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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Announces Intent to Nominate Michael Khouri as Member of the Federal Maritime Commission

WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Michael Khouri as a Member of the Federal Maritime Commission.

President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual today:

Michael Khouri, Nominee for Member, Federal Maritime Commission
Michael A. Khouri has over 35 years of experience in the maritime industry serving in vessel operations, legal and executive positions. He is currently an attorney in private practice with the law firm Pedley & Gordinier. Mr. Khouri previously held the position of President & Chief Operating Officer at MERS/Economy Boat, a maritime fuels and ship chandler, with primary responsibility for company expansion and acquisitions. Prior to his time at MERS, Mr. Khouri spent 23 years at American Commercial Lines, a major inland marine company, holding numerous executive positions including General Counsel, Senior Vice President for Law & Corporate Affairs, and Senior Vice President for Transportation Services-marine operations. He began his marine career in 1971 as a crewman on Crounse Corporation vessels and soon moved up to the pilot house serving as Pilot and Captain. Mr. Khouri has served on the Boards of Directors of the American Waterways Operators Association and the Waterways Council, Inc. He received his B.A. in Economics from Tulane University in 1971 and his J.D. from the Brandeis School of Law-University of Louisville in 1980. He is a 1996 graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.