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Foss’ Susan Hayman Picked by Obama for Board of Visitors President Obama has nominated Foss Maritime VP of HSQE & External Affairs, Susan Hayman to the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s (USMMA) Board of Visitors. This key administrative post is for a two-year term, commencing at the beginning of each Congress. The Board of Visitors provides oversight, advice and recommendations on matters relating to the USMMA. The Board is made up of Congressional representatives and Presidential appointees, including two alumni from USMMA. Hayman is a graduate of both USMMA and the Harvard Business School. After several years of sea-going experience,

Hayman held various key management positions within the maritime industry. She was called to Active Duty in the U.S. Navy in 2002 and began her career with Foss in 2006 as VP of HSQE. Over the years, Hayman has also presented on a number of Foss Maritime environmental initiatives, including the company’s efforts in hybrid propulsion. In a statement following his official nomination of this, and other key posts, President Obama said, “I am proud that such experience and committed individuals have agreed to serve the American people in these important roles. I look forward to working with them.”

MARITIME Trivia­– Question #43: How big was the eye of Typhon Carmen? The first sailor or lubber that correctly answers the Maritime Trivia question will receive a color J. Clary collector print. Email your guess to October’s trivia question: How many 1000-foot vessels ply the Great Lakes waters? Although there are 13 “footers” as they are called on the Great Lakes, there are SEVEN, 1,000-foot freighters, FIVE, 1,004-foot freighters and ONE 1,013-foot 6-inch vessel—the largest vessel sailing the Great Lakes.

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