SVP Maritime Policy
SVP Maritime Policy
Education, Health Care, Other
The Senior Vice President, Maritime Policy, an exempt position, in consultation with COMPANY Members, and industry experts, consults, develops, presents, negotiates and implements industry positions on regulatory and policy matters involving shipboard operations in the areas of safety; security; disabled access; environmental stewardship; accident investigation; emergency response plans and exercises; medical facilities; public health; labor affairs; and legal affairs; as well as other matters impacting the cruise industry.
• Regarding COMPANY program matters and other technical & regulatory issues, represents the industry in dealing with senior officials at the international organizations such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Labour Organization (ILO)), with Federal and state regulatory agencies in dealing with the maritime and other administration representatives of numerous nations.
• Leads the Global Maritime Policy Department and is responsible for coordinated efforts both internally, and with other industry associations, on related policy matters.
• Serves as the Global leader on maritime policy matters, engaging in close consultation with regional COMPANY leaders and COMPANY members on matters within their geographic scope.
• Facilitates, in collaboration with the Maritime Policy staff, the relevant Committee, Working Group, and other similar group meetings.
• Serves as a designated spokesperson for the industry in relevant matters to the media, and other external stakeholders, under the specific direction of and in coordination with the President and CEO and the Senior Vice President, Public Affairs.
• Provides advice and consultation concerning areas of expertise to the President; the COMPANY Global Board of Directors and Executive Committee; other COMPANY officers; Members; and regional associations, as appropriate.
• Leads the Maritime Policy Department as they develop, coordinate, prepare and present COMPANY policy and negotiates industry positions to and with international, Federal and state regulatory and rule-making bodies, to other industry associations, to foreign governments, to the media, in professional seminars and gatherings, and at other venues and fora as necessary.
• Coordinates with other maritime trade associations and organizations in dealing with cruise industry matters that are also of interest to those segments of the shipping industry.
• Participates in Federal Advisory Committee and other public meetings as appropriate.
• Engages and monitors technical consultants as necessary.
• Monitors the activities of the Cruise Ship Safety Forum and represents COMPANY on its Steering Committee.
• Advises and assists in coordinating, preparing, and executing COMPANY functions such as Executive Partner Summit, COMPANY Summit at Sea, and Seatrade events; organizes and moderates' panels as appropriate.
• Graduate degree in a relevant field preferred
• At least 20 years of experience required.
• Extensive leadership experience.
• Demonstrated expertise in strategic thinking, consultative and collaborative leadership.
• Ability to manage multiple deliverables simultaneously.
• Background and experience in a variety of aspects of shipboard operations, engineering, ship design and construction is preferred together with experience in legislative and regulatory policy direction or development at national and international levels.
• Basic proficiency in MS Office applications.