!PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION FOR OUR LUNCHEONS IS THE MARK CENTER HILTON (5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia, 22311)
Please join us for the next Chapter luncheon to be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Our keynote speaker will be Mr. Anthony Fisher, the Maritime Administration’s Deputy Associate Administrator for Commercial Sealift.
Anthony Fisher, a member of the Senior Executive Service, became the Maritime Administration’s Deputy Associate Administrator for Commercial Sealift in March of 2016.
In this capacity, Mr. Fisher provides leadership and oversight to the Office of Sealift Support, which includes the Maritime Security Program (MSP), the Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreements (VISA), the Vessel Transfer Program, and the Mariner Medals and Flag Programs; and to the Office of Cargo and Commercial Sealift, which administers Cargo Preference and oversees domestic shipping under the Jones Act.
Mr. Fisher comes to MARAD from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) where he developed transportation policy for the Agency’s food assistance programs. He previously served as the Congressional Liaison for President Obama’s Feed the Future initiative, and as a member of the Energy and Economic assistance Working Group (EEWG) responsible for negotiating the disablement of North Korea’s nuclear facilities and material nonproliferation efforts under the “Six-Party” diplomatic process.
Prior to joining USAID in 2005, Mr. Fisher represented U.S. and foreign government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private sector clients as a charterer’s broker, serving as an intermediary between cargo and vessel owners in the negotiation of ocean transportation contracts. A licensed merchant marine deck officer, Mr. Fisher has sailed onboard U.S.-flag container, roll-on / roll-off, breakbulk, and tanker vessels.
• Registration/Networking: 11:30 - 12:00
• Lunch/Key Note Speech/Q&A: 12:00 - 13:15
The room for this month's luncheon is the Arbors room located at the bottom of the escalator from the lobby. Please see this link for a map of the hotel's conference center and luncheon room. http://www3.hilton.com/resources/media/hi/DCAAHHF/pdf/DCAAH.Floorplans.May10.pdf
Parking: The Mark Center Hilton has a pay garage. The parking fee for luncheon attendees is $8. At luncheon check-in, please ask for the discounted $8 parking pass.