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Lloyd's List to honor CSA's Kathy Metcalf for lifetime achievement

Aug 7, 2019 03:53 PM
Kathy Metcalf

Kathy Metcalf

(LONDON) — Kathy Metcalf, president and chief executive officer of the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA), has been selected by Lloyd’s List’s awards judges to receive recognition for lifetime achievement. Judges applauded her career spanning both sea time and shore time, regulatory and policy issues, government and industry.

They particularly highlighted Metcalf’s passion for raising awareness of the maritime business both in the United States and overseas. Joe Farrell of Resolve Marine came a very close second, followed by Jorge Quijano, former administrator of Panama Canal Authority.

Metcalf is a 1978 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (bachelor of science degree in marine transportation and nautical sciences) and a 1988 graduate of the Delaware Law School. She served in various positions in the energy industry, including deck officer aboard large oceangoing tankers, marine safety and environmental director, corporate regulatory and compliance manager, and state government affairs manager.  

She joined the Chamber of Shipping of America in 1997, serving as director of maritime affairs, until appointed CEO in June 2015. The chamber is a maritime trade association which represents a significant number of U.S.-based companies that own, operate or charter tankers, containerships, and other merchant vessels engaged in both the domestic and international trades.  

Speaking after she was appointed an ambassador for WISTA International, Metcalf said it was vital to promote the maritime industry “at all levels of educational systems globally.”

Lloyd’s List’s Americas Awards will be held at JW Marriott Houston Downtown on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The afternoon event will be run in parallel with the Lloyd’s List Future Fuels Forum, which looks at risks still in play ahead of IMO 2020 and whether the decarbonization pathway for shipping is reality or fantasy.

To register for the Americas Awards and Future Fuels Forum, click here.

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