Kings Pointer — Spring 2013
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The LA/LB Chapter had a great February. We were honored to host RADM Helis and Jim Tobin '77 for two days as part of a West Coast tour. As usual, members of the chapter stepped up in a big way to put hands and feet to our Acta Non Verba motto. The Admiral was able to visit the merchant marine memorial and the maritime museum in San Pedro. John Pitts and Mary Francis Trivelli, great friends to the academy, honored us by leading a personal tour. Captain Jennifer Williams '90, Deputy Sector Commander of Coast Guard Sector LA/LB, provided a briefing of the great work being done by Kings Pointers and everyone in her command. Following the briefing, Capt. Williams took the admiral out for a tour of the Long Beach harbor in one of their patrol boats. Captain James Jenkins, Sector Commander of Coast Guard Sector LA/LB, Jim Tobin '77, LT(jg) Ben Lyons '09, along with LT John Downing '02 and LT Peter Bizzaro '07 from Coast Guard Sector San Diego, joined us for the amazing ride.

Joe Walsh '83, of Keesal, Young and Logan in LB, graciously opened up their banquet hall for us. It was an amazing venue and everyone enjoyed both the food and camaraderie! The chapter, including parents of current midshipmen, was able to meet and speak with the admiral. Following the dinner, we were able to hear from Jim Tobin '77 and RADM Helis regarding both the present state of affairs of the academy and the progression of plans for the academy's future. RADM Helis was also kind enough to field some questions posed by the chapter. David Arsenault '86 provided the admiral with an impressive briefing and tour of California United Terminal container (CUT). Jim Dillman '86 provided an excellent briefing of MetroPorts bulk material handling operations at their corporate headquarters.

The chapter was privileged to have the admiral attend a lunch honoring all of our alumni who sailed during the '40s. It was great to see so many come out; it was even better that we had the admiral there to convey a heartfelt thanks and well done from all of us who are beneficiaries of their legacy and sacrifice. – Matt Hartzell '94

CA – San Diego The San Diego Chapter hosted RADM Helis on Friday, February 15, 2013 during his West Coast visit. The Superintendent was briefed by Fred Harris, NASSCO President, on the state of shipbuilding and the future of the industry in the US. Peter Garofalo '05 conducted a shipyard tour, on a beautiful 80-degree February day. This was followed by a tour aboard USNS Montford Point (MLP 1) led by the director of ships management Treavor Callum KP '89 where the admiral was greeted by a contingent of Kings Pointers employed at NASSCO shipyard.

Our superintendent then met for a luncheon with leaders of the port of San Diego, namely Aimee Heim '98 and Stan Westover '68. Ron Popham, Assistant VP, Industry & Trade Relations Port of San Diego, then guided a tour of Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal and the National City Marine Terminal operated by Pasha Automotive.

The San Diego Chapter was hosted for dinner by Tom Baumann '04 at his family restaurant, Bali Hai. We had a record turnout for the Superintendent, who had time to discuss the state of the academy and answer our questions. The admiral was then swept off to the airport to return home that night on the redeye to snow glistened JFK airport.

May 17 is our next golf outing; check-in 12 p.m., shot gun start at 1 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Reservations and $80 payment are due by May 3, 2013. For more information, please email Stan Westover at stanleywestover@cox.net.

To contact the chapter, please call or email Mike Sheahan '03 at 619-985-3328 or alumni@kpsd.info. – Mike Sheahan '03

The San Francisco Chapter hosted a meeting with Maritime Administrator David Matsuda on October 11, 2012 at the Marine's Memorial Club and Hotel in San Francisco. There were 10 San Francisco Chapter members in attendance. The meeting was requested by Mr. Matsuda on an informal basis to obtain input about the Academy from the local alumni chapter. Alumni attended the meeting from various classes, with good discussions amongst the attendees and Mr. Matsuda. We all thank both Mr. Matsuda and Eric Lindberg '94 (Chapter President) for arranging this meeting.

CA – San Francisco The San Francisco Chapter has had a great start for 2013. Meetings are now planned for both sides of the Bay in an effort to make the meeting locations more accessible to the members working in the East Bay area. Meetings are planned to alternate between the SS Jeremiah O'Brien (San Francisco) and the SS Red Oak Victory in Richmond, CA.

