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MRS 2024 Organizing Committee

LEADERSHIP

Dr. Joseph DiRenzo

2024 CHAIR

United States Coast Guard Research & Development Center

(860) 271-2738

Joseph.DiRenzo@uscg.mil

Maj Gen Randy "Church" Kee USAF (Ret.)

2025 CO-CHAIR

Director, Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Anchorage Alaska 

RADM Richard V. Timme USCG (Ret.)

2024 MASTER OF CEREMONIES

Timme Maritime Consulting

Richard.V.Timme@gmail.com

Captain Eric Johansson

2023 CHAIR

Distinguished Professor Maritime Transportation

Maritime College, State University of New York

ejohansson@sunymaritime.edu

Rick Paxton
STUDENT POSTER CHAIR

Paxton Holdings, Inc.

Dr. Don Brutzman

2024 CO-CHAIR

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)

brutzman@nps.edu

RADM M.T.Bell Jr. USCG (Ret.)

2025 CO-CHAIR

Dean, School of Arctic and Climate Security Studies

Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies 

Scott Brotemarkle

NATIONAL ACADEMIES LIAISON
Transportation Research Board (TRB)

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Greg Trauthwein
MEDIA PARTNER AND COMMUNICATIONS

President, New Wave Media

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, MarineLink.com

SENIOR MENTORS

VADM Rob Parker

U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)

RADM Fred Rosa

U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

RADM Matt Bell

U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)

Fred Roberts

Ph.D., Rutgers University

Scott Blough

Google (co-chair, MRS 2017)

RADM Mike Parks

U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)

RDML Scott Clendenin

U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)

RADM Tom Atkin

U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)

Eric "Coop" Cooper
Senior Policy Researcher, RAND, Berkeley California

SENIOR ADVISORS

John Hummel

Argonne National Laboratory

(co-chair, MRS 2022)

David Nicol

Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

(co-chair, MRS 2020)

Kevin Clement

University of Houston

(co-chair, MRS 2021)

Craig Moss

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

(co-chair, MRS 2018)

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Zack Schulman

USCG HQ DCO-X

CAPT Al Tubbs USCGR (Ret.)

USCGR PACAREA

Stan Gold

Coast Guard ATLANTIC AREA

Dr. Jack McCready

University of San Diego

Colonel Randy Pugh

USMC, (Ret.) NPS

Alan Van Nevel

NPS

Dr. Kelli Frakes

American Public University

Captain Greg Hall

Research Provost USCGA

Dr. Dan Flynn

Department of Transportation

VOLPE Center

CDR (Sel) Oscar Carbajal

USCGR - USCGR District 11 Liaison

Dr. Henry Willis

RAND

Captain Art Gomez

USCG, (Ret.) SERCO

Rex Dillion

NPS

CAPT Shawn Malone USN (Ret.)

Lockheed Martin-Sikorsky

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