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  • 2014 AB report to S-1 | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    Superintendent Capital Improvements Human Resources Information Technology Public Works Procurement Public Safety Academic Dean Meet the Dean Assistant Dean for Academic Programs Assistant Dean for Professional Programs Registrar Commandant Maritime Administration Staff Counsel Chief Financial Officer CFO 2014 AB report to S 1 AB 2014 report to s 1 pdf 2014 AB report to S 1 DOT is committed to ensuring that information is available in appropriate alternative formats to

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  • Board of Visitors - Senator Deb Fischer | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities she is focused on working with our military to monitor the threats facing our nation and provide the appropriate tools for them to meet these challenges Fischer also serves on the Senate s Commerce Science and Transportation Committee as chairman of the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure Safety and Security This chairmanship enables her to continue leading on transportation issues which have been one of her top priorities dating back to her chairmanship of the Nebraska Legislature s Transportation and Telecommunication Committee In addition to the Armed Services and Commerce Committees Senator Fischer sits on the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Fischer continues to advocate for policies that will promote innovation more regulatory certainty for innovators and modern rules for new technology Fischer has led the charge against regulatory overreach by the federal government focusing on misguided rules issued by federal agencies that hurt middle class families Senator Fischer is a member of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell s leadership team serving as counsel to the Majority Leader as well as a member of Senator John Cornyn s

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  • Advisory Board - Rep. John Garamendi | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    Administrator at the United States Department of Agriculture s Foreign Agricultural Service John and Patti live in Walnut Grove and have six children and ten grandchildren As California s 46th Lieutenant Governor Garamendi was Chair of the Commission for Economic Development where he transformed this important body into a powerhouse to advocate for workforce development vocational education and research As a Regent of the University of California and Trustee for the California State University System Garamendi fought to hold the line on student fee increases and excessive administrator salaries As Chair of the California State Lands Commission he led the fight against new offshore oil drilling John was elected to the California legislature in 1974 where he served for 16 years attaining the position of Senate Majority Leader His laws established California s emergency medical system expanded community health clinics created a work oriented welfare program protected Lake Tahoe and Mono Lakes and developed an overall state agenda for competitiveness and scientific advancement He authored the Senior Center Bond Act and a proposition that brought 18 billion to public transit and highways In 1991 Garamendi became California s Insurance Commissioner He successfully implemented Proposition 103 reforming the auto and homeowner insurance industry He delivered over 1 billion in rebates to insurance consumers and lowered homeowner and auto insurance rates saving consumers over 24 billion Under his leadership the Department protected homeowners devastated by the Oakland Hills Fire forcing insurers to fully pay for rebuilding His Department earned a reputation as the best consumer protection agency in the nation In 1995 President Bill Clinton appointed Garamendi as Deputy Secretary of the U S Interior Department John spearheaded efforts to resolve water disputes in California and to protect the Sacramento San Joaquin River Delta He negotiated the purchase of the Headwaters Forest

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  • Board of Visitors - Congressman Steve Israel | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    of the middle class The New York Times called him a Democrat who has long tried to focus attention on the plight of the middle class Israel has two grown daughters and recently published a comic novel titled The Global War on Morris Middle Class Rep Israel is relentlessly focused on deepening financial security and accelerating opportunity for the middle class For him it is personal While growing up in Levittown New York he helped his mother stuff envelopes when she started a small home typing service in their den to make ends meet He went to a community college saved money and then attended George Washington University on student loans Israel has said I m a product of the middle class and the recognition of the federal government that our nation was only as strong as the middle class was prosperous That is why he focuses on initiatives for bigger paychecks better infrastructure more affordable education and reforming the system to unstack the deck against America s middle class families Pro Israel Rep Israel was called by Israel s Ambassador to the U S a mensch with a backbone He was among the first Members of Congress to visit Israel after Hamas began its rocket campaign in 2014 Foreign Affairs Magazine called him a staunch hawk on Iran and Israel has long led bipartisan support for sanctions aimed at halting Iran s nuclear weapons program He passed the Israel Cole Resolution on July 11 2014 expressing unyielding support for Israel s right to defend itself He has also helped lead the funding of cutting edge military equipment and technologies to maintain Israel s qualitative military edge Rep Israel is an appointed member of the U S Holocaust Memorial Council serving with seven other members of Congress On September 11

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  • Board of Visitors - Rep. Peter T. King | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    the Sub Committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence He also serves on the Financial Services Committee and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Congressman King who previously served as Chairman of the Committee in 2005 2006 and again in 2011 2012 has been a leader in the ongoing effort to have Homeland Security funding based on threat analysis and is a strong supporter of the war against international terrorism both at home and abroad As Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee he stood up to the pressure from special interest groups and the media to hold a series of hearings on Islamic radicalization Chairman King led the fight to continue funding to the Secure the Cities Program to protect the New York Long Island region from nuclear dirty bomb attacks During his years in Congress Rep King has attained a reputation for being well informed and independent Following the ravages of Superstorm Sandy Rep King led the successful fight in Congress to obtain 60 4 billion in emergency funding for the victims of the storm Even Newsday has admitted that Congressman King is a stand up guy who isn t shy about tangling with the powerful even those in his own party King has become a national figure who delivers for the region and his district Rep King is a strong supporter of law enforcement our military and has fought hard to bring veterans benefits into the 21st century Congressman King is also a strong supporter of funding to combat deadly illnesses such as breast cancer and prostate cancer He has also received the AARP s Legislative Leadership Award for combating elder abuse and exploitation Prior to serving in Congress Pete King was elected to three terms as the Comptroller of Nassau County Before serving in county government Rep King had extensive