An excellent alumni meeting was held on the historic Liberty ship SS Red Oak Victory in Richmond, CA on January 8, 2013. A total of 12 Kings Point alumni and 1 Cal Maritime alumni guest were in attendance. The major announcement from the meeting was that one of our members, Capt. Pat Maloney '74, has been appointed as executive director of the Jeremiah O'Brien National Liberty Ship Memorial. Congratulations to Capt. Maloney in anticipation of a job well done!

Also discussed was the upcoming visit from Admiral Helis to the San Francisco Bay area on February 12, 2013. Admiral Helis will attend the monthly alumni meeting on the Jeremiah O'Brien and address the local alumni chapter. Admiral Helis will also meet with a smaller group of alumni at the Marine Memorial Hotel on the evening of February 12, 2013 to discuss local concerns and ideas for the future of the Academy.

Bob Featherer '68 discussed the upcoming fall Blue and Gray Golf tournament. This year the tournament will not coincide with Fleet Week and the traditional Blue Angels flyover during your backswing. Due to scheduling conflicts with the rescheduling of the New Orleans Workboat show, the San Francisco Blue and Gray tournament will be moved to September 16, 2013.

Admiral Helis and Alumni Association and Foundation President Jim Tobin '77 visited with the San Francisco chapter on February 12, 2013. Admiral Helis addressed the group at a luncheon meeting aboard the SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and later met with a smaller group of alumni for a social hour and dinner at the Marine Memorial Hotel in San Francisco. We truly appreciate the opportunity to meet with both Admiral Helis and Jim Tobin '77 to discuss concerns and share ideas for the continuing betterment of Kings Point. – Herb Forthuber '77

DC – KP Club of Washington, DC

On December 23, 2012, the Kings Point Club of Washington, DC (KPWDC) enjoyed a festive Holiday Brunch at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA. Alumni, parents, and midshipmen enjoyed our speaker Rear Admiral Mark Buzby '79, Commander, Military Sealift Command. The event ended with Captain Robert M. Marshall '51 presenting Admiral Buzby with the 2012 Acta Non Verba Award (Robert M. Marshall Award) – In grateful appreciation of those individuals who have shown tireless and unselfish efforts to the Kings Point Club of Washington.

On January 20, 2013, the KPWDC hosted 200 midshipmen and more then 100 alumni, parents, and friends of the USMMA at the USNA Alumni Hall for a 2013 Presidential Inaugural Reception. David Matsuda, Maritime Administrator, expressed to the midshipmen the pride all in the room shared in their continued service (witnessed after Sandy) and in representing us all in the inaugural parade. The Administrator was joined by Paul "Chip" Jaenichen, the new Deputy Maritime Administrator, and John Hussey, Special Assistant to Maritime Administrator.

During the event, Rear Admiral Mark Buzby '79 lead the room in an inspirational rendition of Heave Ho. With the help of Robert Marshall '51, Robert Butterworth '67, Roy Rogers '71, Steve Blust '71, Eileen Roberson '80, Owen Doherty '81, Erin Gant '83, Justin Harts '98, Melissa Mejias '08 and many other alumni, parents and friends, we surely rocked the halls of the USNA. The evening ended with Midshipman Daniel Galginaitis '13, Regimental Commander, leading the room in our Alma Mater. A great evening!

The KPWDC alumni had the distinct honor and pleasure to have Deputy Maritime Administrator CAPT Paul "Chip" N. Jaenichen, Sr. address us at our February luncheon. In attendance were five Alumni Association and Foundation Directors: Thomas W. Harrelson '66, Gary Gilbert '71, Eric Mensing '81, Eileen D. Roberson '80, and Robert Smith '92; as well as, Albert J. Herberger '55, Vice Admiral USN retired and former Maritime Administrator, Steven R. Blust '71, former Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission, and Captain Lee A. Kincaid '77, President of the American Maritime Congress. Chip provided us with a comprehensive overview of how important the Administration, Department of Transportation and MARAD views Kings Point and the Maritime Industry to our Nation's Security. To that end, he shared the ongoing capital improvements being accomplished and planned for the Academy, including a slide presentation of progress to date. Thanks to Dave Gardy '80, CEO of TV Worldwide the event was memorialized – the video can be viewed at http://kp-wdc.org. – Dan Turissini '81

FL – Jacksonville

On February 28, 2013, the chapter alongside the Alumni Association and Foundation (AAF) held a banquet to honor the Crowley Corporation and Mr. Thomas B. Crowley, Jr. at the University Club in downtown Jacksonville, FL. Jack Smith, President of the Jacksonville Chapter and Scott O'Connor, AAF Board, hosted the event (see page 33 for more details).

