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Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

Welcome To WISTA USA

WISTA USA, founded in 1997, is among the largest National WISTA Associations (NWAs) worldwide, with over 600 members spread across eleven regional Chapters: Connecticut; Delaware River & Bay Area; Florida; Great Lakes/Midwest; 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’s 2022 AGM & Conference, April 27-30 Sheraton Grand, Chicago, IL

Welcome WISTA members, partners, sponsors and friends to the April 27-30, 2022 Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association’s Annual General Meeting and conference in the vibrant and […]

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News

An Important Message from WISTA USA

Dear WISTA USA members, The core mission of WISTA USA is to support and empower women in the maritime industry. To execute that mission, today we must turn […]

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Employment Opportunity – The Standard Club

Claims Executive – MSUKI International, New York office The Standard Club Ltd is a specialist marine and energy insurer and a member of the International Group of […]

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Employment Opportunity – The Standard Club

Administration and Claims Assistant – the Standard Club The Standard Club Ltd is a specialist marine and energy insurer and a member of the International Group of […]

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Employment Opportunity – Mercy Ships

TECHNICAL RECRUITER (Full Time) Mercy Ships is seeking a Technical Recruiter to join our recruiting team at our International Support Center in Lindale, Texas.  The ideal candidate for the Technical […]

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Employment Opportunity – Seacor Marine

Seacor Marine (SBLK) is looking for Marine Superintendent, Tanker.   Position Title: Marine Superintendent Reports To: Director of Marine Operations Core Hours: 0800 – 1700 Monday through […]

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Employment Opportunity – Ecochlor

Ecochlor was founded in 2001 to provide simple, reliable, cost effective and easy to use ballast water management systems (BWMSs) that can stand up to the most […]

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Employment Opportunity – Ecochlor

Ecochlor was founded in 2001 to provide simple, reliable, cost effective and easy to use ballast water management systems (BWMSs) that can stand up to the most […]

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Employment Opportunity – SEACOR

Description:  We value our talented employees, and whenever possible strive to help one of our associates grow professionally before recruiting new talent to our open positions. If […]

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WISTA USA Board Appoints Boriana Farrar as President

The Board of WISTA USA, the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association, appointed Boriana Farrar, Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Patriot Contract Services LLC, as […]

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Employment Opportunity – Cargill

Dear Wista friends, I hope you are doing well. We are completing the transfer of our Ocean Transportation team from the New Jersey offices to Coral Gables […]

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Board Of Directors

Name
Boriana Farrar
Board Position
WISTA USA President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
boriana.farrar@yahoo.com
Title
VP & Senior Claims Executive / Business Development Director, Americas
Company
Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc.
Name
Marlene Boyer
Board Position
WISTA USA Recording Secretary
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
m.boyer@stolt.com
Title
Global Commerical Manager
Company
Stolt Tankers
Name
Alexandra Anagnostis
Board Position
WISTA USA Ex Officio Board Member
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
aa@tms-fla.com
Title
President
Company
Total Marine Solutions, Inc.
Name
Kate Belmont
Board Position
WISTA USA Board Member
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
Kbelmont@eagle.org
Title
Assistant General Counsel
Company
American Bureau of Shipping
Name
Jeanne Grasso
Board Position
WISTA USA Board Member
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
Grasso@blankrome.com
Title
Partner
Company
Blank Rome, LLP
Name
Caitlin Hardy
Board Position
WISTA USA Board Member
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
caitlin@polyverse.com
Title
Chief of Staff
Company
Polyverse Corporation
Name
Parker Harrison
Board Position
WISTA USA Board Member
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
parker.harrison@crowley.com
Title
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Company
Crowley Maritime Corporation
Name
CHRISTINA LIVIAKIS GIANOPULOS
Board Position
WISTA USA Board Member
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
CHRISTINA@ASRNY.COM
Title
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Company
AMERICAN SHIP REPAIR (ASR)
Name
Laura Sherman
Board Position
WISTA USA Board Member
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
lsherman@register-iri.com
Title
Director, Marketing & Communications / Operations Technology Officer
Company
International Registries, Inc.
Name
Jillian Tobias
Board Position
WISTA USA Board Member
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
jillian@logonmediastrategies.com
Title
President
Company
LogOn Media Strategies

