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Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

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WISTA USA, founded in 1997, is among the largest National WISTA Associations (NWAs) worldwide, with over 540 members spread across ten regional Chapters: Connecticut; Delaware River & Bay Area; Florida; New England; New Orleans; New York / New Jersey; the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Washington, and Oregon); Texas; Washington, DC Metro; and West Coast (California and Hawai’i). Our members represent all facets of the maritime industry, including shipowners, charterers, operators, brokers, bankers, insurance professionals, attorneys, analysts, and government officials.

WISTA USA’s main goals are providing networking and educational opportunities for our members. In pursuit of these objectives, our various regional Chapters hold periodic meetings, seminars, and social gatherings throughout the year, occasionally in conjunction with larger marine industry events. In addition, the WISTA USA Annual General Meeting takes place each spring, and the International Conference, open to all WISTA members worldwide, takes place each fall. All of these events – whether local, regional, national, or international – provide tremendous networking and educational opportunities for our members and thereby enhance the benefits of membership in the organization.

Events

WISTA USA Annual General Meeting

WISTA USA’s 2019 Annual General Meeting and Conference, focusing on Women Making Waves, will be held in Philadelphia, PA, from April 25-26, 2019.  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!  Enhance […]

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WISTA USA Annual General Meeting

WISTA USA’s 2019 Annual General Meeting and Conference, focusing on Women Making Waves, will be held in Philadelphia, PA, from April 25-26, 2019.  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!  Enhance […]

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News

WISTA USA HOSTS 2019 CMA Luncheon

WISTA USA hosted its 14th annual CMA Luncheon on April 2, 2019.  More than 200 people attended the event, kicking off the Connecticut Maritime Association Conference.  Honored […]

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Job Posting – Port of Oakland – Manager, Business Development & International Marketing

Port of Oakland MANAGER, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & INTERNATIONAL MARKETING OAKLAND, CA SALARY: $14,165 – $17,549 per month The Port of Oakland is recruiting for the position of […]

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First10Forward Presents Inaugural Scholarship Awards to USMMA Midshipmen during Connie Awards Luncheon

On December 10, 2018, First10Forward (F10F) awarded its first Annual Grant to the Containerization and Intermodal Institute (CII) scholarship program. The 2018 scholarships were awarded to three […]

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WISTA USA Congratulates Kathy Metcalf, 2018 WISTA International Personality of the Year

WISTA USA is proud to congratulate Kathy Metcalf, CEO of The Chamber of Shipping of America as the 2018 WISTA International Personality of the Year!   Please […]

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WISTA USA supports Broward County Sea Turtle conservation program

On July 26, 2018, WISTA) USA Florida Chapter participated in a sea turtle release with the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program (BCSTCP) and Nova Southeastern University […]

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WISTA International Approved for IMO Consultative Status

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) governing body, the IMO Council, approved the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) International’s application for consultative status on 5 July […]

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Board Of Directors

Name
Parker Harrison
Board Position
WISTA USA President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
parker.harrison@crowley.com
Title
SVP, Procurement and Risk Management
Company
Crowley Maritime Corporation
Name
Jeanne Grasso
Board Position
ExCo Member for the Americas Region
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
Grasso@blankrome.com
Title
Attorney, Partner
Company
Blank Rome LLP
Name
Alexandra Anagnostis
Board Position
Immediate Past President & Membership Secretary
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
aa@tms-fla.com
Title
President
Company
Total Marine Solutions
Name
Kathleen Haines
Board Position
Treasurer
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
khaines@holbridge.com
Title
Treasurer & CFO
Company
Heidmar, Inc.
Name
Frances Keeler
Board Position
Board Member
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
frances.keeler@clydeco.us
Title
Senior Counsel
Company
Clyde & Co
Name
Boriana Farrar
Board Position
Recording Secretary
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
boriana.farrar@american-club.com
Title
Vice President Counsel Business Development Director
Company
Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc.
Name
Kathleen Plemer
Board Position
Board Member
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
plemer@chaffe.com
Title
Partner
Company
Chaffe McCall
Name
Marlene Boyer
Board Position
WISTA USA Board Member
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
m.boyer@stolt.com
Title
Sales Manager
Company
Stolt Tanker Trading
Name
Laura Sherman
Board Position
WISTA USA Board Member
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
lsherman@register-iri.com
Title
Director of Marketing
Company
International Registries, Inc.
Name
Kassandra Savicki
Board Position
Connecticut Chapter President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
kassandra.savicki@nortonrosefulbright.com
Title
Counsel
Company
Norton Rose Fulbright
Name
Lisa Reeves
Board Position
Delaware River & Bay Area Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
reeves@lawofsea.com
Title
Partner
Company
Reeves McEwing LLP
Name
Lesley Karentz
Board Position
Florida Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
lesley@argoship.com
Title
Manager, Medical Training
Company
STAR Center
Name
Rosemary Mackay
Board Position
Florida Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
andever88@gmail.com
Title
Lead Engineering Instructor, Modeling and Research coordination
Company
Resolve Maritime Academy
Name
Elizabeth Stevenson
Board Position
New England Chapter President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
estevenson@maritime.edu
Title
Vice President
Company
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Name
Hannah Macgowan
Board Position
New Orleans Chapter President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
hmacgowan@canalbarge.com
Title
Corporate Communications Manager
Company
Canal Barge Company
Name
Kate Belmont
Board Position
New York/New Jersey Chapter President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
kbelmont@blankrome.com
Title
Attorney
Company
Blank Rome LLP
Name
Caitlin Hardy
Board Position
Pacific Northwest Chapter President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
chardy@hollandamericagroup.com
Title
Deputy Director, Fleet Operations
Company
Holland America Group
Name
Jackie Minnich
Board Position
Texas Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
JMinnich@agility.com
Title
Marine Strategic Account Manager
Company
Agility
Name
Patricia O'Neill
Board Position
DC Metro Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
patricia.oneill@apl.com
Title
Deputy General Counsel, US Flag
Company
American President Lines, LLC

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