On Friday, March 1, 2013 the MARAD Executive Director, Mr. Joel Szabat toured the T/V Kings Pointer as she lay alongside the North Florida Shipyard facility in downtown Jacksonville. Mr. Szabat was given an inside and outside tour of the vessel and observed the progress of shipyard work being done to upgrade the vessel's systems to CFR and USCG standards for certification as a training vessel. Gene Alley and Joe Cotter took the time to showcase the vessel's bridge and its electronic dynamic positioning (station keeping) control systems, fire control systems and navigation equipment. Upgrade work in the Galley and the staterooms for cadets, as well as that in the engineering spaces was also shown. Work is expected to continue through the spring. Gene and Joe also conducted a walking tour of the North Florida yard, in particular the 600-ton traveling lift that the yard acquired recently with DOT grant money. After departing the Kings Pointer by pilot boat, the group motored down river observing the various terminal facilities in the Port of Jacksonville, including the Crowley Maritime ones. Capt. Kavanaugh '98 and Capt. O'Connor '83 were able to impart their local knowledge and give Mr. Szabat insight to several of Jaxport's facility upgrades and navigation projects currently in progress. – Scott O'Connor '83

GA – North Georgia

On December 15, 2012 the chapter was represented at two Wreaths Across America ceremonies in North Georgia. John Palmer '84 placed the Merchant Marine wreath during the event at the National Cemetery in Marietta and Bill Holyoak '59 placed the Merchant Marine Wreath during ceremonies at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. Of the over 18,000 buried in the Marietta National Cemetery at Marietta, GA, there are representatives from every major campaign from the Revolutionary War to Afghanistan, included among them are Merchant Mariners under USNR status. The goal of the organizers of the Marietta ceremony is to one day be able to place a wreath at all 18,750+ graves sites on the property. During the ceremonies at the Canton cemetery, wreaths were laid on all 4,400 gravesites. – Bruce Howie '65

GA – Savannah

The Savannah Chapter held its third annual Oyster Roast on March 1, 2013 at Jennifer and Craig Maggioni's house on Wilmington Island. The Chapter hosted Jim Tobin '77 on his southern campaign and Pete Racket '61, visiting from the SACC held here in Savannah. The weather could not have been better and the stories flowed. Craig Maggioni '06 brought out his pocket canon, but alas, Murphy reared his ugly head and yielded a fouled canon. Good thing the Superintendent didn't show, because Craig and Casey Dexter '04 would have been standing mast at 0800 Saturday morning. We are looking forward to next year's event, but periodically get together for drinks, dinner, or lunch. If you are in the area, please shoot me a message. – Jason Ball '98

IL – Chicago

Greetings from the Chicago Chapter. Last year was a busy one, taking several trips on the training vessel Manatra for our members, and reaching out to our local group with current events and calls. We ended 2012 with a wonderful All Academy Ball in Naperville, hosted by the local KP parents group, with a spirited speech by Chris Rentner '05. In order to help the KP Alumni effort in general, we have local activities to support or join:

Support recruiting and awareness: Jules Traut '61 and local parents organizations continue to support this effort. Additional involvement is requested from the local membership for college fairs and selection committees.

Network in area business: Come to one of the monthly gatherings and network, regardless of the current industry you are in. Drop me a line, or give me information to pass on to our local members. Job tips and placement help is always appreciated, and when we look through local channels in our membership, it helps our mission.

Come visit the Manatra: Several active alums are also volunteers in the T/V Manatra, a former Annapolis YP now used for the Sea Cadet Program. Mike Vogt '92 is currently updating the website (visit it at http://yp671.tripod.com/). Warren Marwedel '66 is president of the non-profit organization, and continues to be indispensable with his guidance. Please visit the website for more information.

