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Commissioner Michael A. Khouri

Commissioner Michael A. KhouriCounsel: John A. Moran

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Phone: 202-523-5712
E-mail: mkhouri@fmc.gov

Michael A. Khouri of Louisville, KY, has been sworn in as a Commissioner for a term to expire on June 30, 2016. Commissioner Khouri was nominated by President Barack Obama on December 3, 2009, and confirmed by the Senate on December 24, 2009.

Commissioner Khouri comes to the FMC as a 35-year veteran in the maritime industry from positions held in vessel operations, legal and executive positions. He has also served on the boards of directors at the American Waterways Operators Association and the Waterways Council.

Khouri began his career as a deck crewman for Paducah, KY-based Crounse Corp., where he worked his way up from deck hand to towboat captain. He then spent 23 years at Jeffersonville-based 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. Khouri then went on to become president and COO of MERS/Economy Boat in Memphis, TN, a maritime fuels and ship chandler, with primary responsibility for company expansion and acquisitions. Most recently, Mr. Khouri worked as an attorney with Louisville-based Pedley & Gordinier PLLC law firm, focusing on transportation and maritime law.

In 1971, Mr. Khouri received his BA in Economics from Tulane University, and in 1980, his JD from the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.

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The FMC received letters from members of the U.S Senate and U.S. House of Representatives in August and September, 2011. The letters asked, “…that the Federal Maritime Commission undertake an analysis of the impact the federal Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) may be having on the diversion of U.S.-bound cargo from U.S. ports to those in Canada or Mexico.” and analysis of “…other U.S. government policies” that may affect cargo diversion.
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Sep 20, 2011
The Honorable Michael A. Khouri Remarks at the Annual Meeting of International Association of Movers in Denver, Colorado on September 15, 2011
Thank you and good afternoon. It’s a pleasure to join you again this year and my thanks to Terry Head and Brian Limperopulos for the kind invitation to address your Annual Meeting and provide an update on current events at the Federal Maritime Commission and a report on Fact Finding No. 27.
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May 12, 2011
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Apr 08, 2011
The Honorable Michael A. Khouri's Keynote Address at the 2011 NCBFAA Annual Conference
Thank you and good afternoon. It is a pleasure to join you again and share some thoughts and perspectives on current developments at the Federal Maritime Commission. Hopefully, we will have some time at the end of my remarks where you can share some of your views, concerns and questions with me.
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Jan 25, 2011
The Honorable Michael A. Khouri's Remarks before the Propeller Club Of the United States in Washington D.C. on January 19, 2011
Thank you Clint and it’s my pleasure to join this group today. I appreciate the invitation to share some thoughts about the Federal Maritime Commission, a brief review of 2010 issues and a look ahead as we begin a new year.
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