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Letter from the CMTS Chair

*Pursuant to 46 U.S.C. § 55502(c)(2), the Committee shall include as non-voting.

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Effective August 1, 2017, Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao designated RADM Mark Buzby (Maritime Administrator, MARAD) as Coordinating Board Chair through July 31, 2018.

  • RADM Mark H. Buzby (MARAD), Maritime Administrator
  • Mr. Michael Khouri, Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission
  • Deputy Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, US Department of Commerce
  • Administrator, Maritime Administration, US Department of Transportation
  • MG Donald (Ed) Jackson, Deputy Commanding General, Civil and Emergency Operations, US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Administrator, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, US Department of Transportation
  • Mr. Robert Kolasky, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, US Department of Treasury
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy for Veteran’s Employment and Training Services, US Department of Labor
  • Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, US Department of the Interior
  • RADM James Helis, Superintendent, US Merchant Marine Academy, Maritime Administration, US Department of Transportation
  • Ms. Pat Hu, Director, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, US Department of Transportation
  • RDML Timothy Gallaudet, Oceanographer of the Navy
  • Dr. Rebecca Lent, Executive Director, Marine Mammal Commission
  • Mr. Karl Simon, Director, Transportation and Climate Division, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Mr. Evan Bloom, Director, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, US Department of State
  • Mr. Steven Froehlich, Director, Office of Maritime and Land Security, Transportation Security Administration, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Ms. Maureen Smith, Director, Office of Supply Chain and Business Services Industry and Analysis, International Trade Administration, US Department of Commerce
  • Mr. Adalberto (Al) Lopez, Jr., Chief, Enterprise Readiness Center, Intermodal Programs Division, US Transportation Command, US Department of Defense
  • Ms. Carol Battershell, Deputy Director, Office of Policy, US Department of Energy
  • Mr. Arthur L. Neal, Jr., Deputy Administrator, Transportation and Marketing Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, US Department of Agriculture
  • CAPT James (Jim) Jenkins, Senior Maritime Safety and Security Advisor to the Secretary, US Department of Transportation
  • Mr. Brian Curtis, Deputy Director of Maritime Safety, National Transportation Safety Board
  • TBD, US Department of Justice
  • Ex Officio Members
  • Executive Director, Arctic Executive Steering Committee, White House
  • Dr. Deerin Babb-Brott, Executive Director, National Ocean Council, White House
  • CDR Rebecca Ore, Maritime Security Advisor, National Security Council, White House
  • Mr. David Connolly, Branch Chief for Transportation, Office of Management and Budget, White House
  • CAPT Harry Schmidt, Deputy Director, National Maritime Intelligence Integration Office, Department of Homeland Security

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Letter from the Executive Director, Executive Secretariat

Executive Director

  • Helen Brohl (CMTS)
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Senior Advisors

  • Patricia Mutschler (USACE)
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  • Heather Gilbert (NOAA)
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  • CAPT James Jenkins (USCG/OST)
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  • Supriti Jaya Ghosh (Bowhead LLC)
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  • Ali Mitchell (2017 John A. Knauss Sea Grant Fellow)
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  • Jacqueline “Jackee” Williams (Administrative Assistant and Outreach Coordinator)
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U.S. Army (Army)

U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Matt Chambers

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
David Schoeberlein

U.S. Department of Interior (DOI)
Randy Bowman

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Virginia Fox-Norse
Stanley Buzzell

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)
John Moran
Stacy Evans
Mary Hoang

International Trade Administration (ITA)
Russell Adise

U.S. Department of Justice (Justice)
Peter Frost

Maritime Administration (MARAD)

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Staci King

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Sasha Pryborowski
Gary Magnuson

US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Brian Tetreault
Pat Mutschler
Jeff Lillycrop
Julie Rosati
Kevin Knight

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Morgan Turrell
Jim Scheffer

Office of the General Council/U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
Mike Tien

Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST)
Kirsten Martin
Ryan Endorf

Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC)
Rebecca Spruill

U.S. Department of State (State)
Jon Burby

U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury)
Neal Stolleman

U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM)
Tom Parker

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Tanya Rawson

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
Jon Berkson
Dave Condino

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Brian McGregor

Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)
Jerry Smith

Office of Management and Budget (OMB - Transportation)
Lisa August

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Amy Stillings

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Ex Officio Member of All CMTS Subcommittees

Helen Brohl, CMTS Executive Director

US Arctic Marine Shipping
Ashley Chappel, NOAA
Alyson Azzara, MARAD
Mike Emerson, USCG
MTS Research and Development
Jeff Lillycrop, USACE
Todd Ripley, MARAD
Maritime Data
Doug McDonald, MARAD
Clint Padgett, USACE
Future of Navigation
Neil Weston, NOAA
CDR Justin Kimura, USCG
Brian Tetreault, USACE
Infrastructure Investment
James Jenkins, DOT
Pat Mutschler, USACE
Neal Stolleman, Treasury
Maritime Energy and Air Emissions Working Group
Zia Haq, DOE
Tom Thompson, MARAD
MTS Assessment Report
Helen Brohl, CMTS
CMTS Outreach
Jacqueline Williams, CMTS
MTS Resilience
Katherine Touzinsky, USACE
Joshua Murphy, NOAA
Audra Lusher, NOAA

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The CMTS is a Federal interagency coordinating committee directed by Congress and charter to improve the coordination of and make recommendations with regard to Federal policies that impact the MTS.