If you are in the Chicagoland area, please email tmacd41@rocketmail.com to receive emails and update your information with the AAF. We hold irregular gatherings, typically meeting on the third Tuesday of the month, at 6 p.m., at Boston Blackies in downtown Chicago. If you would be interested in attending, please let me know. My phone number is 630-219-4359. – Tom MacDonald '90

ME – Maine

The Maine chapter held their quarterly meeting on January 15, 2013 at the International Marine Terminal in Portland. We would like to thank our host, Patrick Arnold '03 for allowing us to use his new terminal building. We had representation from the class of 1947 to the class of 2009. A strong shipyard group came down from BIW including Meaghan Foster '09, Pete McCann '09, and Matt Dolby '08. Tim Cole '94 who works at PNSY was also in attendance. Other attendees included Bill Shannon '61, a practicing lawyer in Portland, Captain Earl Walker '58, who was down from Southport, Gene Story '47, and Patrick Arnold '03. Our newest "Mainer" is LT Janna Ott '03, who recently transferred to Portland, ME from New Orleans. Janna has also been stationed in the other Portland during her USCG career prior to arriving in Maine.

The group was informed that the USMMAAAF has approved the chapter's charter request that was submitted back in the fall of 2012. Pete Rackett '61 will present the Chapter Charter at the summer picnic. Plans were made to have a representative attend the Service Academy Night, April 9, in Bangor. The location for the summer picnic was chosen. It will be on June 22, 2013 at noon in Cape Elizabeth at Fort Williams Park. All Maine alumni and their families, current Maine KP cadets and plebe candidates for the class of 2017 are welcomed to attend. We are still trying to get a current mailing list of all Maine alumni living or working in the state. If you have not received emails from us, please email your contact information to our chapter email address usmmaaamainechapter@gmail. Our next meeting will be April 9, 2013 at 6 p.m. in Portland at the International Marine Terminal. Plans will be discussed for the picnic. We look forward to seeing many of you at the summer picnic June 22, 2013. – John Murphy '87

NC – Tar Heel

The 19th Annual Kings Point Golf Classic was held from October 27, 2012 to November 2, 2012 at Ocean Isle Beach, NC. About 70 alumni and friends participated. The 20th Annual Kings Point Golf Classic will be from October 27 to November 1. Questions can be directed to Bob Igoe '47 at 910- 579-7962 or igoe@atmc.net. – Dick Schwender '61

NY – Mid-Hudson The Mid-Hudson Chapter held their quarterly meeting on December 12, 2012 at Casa Rina's restaurant in Thornwood, NY. Approximately 20 members and guests attended the meeting. Guest Speaker was the Commandant, Captain John "Jay" Kennedy. Captain Kennedy provided an overview of the capital projects in progress at the Academy and a general overview of the Regiment of Midshipmen. The next Mid-Hudson chapter meeting is scheduled for March 13 at Casa Rina's in Thornwood, NY. Guest Speaker is tentatively the USMMA superintendent, RADM Jim Helis. – Bob Penny '77

Upcoming events:

1. Second Annual Maritime Day on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

2. Annual Hudson River Cruise on June 6,2013 from West Point

3. Annual Golf Outing and Fundraiser on July 1, 2013 at the West Point Golf Course

OR – Portland

On December 14, 2012, the chapter held a West Coast Christmas Party at Joe's Crab Shack in Vancouver, WA with lots of seafood instead of turkey. It was a memorable event with a Christmas present exchange, mystery Santa surprises, raffle items including a classic, iconic and nautical "Cutty Shark" model contributed by Paul McLinn '93. Tom Councell '51, happy big prizewinner of the $50 coupon from restaurant.com went home to Wilsonville, OR with smiles and his wife's plans for a dinner out. Paul and wife, Monica, and daughters Alejandra and Eva led the Christmas Carols with appropriate maestro gestures and volume and John Torjusten '79, Columbia River Pilot, "played fiddle" and survived our audible indulgences while Wayne Torjusten '74 sang bass. It was an event that will be recalled in Christmases of the future, especially due to Captain Steve Ford '70 on "Five Golden Rings." Back to work at the January 19 meeting.

On January 19, 2013, Ron Bernhart '75 and wife Sharen made a warm entrance and, during dinner, extended their hospitality to invite the KP Club summer picnic to their lakeside resort. After discussing chapter attendance concerns and future admin decisions, in recognition of his devout monthly KP Chapter meeting attendance, Paul McLinn '93 was awarded a beautiful container of vintage 30-year-old Rhum. Ernie Zumbrunnen '47 received a to/ from shipmate lift from Paul McLinn '93. From the raffle, Ernie took home a $25 dinner voucher for the Amadeus restaurant in Portland. Three other lucky raffle winners Paul McLinn '93, Ron Bernhart '75, and Howard Foreman '79 received vouchers for a two-night/three-day vacation getaway (Retail: $120). "Chief" Howard Foreman was last seen leaving the meeting with a big smile and his raffle win.

