By Mark Edward Nero
Foss Maritime VP of HSQE & External Affairs Susan Hayman has been nominated to the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s Board of Visitors by President Barack Obama.
The visitors board, which is made up of Congressional representatives and Presidential appointees – including two alumni – provides oversight, advice and recommendations on matters relating to the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
The administrative post is for a term of two years, beginning at the beginning of each Congress.
Hayman, who began her career with Foss in 2006 as VP of HSQE, is a 1980 graduate of USMMA and a 1986 graduate of Harvard Business School. After several years of sea-going experience, she held various key management positions within the maritime industry. She was called to active duty in the US Navy in 2002.
In his official nomination of this and other key posts, President Obama said, "I am proud that such experienced and committed individuals have agreed to serve the American people in these important roles. I look forward to working with them."
The US Merchant Marine Academy is operated by the US Maritime Administration (MARAD), one of the modal agencies of the US Department of Transportation. The Academy educates and graduates licensed Merchant Marine officers,