Leadership Team

Name
Eileen Molles
Board Position
Connecticut Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
emolles@eagleships.com
Title
Senior Operations Manager
Company
Eagle Bulk Shipping
Name
Kassandra Savicki
Board Position
Connecticut Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
kassandra.savicki@nortonrosefulbright.com
Title
Counsel
Company
Norton Rose Fulbright
Name
Cynthia Hudson
Board Position
Delaware River & Bay Area Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
cynthia.hudson@hudsonanalytix.com
Title
CEO
Company
HudsonAnalytix, Inc
Name
Lisa Reeves
Board Position
Delaware River & Bay Area Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
reeves@lawofsea.com
Title
Partner
Company
Reeves McEwing LLP
Name
Maija Marzougui
Board Position
Florida Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
maija_harju@hotmail.com
Title
Operations Manager
Company
Fassmer Technical Projects
Name
Anna Silva
Board Position
Florida Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
anna_silva3@yahoo.com
Title
Operations Supervisor
Company
Port Everglades
Name
Kirsten Buccigrossi
Board Position
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
kbuccigrossi@gmail.com
Title
Director, Marketing & Communications
Company
The Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard
Name
Judy Druskovich
Board Position
Great Lakes/Midwest Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
Jdruskovich@nmc.edu
Title
Admissions Specialist
Company
Great Lakes Maritime Academy
Name
Lauren Beagen
Board Position
New England Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
LaurenBeagenLaw@gmail.com
Title
Adjunct Professor
Company
Roger Williams University School of Law
Name
Lauren Lamm
Board Position
New England Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
lalamm91@outlook.com
Title
Marine Vessel Test Lead
Company
Sea Machines Robotics
Name
Barrett Rice
Board Position
New Orleans Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
brice@joneswalker.com
Title
Partner
Company
Jones Walker
Name
Lauren Bridges
Board Position
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
lbridges@liskow.com
Title
Attorney
Company
Liskow & Lewis
Name
Hara Gisholt
Board Position
New York/New Jersey Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
hara.gisholt@coreassurance.com
Title
Director, Maritime and Legal Affairs
Company
Core Assurance CR Marine
Name
Sarah Burroughs
Board Position
Pacific Northwest Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
sburroughs@hollandamericagroup.com
Title
Manager, Audit programs
Company
Holland America Group
Name
Molly Henry
Board Position
Pacific Northwest Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
mhenry@schwabe.com
Title
Shareholder
Company
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Name
Doreen Badeaux
Board Position
Texas Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
aosusa@sbcglobal.net
Title
Secretary General
Company
Apostleship of the Sea of the USA
Name
HALLIE PENDLETON
Board Position
Texas Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
hallie.pendleton@biehlco.com
Title
Strategic Planning
Company
BIEHL & CO
Name
Sarah Brennan
Board Position
DC Metro Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
Sarah.E.Brennan1@uscg.mil
Title
Commander
Company
United States Coast Guard
Name
Meredith Kirby
Board Position
DC Metro Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
mkirby@register-iri.com
Title
General Counsel
Company
International Registries, Inc.
Name
Sarah Sangmeister
Board Position
West Coast Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
SSANGMEISTER@PEACOCKPIPER.COM
Title
Managing Partner
Company
Peacock Piper Tong + Voss
Name
Alison Torbitt
Board Position
West Coast Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
atorbitt@nixonpeabody.com
Title
Partner
Company
Nixon Peabody LLP
Name
Alison Wilson
Board Position
West Coast Chapter Co-President
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
awilson@register-iri.com
Title
Senior International Counsel
Company
IRI/Marshall Islands Registry
Name
Norma Ray
Board Position
WISTA USA Membership Director
National WISTA Association
WISTA USA
Email
wistanorma@gmail.com
Title
Owner
Company
Looking Glass Maritime Event Planning

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