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ODU Maritime Institute Speaker Series at Nauticus

2011-2012 Presentations:


     The 2011-12 academic year was the ninth and another successful year for the “ODU Maritime Institute Speaker Series at Nauticus.” This success was again in large part attributable to the Institute joining forces with the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) in the organization of the speaker series.


1.      On October 7, Patrick R. Hanes (Partner, Litigation Section, Williams Mullen), Frances T.W.D. McLeod (Managing Partner, FRA) and Evelyn M. Suarez (Partner, International Section, Williams Mullen) were part of the panel presentation “Anti-Corruption Enforcement and How It Affects Transportation and Logistics Companies Involved in International Trade.” 

2.      On November 4, Bruce Wimmer, Director of Global Consulting and Logistics Security with Pinkerton Consulting and Investigations spoke on “Supply Chain Sustainability in the Midst of Natural Disasters.”

3.      On February 17, Patrick Verhoeven, Secretary General, European Sea Ports Organization, spoke on “Port Development in Europe – Prospects and Challenges”; funding provided by the ACCESS EU grant.  

4.      On April 20, Angela Marshall Hofmann (Vice-President, Global Sourcing and International Trade, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.), Bruce Wimmer (Director of Global Consulting and Logistics Security with Pinkerton Consulting and Investigations) and Mark Laria (Area Customs and Border Protection Port Director) were part of the panel presentation “Hot Topics in Global Supply Chain Management.” The Moderater was Evelyn M. Suarez (Partner, International Section, Williams Mullen).  



2010 Presentations:


1.      Mr. Paul Page (Editorial Director of The Journal of Commerce). "The Journal of Commerce's Forecast for the Maritime Industry in 2010"

2.      Dr. Jian Min Shou (Professor of Shipping and Port Industry Engineering Economics at Shanghai Maritime University and Visiting Professor of Maritime and Supply Chain Management, Old Dominion University). "Trends in Port Development and Shipping in China"  

3.      Mr. Jeff Florin (Deputy Executive Director, Operations (COO), Virginia Port Authority); Mr. Warren Hammer (Business Development Manager, Virginia Economic Development Partnership); Mr. Chris Luebbers (Group Manager, International Marketing, Norfolk Southern Corporation); and Mr. Randy Mullet (Vice President Government Relations and Public Affairs, Con-way Inc.). "The Future of Intermodal Transportation in Virginia"

4.      Dr. Tsz Leung Yip (Assistant Professor of Logistics and Maritime Studies at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Visiting Professor of Maritime and Supply Chain Management, Old Dominion University). "China Port Policy"

5.      Mr. Mark Laria (CBP Area Port Director). "What's New in Customs and Border Protection (CBP)?"

      6.   Trevor Heaver (Professor at Emeritus, University of British Columbia). "Shipping

            Innovation and Business Organization"



2009 Presentations:


1.      Mr. Steven O'Malley (Director of Maritime and Supply Chain Security for the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Security Team Leader for the International Standardization Organization's (ISO) Ships and Marine Technology Technical Committee). "Surviving the Next Waves of Maritime Regulations, Programs and Industry Changes"

2.      Dr. Thanos Pallis (Professor at the University of the Aegean, Greece, Maritime and Supply Chain Visiting Fellow under the sponsorship of Norfolk Southern Corporation). "Port Development in Europe: Trends and Policies" 

3.      Panel speakers: Acting President and General Counsel of the American Association of Exporters & Importers; Vice President of Customer Care for CMA-CGM; Customs Compliance Manager for Dollar Tree; Vice President of Operations & Compliance for CV International; and moderator with Williams Mullen. "10+2: Perspectives from the Transportation and Trade Community"

4.      Mr. Cameron Prell (legal advisor and attorney to the Williams Mullen/Keelen Group). "International Transportation in a Carbon Constrained United States"

5.      Mrs. Amy Larson (President of the National Waterways Conference.). "Is the U.S. Water Resources Policy Spinning Out of Balance?"


2008 Presentations: 


1.      Ms. Joedy Cambridge (Port and Intermodal Specialist, Marine Board Staff Director, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council). "Marine Transportation and Freight Systems"

2.      Mr. William Anderson, II (Partner, Williams Mullen). "Environmental Challenges to Shipping and Port Infrastructure"

3.      Mr. Michael Uremovich (Chairman and CEO, Pacer International). "Global Logistics Companies - Do They Care about Ports?"

4.      Mr. James Dolan (President, Matrin, Ottaway, van Hemmen and Dolan, Inc.). "International Maritime Regulations: Application and Potential for Mis-Application"

5.      Dr. Mary Lynn Tischer (Director of the Commonwealth's Multimodal Transportation Planning Office). "The Commonwealth's Multimodal Freight Study"

6.      Mr. Kevin Traver (National Maritime Heritage Foundation). "Maritime Museum"



7.      Ms. Denise Krepp (Senior Counsel to the U.S. Committee on Homeland Security, Democratic Staff, Washington, D.C.). "100% Scanning"

8.      Dr. Amir Alizadeh (Associate Professor, Shipping Economics and Finance, Cass Business School, City University, London, UK). "Developments, Trends and Challenges in Shipping Risk Management"


2007 Presentations:


1.      Panel speakers from the Office of Congressman Dan Lungren (R-CA), Office of Congressman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), Office of Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and the Vice-President for Global Supply Chain Policy, Retail Industry Leaders Association. "Supply Chain Security Legislation"

2.      Ms. Tovah LaDier (Managing Director, International Biometric Industry Association). "Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)"

3.      Dr. Theo Notteboom (Institute of Transport and Maritime Management Antwerp (ITMMA) Antwerp, Belgium). "Business as Usual in Northwest European Container Ports"

4.      Ms. Florence Carr and Ms. Amy Larson (Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, D.C.). "Ports and the Federal Maritime Commission"

5.      Ms. Robin Lanier (Executive Director, Waterfront Coalition). "Too Hot in Sunny California: Opportunities for the Port of Hampton Roads"

6.      Mr. Daniel Baldwin (Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection). "The CBP International Trade Challenge: Delivering on our Traditional Trade Obligations within the Border Security Framework"



2006 Presentations:


1.      Dr. Paul Kent (International Port Consultant, Nathan & Associates, Washington, D.C.). "Emerging Trends and Their Impact on Port Efficiency"  

2.      Mr. Larry Henesey (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden). "Port Planning Issues in Europe"

3.      Mrs. Florence Carr (Director, Bureau of Trade Analysis, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, D.C.). "The Federal Maritime Commission: What, Why and How"

4.      Dr. Ernst Frankel (Emeritus Professor of Ocean Systems and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts). "Developments in Port Ownership, Operations and Technology"