience handling all types of marine disputes including, P&I, hull, liability, recreational marine, cargo and charter party.

MONAHAN, Michael T.

MONAHAN, Michael T.

Ship Manager, Naval Architect, Marine Engineer, Graduate of USMMA (Kings Point). Expertise in commercial ship operations

MORDHORST, Klaus C.J.

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Member of the SMA since 1974 and Past President 2005-2009. President and principal owner of Leffler Chartering, Inc.,

NERGAARD, Bengt E.

NERGAARD, Bengt E.

Bengt got his law degree, specializing in maritime law, in Norway. He worked for the Norwegian Maritime Directorate, P&I Clubs.

NORTHMORE, Michael J.

NORTHMORE, Michael J.

Arbitrator, Mediator, Marine & Offshore Energy Insurance Expert Witness & Consultant. Specialist in contractual/customary

NORZ, Charles H.

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resident, Seacrest Associates, Inc. (Marine Consultants). Graduate U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 1959. Sailed as Third Officer for Grace Lines

NOTIAS, Nicholas X.

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Vice President of Independence Maritime Agency, Inc., a shipping agency and brokerage firm. Extensive experience

OGLE, Michael J.

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P Director Tanker Operations, Norton Lilly International President Ruggiero & Ogle Motorship Agency, Inc.(R&O)

POE, Eddie J.

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Broker, Pasternak, Baum & Co., Inc. Formerly: President, Liberty Chartering Inc., Vice President, Norton Lilly International Inc.

QUINN, William H.

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Graduate S.U.N.Y. Maritime College, Fort Schuyler B.S. Marine Transportation, 1973. Sailed as third mate with Farrell Lines and Berwind Lines

RING, John F., Jr.

RING, John F., Jr.

President Century Shipping USA, Inc. Adjunct Professor at USMMA and Director of the Global Maritime and Transportation School

ROACH, Captain Kevin J.

ROACH, Captain Kevin J.

Proficient in all aspects of Chartering, Operations and Trading: Dry Bulk, Break-bulk and Tankers. Wide experience representing both

SCHILDT, Daniel J.

Currently Vice President of Chartering and Head of the Dry Cargo division, MTM Group which owns and operates a fleet...

SHAW, Robert G.

SHAW, Robert G.

Past president of SMA. Managing director, Sea Trade Holdings Inc, a privately held owner of ultramax dry bulk ships.

SHIRLEY, James (Jim), Jr.

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Maritime Consultant with JTS Marine LLC. Graduate of USMMA (B.S.), Rutgers School of Law (J.D.), and USN School of Diving and Salvage.

SHIRVELL, George L.

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Graduate SUNY Maritime College (B.E.) and Concord Law School (JD), Sailed as Third Officer aboard U.S. Flag Tanker, Demurrage Analyst

SICILIANO, A.J.

SICILIANO, A.J.

SMA member since 1974 and Past President SMA 1995-1997. President, Sentry Marine Services (shipbrokers and maritime contract

SOUZA, Marcos

SOUZA, Marcos

Maritime Arbitrator, currently Vice President of Operations - Dry Cargo division of MT Maritime Group responsible for the operational management

SPAULDING, Jr., Robert J.

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Shipbroker, SPI Marine USA, Inc. specializing in the chartering of chemical, fertilizer, molasses, acid, gas and product tankers.

SUMMERS, Anne P.

SUMMERS, Anne P.

Anne's expertise in US domestic and foreign crude oil trading She is a C.W. Post graduate, receiving their Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001.

TIMBERLAKE, Charles B. (Chas)

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V.P./Partner Atlas Shipping Ltd. 1997-2018 drycargo operator handy to panamax vessels. 1984-1997 VP/Partner EKKO Chartering Corp

TSIMIS, George J.

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Tufts University (B.A. 1988), Fordham University School of Law (J.D. 1992). Currently Director of GJT Marine Consultants LLC

VENTURAS, Evangelos

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President, Venturas Ship Chartering Ltd., a ship and cargo brokerage company founded in 1979. United Operators Shipping Agencies Corp...

WARFIELD, James J.

WARFIELD, James J.

Member of the SMA since 1994 and Past President 2013-2017. Prior to a period in the Wealth Management division...

WING, Jon P.

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Presently a Maritime Consultant for proposal and contract preparation, strategy, dispute resolution, chartering, shipbuilding...

WISWELL, Peter S.

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Manager, Marine Claims, Global Risk Solutions, Inc.; formerly Director, Technical Marine Claims, Zurich NA.; Board of Subscribers

WOLMAR, Soren

WOLMAR, Soren

Ship broker and partner, Quincannon Associates, Inc., a ship brokerage firm specializing in the chartering of chemical