The chapter held its next meeting on February 16, 2013 at Joe's Crab Shack in Vancouver, WA. Raffle ticket drawings included $25 voucher at 4 Caminos Mexican Restaurant, $25 Macy's Card, jewelry, fish, tie, and other "swag." The February Chapter Recruitment Award was awarded to Mike Dorthalina '77. – Captain Steve Ford '70

PA – Pittsburgh

The Steel City Chapter now has a Facebook page! Like us at "Steel City Chapter Of Kings Point Alumni."

Our Chapter is preparing to host tables and present at two upcoming Academy informational events. The first will be April 13, 2013 at Congressman Tim Murphy's (PA- 18) Academy Information Day at Chartiers Valley High School. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and will feature speakers and information on each of the service Academies. The second event is on April 17, 2013 at Seneca Valley Senior high School in Harmony, PA for their College and Career Fair.

USMMA has been represented at both events in the past and we are continuing our mission of supporting the Academy and Telling America about our US Merchant Marine. If you know of any interested high school students in the area, please encourage them to attend one of these events. Pennsylvania continues to be well represented in incoming Academy Appointees.

The Chapter is also beginning to plan a plebe welcome event to take place in the spring. – Sean Ritchie '92

Singapore

The Singapore chapter continues to enjoy significant growth with over 30 members, and we are always welcoming alumni that are in town for their Navy AT, in a shipyard, on a ship, in town on business, or passing through on vacation.

We held our first Christmas BBQ, which was well attended, and a great time had by all. Next up for the chapter is our Chinese New Year celebration and gettogether.

We continue to look forward to having all Kings Pointers join us for our monthly meetings. – Benson Peretti '04

On December 15, 2012 the Chattanooga Chapter participated in the Wreaths Across America Ceremony at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Charles Dammann '61 presented the wreath honoring the Merchant Marine, speaking on behalf of the Sons of the American Revolution. – Mike Connors '81

CDR. Lynn Church '89 USNR, Charles Dammann '61, Mike Connors '81, Hannah and Benjamin (Charles' grandchildren), and several members of the Signal Mountain Sea Cadets

VA – Hampton Roads The Hampton Roads Chapter has begun to plan events for 2013. Mark your calendars for a Norfolk Tides patio party baseball game on July 13. More info will be sent out in June. Shane Dowling '89, President and COO of the McHenry Management Group, hosted a gathering of alumni at his company's box at the Old Dominion University vs. William and Mary basketball game on February 16, 2013. All had fun and good food. We are currently looking for alumni to take on leadership positions in the Hampton Roads Chapter. Please contact Rob McDermott '96 at robm4169@aol.com if you are interested in getting involved. – Rob McDermott '96

WA – Puget Sound

The Puget Sound Chapter didn't let a wet winter keep us from staying busy. Events included Wreaths Across America, the Holiday cruise on the historic S/S Virginia V, the All Service Academy Ball, our monthly 3rd Monday Team Movement socials, and finally our enormously successful dinner with guest speakers USMMA Superintendent Jim Helis and USMMA-AAF President Jim Tobin '77.

The Holiday Cruise on the S/S Virginia V took us underway from her mooring at the Historic Ships Pier on South Lake Union, across the Lake, to then standby at the entrance to the Portage Bay Reach. A delicious buffet dinner was served on board. From our station at the entrance to the Reach, we had the perfect vantage point to watch the grand finale Holiday Parade of Ships. Dozens of vessels sailed by, all festively decorated in Holiday lights. We left the Reach and joined all of the ships off of Gas Works Park, where we listened to live Christmas Carols being sung across the water. It was a perfect evening underway!

The All Service Academy Ball followed at the end of December at the Marriott Hotel on the Seattle waterfront. Hosted once again by the Naval Academy Parents Club, it was a wonderful formal affair. This year M/N Sean Higgins '15 represented Kings Point. M/N Higgins' parents Captain Kyle Higgins '96 and wife Dona were in attendance as well as Diane Wood (Adam Wood '14) and Connie Buhl '81.

