The Federal Maritime Commission today announced the membership of its newly formed National Shipper Advisory Committee.
The Committee is comprised of 24 members, evenly divided between those who export cargo from and those who import cargo to the United States, that will advise the Commission on policies relating to the competitiveness, reliability, integrity, and fairness of the international ocean freight delivery system.
“The current freight transportation challenges have illustrated how prescient my colleague Rebecca Dye was in recommending to Congress that it establish this Shipper Advisory Committee at the FMC. I and the other Commissioners need rapid access to the perspectives of importers and exporters on the ground dealing with the realities of ocean shipping every day. We also need them to meet and help guide our efforts and those outside the FMC to improve the system and make it easier, fairer, and more efficient to American shippers. I am truly grateful to all of those who volunteered to serve on what I know will be an invaluable committee,” said FMC Chairman Daniel B. Maffei.
Committee members will serve until December 31, 2024.
Michael Brock, Walmart
Brian Bumpass, Brenntag North America, Inc.
Justin Cauley, CHS, Inc.
Robert Connor, Mallory Alexander International Logistics, LLC
Chris Crutchfield, American Commodity Company
Rick DiMaio, Office Depot
John Esborn, Wayfair, LLC
Scott Fremont, Target
Sean Healy, The Scoular Company
Steven Hughes, MEMA/Auto Car Association
Alexis Jacobson, BOSSCO Trading LLC
Fernando Lagonell, DuPont
Alison Leavitt, Wine and Spirts Shippers Association
Daniel Miller, Cargill Incorporated
Debb Minskey, IKEA
Jennifer Morrissey, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
Kenneth O’Brien, Gemini Shippers Group
Adnan Qadri, Amazon
Richard Roche, Mohawk Logistics
Gabriel Rodriguez, A Customs Brokerage, Inc.
Randy Strait, Tyson Foods
Michael Symonanis, Louis Dreyfus
Joshua Woods, Blue Diamond Growers
Colin Yankee, Tractor Supply Company