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  • Board of Visitors - Senator Gary Peters | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    businesses and our middle class Senator Peters is committed to working with members of both parties to find commonsense practical and bipartisan solutions to the challenges facing Michigan and our nation Senator Peters was born in Pontiac Michigan and has lived his entire life in the Greater Detroit area He graduated from Rochester High School and went on to Alma College where he earned a B A in Political Science while working part time to help pay his way Peters later went on to earn an M B A in Finance from the University of Detroit Mercy a law degree from Wayne State University Law School and an M A in Philosophy from Michigan State University with a focus in the ethics of development while working a full time job and raising a family For 22 years Senator Peters worked as an investment advisor helping families save for their retirement and provide for their children s college education The son of a World War II veteran Senator Peters served in uniform as a Seabee combat warfare specialist and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the U S Navy Reserve After the September 11th terrorist attacks on our country Peters signed up to again serve in the U S Navy Reserve Senator Peters began his public service as a Rochester Hills City Councilman in 1991 In 1994 Peters was elected to the Michigan State Senate where he represented communities in Oakland County Peters later served as the Michigan State Lottery Commissioner where he generated a record amount of funding for our public schools First elected to the U S House of Representatives in 2008 as the future of Michigan s economy was in serious jeopardy Congressman Peters stood with Michigan workers to ensure the survival of our local auto

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  • Advisory Board - Rep. Dennis Ross | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    throughout the Eastern United States in small town pharmacies and with another company he was selling computer systems throughout the Eastern United States to collection recovery organizations YOUNG BUSINESSMAN SMALL TOWN LAWYER In 1983 Dennis and his wife Cindy were married in Lakeland Within one year of their marriage Dennis went off to law school at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham Alabama Upon completion of law school Dennis returned to Lakeland to begin his work as an Associate Attorney for the firm of Holland Knight After two years at Holland Knight Dennis then became in house counsel for Walt Disney World handling the workers compensation defense matters for the company Having always wanted to have his own law practice and exercise his entrepreneurial skills Dennis borrowed 10 000 00 from a neighbor and started his own law practice in October of 1989 He worked to pay off that debt in less than a year That firm grew to seven lawyers and 27 employees before Dennis had to divest himself when he became a member of Congress Not only did Dennis get involved in the practice of law having served as past president of the Lakeland Bar Association but he also served as a Board Member of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce and on various charity and community boards as well A COMMITMENT TO SERVICE In 1990 Dennis was the President of the Greater Lakeland Young Republicans and in 1992 was elected as Chairman of the Polk County Republican Executive Committee He served in that position until 1995 During his term as Chairman of the Polk County Republican Executive Committee the party elected many local Republican officials and developed a successful organization that helped spread strong principles of individual freedoms personal responsibility less government and lower taxes In 1996 Dennis ran unsuccessfully for the State Senate losing to a very well liked incumbent Senator Rick Dantzler However the race taught him many things about the political process and about being true to one s self and community In 2000 Dennis had an opportunity to run for the State House of Representatives and was elected by an overwhelming majority Dennis continued to serve in the Florida House of Representatives until he was term limited in 2008 Throughout his term as a member of the Florida House of Representatives Dennis distinguished himself as a strong proponent of conservative principles and was well respected by members of both parties In 2007 Dennis along with Rep Don Brown were the only two legislators to vote against the property insurance bill that made Citizens the largest property insurer in Florida For voting against his party and with his free market principles Dennis was stripped of his Chairmanship and many said his career was over But Dennis is a conservative leader not only of independent thought but of independent action as well In 2010 Dennis was elected to the United States House of Representatives running on those same principles He was then

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  • Board of Visitors - Senator Brian Schatz | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    Brian Schatz has dedicated his career to public service as a strong advocate for Hawaii s middle class families a clean energy economy seniors our veterans and Native Hawaiians As Hawaii s senior United States Senator Brian serves on three Senate Committees essential to the future of Hawaii Appropriations Commerce Science and Transportation and Indian Affairs Senator Schatz is also one of just three Democrats on the Select Committee on Ethics As a leader on clean energy Senator Schatz has introduced legislation to reduce the effects of climate change while also moving our nation into a clean energy economy creating jobs and lessening America s dependence on foreign oil Staying true to his commitment to Social Security and our seniors Brian helped to fight back efforts in Congress that would have unfairly cut seniors Social Security benefits As the father of two young children Senator Schatz has made education a top priority He is working to provide every family with access to early childhood education and to also make college more affordable for Hawaii students and families As Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawaii Brian turned the Office of Lieutenant Governor into a flexible and dynamic force This included Brian heading up the development of Asia Pacific relations by serving as the State lead when Hawaii hosted the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC forum in 2011 Brian led the State s clean energy efforts including the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative From 1998 to 2006 Brian Schatz was a member of the State House of Representatives He served as the House Majority Whip Chair of the Economic Development Committee Vice Chair of Water Land and Ocean Resources Vice Chair of Consumer Protection and Commerce and as a member of the Hawaiian Affairs Higher Education Energy and Environmental Protection and Agriculture

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