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Juris Doctor, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Bachlor of Arts, Economics, Drew University, Madison, NJ


  • Selected as a Leader in the Field of Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (National) by Chambers USA for 2011 and 2012.
  • Member of the Bars of Virginia, District of Columbia, and U. S. Supreme Court.
  • Secretary and Member, Board of Directors, North American Marine Environment Protection Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Lu Young Children’s Fund.
  • Member, Board of Directors, U.S. Naval Institute (Counsel) until 2013.
  • Member, National Board of Trustees, U.S. Coast Guard Foundation.
  • Member, Industry Advisory Board, North American Marine Ministry Association.
  • Member, Omicron Delta Epsilon (International Economics Honor Society).
  • Volunteer, Miriam’s Kitchen (social service organization for the DC homeless).
  • Member of governing Session (elder), Western Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC.
  • Chair, Representative Don Young Alaskan Heritage Committee.
  • Awarded the Professional Lobbying Certificate by the American League of Lobbyists.
  • Medals and awards for service in the U. S. Coast Guard include Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal; Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit; Coast Guard Commendation Medal; Coast Guard Achievement Medal; Coast Guard Commandant’s Letter of Commendation; Coast Guard Unit Commendation; Coast Guard Meritorious Team; National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; and Marine Safety Insignia for professional accomplishment in the Coast Guard marine safety and environmental response program. (See Background & Experience page above for military service.)
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