WA – Puget Sound

On February 11, over 100 Kings Pointers, family, and friends gathered at the Harbor Club to welcome the new Academy Superintendent, RADM Jim Helis, USMS and AAF President Jim Tobin '77. The two spent the day before the dinner meeting with several maritime industry companies in the Seattle area, with the goal of introducing the Superintendent to leaders in the local maritime industry, gain an education about those industries, and learn how Kings Point plays a role to those industries. The day began with breakfast at the Salmon Bay Cafe in Ballard (a working waterfront favorite). Rick Brown '80 then hosted us at Trident Seafoods where we met with Rick (Engineering Manager) and other senior management to learn about the fishing industry and discuss opportunities for Kings Pointers both as interns and cadets and then as mates and engineers. We followed that with a visit to Elliott Bay Design Group where Brian King '81 (VP of Engineering and principal) showed us the sophisticated methods EBDG uses to design vessels. Jon Kjaerulff '83 (owner, Fremont Maritime) hosted us on a tour of his company's facilities where they offer all types of safety courses and training.

Vigor Industrial's Dave Whitcomb '95 (COO) and Chris Morgan '95 (VP of Vigor's US Fab division) gave a terrific tour of Vigor's Harbor Island shipyard, including a hardhat tour of one of the new Washington State ferries under construction. It was great to be able to see firsthand what a ship looks like when she is still being outfitted. Our final stop was with Steve Scalzo '70, COO of Foss Marine Holdings, and John Parrott '86, President of Totem Ocean Trailer Express. Steve and John were able to present an excellent overview of the inland industry and blue water industry respectively, including their ideas of how Kings Point can enhance its curriculum and training to match what is happening in industry.

Following that very full day, Superintendent Helis and Jim Tobin attended the dinner at the Harbor Club. The Superintendent presented an update of what is happening at the Academy while Jim Tobin updated everyone with the great news occurring with the Alumni Association and Foundation. Superintendent Helis was presented with a plaque from the Chapter and Jim Tobin was presented with a NW Seafood basket. We are very appreciative that both of these gentlemen who are so important to the success of Kings Point were able to come to the Northwest to speak with us.

The Chapter continues to have a monthly drop-in social, our "3rd Monday Team Movement," at McCormick & Schmicks Harborside on Lake Union every 3rd Monday at 5:30 p.m. Please join us at these and other events.

2013 dues ($25/year) are due. Please send a check made out to "USMMAAA-PSC" to Treasurer Jim van der Veen, 5955 145th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006. For information about the chapter, please contact Chapter President Connie Buhl '81 at usmmaaa.pugetsound@gmail.com or call 206- 605-4685. – Connie Buhl '81

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Blue (Chartered) Chapters

AL Mobile Shane Nolen '93 snolenkp93@gmail.com
AZ Arizona Carl Dingler '63 usmmaaaarizona@gmail.com
CA LA/Long Beach Matt Hartzell '94 president.la@kpalumni.com
CA San Diego Michael Sheahan '03 alumni@kpsd.info
CA Santa Barbara Kenneth Fidyk '71 fidyk@verizon.net
CA San Francisco Eric Lindberg '94 ericlindber@gmail.com
CO Colorado Edsel Truett '76 ed.truett@comcast.net
CT CT Shoreline Chris Gugliotta '05 gugsjoel@aol.com

CT Southern CT Chris Switzer '81 cs@spimarineusa.com
DC KP Club of Wash., DC Daniel Turissini '81 turissd@orc.com
DE Delaware Shore Timothy Sumner '66 tsumner66@verizon.net
FL Jacksonville Jack Smith '77 usmmaaa.jaxchapter@gmail.com
FL Pensacola Craig Pepoon '92 cpepoon@yahoo.com
FL Space Coast Geoff Pletcher '86 swasurfdog@yahoo.com
FL Tampa Sam Higginbottom '05 shigginbottom@gmail.com
FL South Florida Jack Mylott '86 jfmylott@yahoo.com

