Comprehensive experience in directing maritime operations with a focus on safety, security, and rescue operations. Adept trainer and instructor, using skills gained during career progression in the U.S. Coast Guard; decorated helicopter rescue swimmer. Solid leadership and mentoring skills with diverse technical background in safety systems and risk assessment and mitigation. Self-directed leader who can build and develop cross-functional teams and cultivate effective partnerships with all stakeholders. Committed to adding value and exceeding expectations through collaborative problem solving and disciplined decision-making. Published author and polished speaker. Recognized as the 2007 U.S. Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year. Recipient of the 2009 Alex Haley Award for Journalism.