Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Foss VP Receives Diversity Award

By Mark Edward Nero

Foss Maritime’s Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer, Lam Nguyen-Bull, has been named 2016 Diversity Champion by the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2016 Corporate Counsel Awards committee.

The annual awards honor attorneys who are helping drive business throughout the region, highlight outstanding work and emphasize the value the professionals bring to their organizations.

Nguyen-Bull’s award recognizes her for efforts in supporting diversity in the community, maritime industry and the legal profession.

Nguyen-Bull, who is based in Seattle, leads Foss Maritime’s Legal and Risk Management Group, providing counsel on legal issues and business strategies and practices. She also heads the company’s ethics and compliance programs that work to safeguard Foss’ values and reputation.

She came to Foss from parent company Saltchuk, where she served as Associate General Counsel and Compliance Officer.

“Lam’s dedication to inclusiveness and her involvement is impressive,” said Paul Stevens, President and Chief Executive Officer of Foss. “I’m glad to see her recognized for her tireless efforts and proud to have her on our executive team.”

“I’m flattered by the recognition,” Nguyen-Bull said. “This is such an honor for me, but the real recognition should go to the extraordinary mentors and programs I’ve had the benefit of working with. Here at Foss, I've been really lucky to be involved in the Saltchuk Women’s Leadership Initiative, a program personally sponsored by the three sisters who are Saltchuk’s majority shareholders and championed by senior executives from all around the Saltchuk companies.”