Speakers 

Keynote Speaker

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Lucinda Lessley

Deputy Administrator

U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD)

Bio

Featured Speakers

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Niels Aalund

Senior Vice President

West Gulf Maritime Association 

Bio

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Marco “Marc” Ayala

Director and ICS Cybersecurity Section Lead

1898 & Co

Bio

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David Haukur Boyd

Senior Operations Analyst Operations Analysis Division U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area

Bio

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Kevin M. Clement

Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships

Bio

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Captain Buddy Custard, USCG (Ret)

President and CEO

Alaska Chadux Network

Bio

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Dr. John Farrell   

Executive Director

U.S. Arctic Research Commission

Bio

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Cynthia A. Hudson

Chief Executive Officer

HudsonAnalytix

Bio

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Kevin Jones

Executive Dean

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Bio

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Major General Randy “Church” Kee

Commissioner

U.S. Arctic Research Commission

Bio

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Captain Leanne M. Lusk

U.S. Coast Guard District 17

Bio

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RADM Joanna Nunan

Assistant Commandant for Human Resource (CG-1)

U.S. Coast Guard

Bio

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Christine Rigby

Senior Air Quality and Climate Specialist

Bio

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Lars Saunes, Rear Admiral (Ret)   Royal Norwegian Navy CNO Distinguished international fellow Professor US Naval War College

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Darren Shelton

Co-Founder

Fuel Trust

Bio

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Dr. Abbie Tingstad

Associate Research Department Director

Bio

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Dr. Lilian “Doc” Alessa 

President’s Professor

Chief Scientist 

Bio

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Eugene Barr

Partner

Royston Razor

Bio

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Scott Blough

CISO and Executive Director

Center for Cyber Defense

Bio

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VADM Michael Connor, USN (Ret)

Commander

U.S Coast Guard

Bio

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Captain Keith M. Donohue

Deputy Sector Commander

U.S. Coast Guard Sector 

Bio

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John Felker

President

Morse Alpha Associates, Inc.

Bio

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Dr. John Hummel

Lead, Integrated Resilience Analyses Decision 

Bio

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Dr. John Kao

Chairman

ThayerMahan

Bio

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Gary C. Kessler, Ph.D., CISSP

Principal Consultant

Fathom5

Bio

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CAPT Zeita Merchant

Sector Commander New York

U.S. Coast Guard

Bio

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Capt Ed Page, USCG (Ret)

Executive Director

Bio

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Rear Adm. (Ret) Fred Rosa

Senior Advisor for Homeland Security at the Johns Hopkins

Bio

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John Sanford

Maritime Security Department
National Intelligence Management Integration Office (NMIO

Bio

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Dr. Scott Socolofsky

A.P. and Florence Wiley Professor II. Texas A&M University

Bio

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Henry H. Wills

Director

Strategy, Policy, and Operations Program, RAND Corporation

Bio

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Jonathan Arneault

CEO/Co-Founder

Fuel Trust

Bio

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Kate Belmont

Assistant General Counsel

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

Bio

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Lauren K. Brand                             

President, National Association of Waterfront Employers

Bio

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John Crowley, USCG (Ret)

Executive Director

United States Great Lakes Shipping Association

Bio

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Mark Dupont

Executive Director

National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (NMLEA)

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Dr. Martha Grabowski  

Chair in Information Systems 

Professor 

Bio

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Richard Jenkins

CEO & Founder of Saildrone Inc

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Dr. Lee Kindberg

Head of Environment and Sustainability, MAERSK

Bio

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John G. Landry

Watch Commander U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Bio

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S. Craig Moss, II

Acting Director, National Security Program Office

Bio

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RADM Gene Price, USN

National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office

Commander

Bio

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RADM Michael Ryan, USCG

Commander

U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Command

Bio

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Capt Jason Smith

Sector Commander Houston - Galveston, U.S Coast Guard

Bio

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RADM Richard V.Timme

Commander

10th District 

U.S Coast Guard

Bio

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Sheyna Wisom

Executive Director of the Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS)

Bio