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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 FL Chapter Planning Meeting

Florida Chapter meeting at Resolve Academy.  This will be the plenary meeting so bring your ideas and suggestions for the 2019 calendar.  We will also begin collecting […]

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WISTA USA Texas Chapter – Chapter Meeting

WISTA Texas member, Andrea LaVorgna, of Greater Houston Port Bureau has offered to host us at her offices.  Andrea has arranged for Captain Diehl talk to us […]

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WISTA USA NE Chapter – Black Whale Seafood & Raw Bar, New Bedford

February 28, Black Whale Seafood & Raw Bar, New Bedford – http://www.theblackwhale.com/ – RSVP to Elizabeth by February 25th so we have an idea on head count. […]

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WISTA USA NY/NJ Chapter – Meet & Greet @ Cargill

On Thursday, March 7th, from 12pm-2pm, Cargill would like to invite you for a “Meet and Greet” over lunch in their Teaneck, New Jersey office.  Ms. Carleen […]

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ABA TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee Conference: Admiralty Disruption

We look forward to welcoming you to the very first ABA TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee Conference, March 22-23, 2019 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, […]

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WISTA USA NE Chapter – MMA Salute to the Mariner of the Year

2019 Salute to Maritime Person of the Year Honoring William R. Gallagher President, International Registries, Inc. April 1, 2019 The Plaza Hotel 770 Fifth Avenue, New York […]

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WISTA USA’s 14th Annual Luncheon at CMA

Save the date for WISTA USA’s 14th Annual Luncheon at CMA – April 2, 2019 CMA’s Shipping 2019 is set for April 2-4, 2019 in Stamford,CT. This […]

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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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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

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.

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