FL Southwest Florida Kenneth Mueller '98 usmma.fort.myers@gmail.com
GA North Georgia Bruce Howie '65 howies2@bellsouth.net
GA Savannah Jason Ball '98 jball@moffattnichol.com
HI Honolulu Jed Comerford '86 comerford@mac.com
HI Island of Hawaii Gordon Inouye '65 makuleman@aol.com
IL Chicago Tom MacDonald '90 tmacd001@gmail.com
LA New Orleans Ron Campana '71 kpnolachapter@gmail.com
MA Boston Jeffrey King '86 jeffrey.king@klgates.com

MD Chesapeake Gary Hicks '76 kpchesapeake@comcast.net
ME Maine John Murphy '87 usmmaaamainechapter@gmail.com
MI Detroit Martin Crandall '69 ckelargo@aol.com
MO St. Louis Josh Hunt '04 joshua.morgan.hunt@gmail.com
MS Gulf Coast Patrick Keene '62 wpk1@aol.com
NC Tar Heel Chris Newton '90 cnewton@live.com
NJ Central NJ Brian Cody '88 brian.cody@lpl.com
NJ Southern Shore Edward Erne '53 edward.erne@comcast.net

NY Central NY Rich Roche '81 rich@diplomatglobal.com
NY Long Island Thomas Vaughn '75 tvaughn@optonline.net
NY Mid-Hudson Emil Muccin '79 muccine@usmma.edu
NY NYC KP Ringknocker Tom Clune '92 tclune@gaic.com
NY Port of New York (PONY) James Power '94 james.power@hklaw.com
NY Mohawk-Hudson Valley Gerard Havasy '65 gfhavasy@yahoo.com
OH NE Ohio Lorne Thomas '81 thomaslw@aol.com
OR Portland Stephen Ford '78 usmmaaa.columbiariver@gmail.com

PA Philadelphia Frank DeGiulio '79 FPD@pbh.com
PA Pittsburgh Sean Ritchie '92 sean.ritchie@bayer.com
PA South Central PA Edward Schwarz '00 edschwarz52@comcast.net
PAN Panama Raul De St Malo '97 rstmalo32@hotmail.com
RI Rhode Island
ROP Philippines Alvin Tormon '95
SC Charleston Larry Trace '87 lar-mel@comcast.net
SNG Singapore Benson Peretti '04 benson.peretti@liscr.sg
TX Dallas Evan Troop '09 evan.troop@yahoo.com
TX Houston William Briggs '96 bill.briggs@conocophillips.com
TX San Antonio Sigmund Alexander '50 sigmundalexander@sbcglobal.net
TX Capital of Texas Patrick Manning '91 patrickfmanning@hotmail.com
VA Hampton Roads Rob McDermott '96 robm4169@aol.com
VA Richmond Marvin Wilson '67 marv.wilson67@gmail.com
VA Virginia Piedmont Connie English '86 EnglishC@darden.virginia.edu
WA Puget Sound Connie Buhl '81 usmmaaa.pugetsound@gmail.com

Gray (In Development) Chapters

ABC Alberta British Columbia Harry Harker '69 1stPrinciples.Harker@gmail.com
AK Alaska Jed Dixon '81 jeddixon@gci.net
AL Alabama North Zack Chapman '99 zack.chapman@gmail.com
AR Arkansas Douglas Waldman '83 doug@superlinen.com
AUS Australia Walter Purio '78 wpurio@deloitte.com.au
BAH Bahrain Conrad Calpito '01 cgcal7@gmail.com
CA Monterey Peninsula Jack Gelke '55 usmmakp@aol.com
CHI China Steven Grotsky '06 steven.grotsky@gmail.com
DE Port of Wilmington Joseph Wrinn '02 jwrinn@LCE.com
DJI Dhibouti Bruce Garrott '83 bdgaviator@bellsouth.net

FL Central Florida Tom Tollefsen '60 tstollefsen@yahoo.com
FL Miami-Dade Jack Fernandez '72 shippilot@aol.com
FL Orlando Mike Judith '78 mjudith@kporlando.com
FL Tallahassee Patrick Paddack '89 paddack_pat@bah.com
FRA France (Marseilles) Mauricio Bonilla '81 bonilla.basset@orange.fr
GER Germany Jaime Tetrault '90 tetrault_jaime@cat.com
GU Guam & Micronesia Hugh Healey '94
HON Hong Kong Hans Bean '93 hansbean@hotmail.com
IA Iowa Robert Berger '76 bob.berger@emerson.com
ID Idaho Stuart Backstatter '74 usmmakpid@usmmakpidaho.com

