Sean Connaughton was nominated by President Bush to be the Maritime Administrator on June 27, 2006, and was confirmed by the Senate on August 3, 2006.

“We at Horizon believe Sean Connaughton will be a decisive leader at MARAD. He has the ideal background as a graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy, having served both in the US Coast Guard and the US Navy and having practiced law for several years at Troutman and Sanders, LLP.

“Sean’s leadership at Prince William County, VA is renown. I am sure he will pursue meaningful objectives at MARAD that will strengthen the competitiveness of the US Flag fleet and will improve opportunities for shipyards and carriers to work together.”