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First President, CEO of Washington Maritime Blue

Joshua Berger

The Washington Maritime Blue Board of Directors has appointed Joshua Berger as the nonprofit organization’s first president and chief executive officer.  Berger founded the organization in 2018 as Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s Maritime Innovation Advisory Committee was completing the State’s Strategy for the Blue Economy–promoting a growing maritime economy, addressing climate impacts of the ocean and marine environment, and supporting

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New ClassNK President, CEO

Hiroaki Sakashita ClassNK president CEO 2020

Current Senior Executive Vice President Hiroaki Sakashita has been appointed as president and CEO as well as a representative director of the classification society ClassNK, effective as of March.   Speaking on the occasion, Sakashita said: “The maritime industry is changing its shape to adapt to environmental responsibilities and the digital era. For the swift mitigation of the industry to

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New Managing Director for Sonardyne

Sonardyne Graham Brown

Sonardyne International Ltd. has announced Graham Brown as its new managing director. He took over the role from John Ramsden on April 1 and has served on Sonardyne International’s board from 2008, most recently as sales and marketing director and deputy managing director. Brown is an electromechanical engineer by background, with a first-class degree and Ph.D. He is also a

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Harbor Branch Foundation President/CEO to Retire

Katha Kissman

The Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation (HBOIF) board of directors announced the retirement of HBOIF President and CEOKatha Kissman. “Katha has been an outstanding chief executive of HBOIF, both increasingthe foundation’s endowment and also instituting the strong financial andmanagement controls that a world-class foundation demands,” said HBOIFChair Michael O’Reilly. “We have valued Katha’s leadership, energy andenthusiasm, and we commend her for

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