IL Central Illinois Jeremy DeHaai '94 jeremydehaai@gmail.com
IN Indianapolis Amanda McNanley '08
IN North Indiana Jeff Williams '87 jwilliams1964@comcast.net
IN South Indiana Jeff Hurley '93 j.hurley@insightbb.com
ITN Italy (Naples) Kathleen Pavrini '01 kdipietropolo@hotmail.com
JPO Japan (Okinawa) Bill Ellis '90 ellis-william@sbcglobal.net
JPT Japan (Tokyo) Jonathan Twiford '02 jon.twiford@gmail.com
KOB Korea (Busan) Fred Ebers '75 fleb@gl-group.com
KOG Korea (Geoje) Keegan Plaskon '01 kplaskon@eagle.org
KS Kansas Gary Saunders '76 glsaunders2002@yahoo.com
KY Kentucky Ed Quinn '94 edquinn3@gmail.com

MAL Malaysia Fritz Klausner '62 Klausnersva@aol.com
MI West Michigan David Pray '77 praydj@yahoo.com
MN Minnesota Daniel McMillan '85 dan.mcmillan@swagelok.com
MO Missouri West Zeke Fairbank '81 zfairbank@aenergyco.com
MS Jackson Ben Wise '89 bzwise@gmail.com
MT Montana Jack Sands '69 jacksands0730@gmail.com
ND North Dakota Jonathan Fugleberg '85 fuglebergj@yahoo.com
NE Nebraska Steve Bors '80 stevebors@neb.rr.com
NH New Hampshire William Riehl '82 bill.riehl@dartmouth.edu
NM New Mexico Melony Smith '03 kaymelony@gmail.com

NOR Norway John Acomb '73 jacomb@eagle.org
NTH Netherlands Bert Olderhuis '67 oldenhuis.bert@gmail.com
NV Nevada Todd Elwardt '91 trelwardt@msn.com
NY Buffalo Jim Willett '82 jwillett@cataractsteel.com
NY Rochester Tom Schamerhorn '81 kingspoint81@msn.com
OH Central Ohio Robert Cooper '77 rhcooperjr@rhcooperandcompany.com
OH Cincinnati Brandon Larson '94 blarson94@gmail.com
OK Oklahoma Mike McClintock '92 michael.mcclintock@mcafeetaft.com
OMN Oman Peter Ford '94 peter.ford@salalahport.com

PA Erie Hyung Kim '88 hgkim99@hotmail.com
PA Northeast PA Steve Dalton '81 daltonsrbr@aol.com
PRO Puerto Rico Ian Stevenson '98 ian@normahfreight.com
QUE Quebec (Montreal) Shawn Dohring '89 dohrings@yahoo.com
SAU Saudi Arabia Matt MacDonald '81 mrmopr@aol.com
SD South Dakota Jonathan Fugleberg '85 fuglebergj@yahoo.com
SWT Switzerland Jeffrey DeJonge '97 jdejonge@lycos.com
THA Thailand Robert Murphy '70 rmmariner@yahoo.com
TN Chattanooga Mike Connors '81 connorsmp@aol.com
TN East TN Volunteer Scott Forester '95 scott.forester@gmail.com
TN Memphis Jim Pacileo '77 jim@shipnetservices.com

TN Nashville Michael Kice '72 mikekice@gmail.com
TX Golden Triangle Ian Hunter '97 ihunter@eagle.org
TX Galveston Bay John Peterlin '76 captjgpeterlin@gmail.com
TX South Texas Wesley Winchester '05 wesley.winchester@signetmaritime.com
UAE UAE (AbuDhabi-Dubai) Rex Gundle '83 rex.gundle@gmail.com
UK London (UK) Allison Bennett '03 kingspointlondon@gmail.com
UT Utah Jon Nix '92 jonnix@chnix.com
VIS Virgin Islands Andrew Simpson '82 asimpson@coralbrief.com
VT Vermont Andrew Boutin '96 andy.boutin@pellergy.com
WA Washington East Mike Sheridan '82 usmma82@charter.net

WI Wisconsin Brian LaRue '01 blarue@fedmar.com
WV West Virginia John Whiteley '72 whiteley@mctc.edu
WY Wyoming Guy Padgett '69 guypad@bresnan.net
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