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Office of the Managing Director

The Office of the Managing Director is responsible for:

  1. implementing the administrative directives of the Chairman,
  2. the management and coordination of Commission Bureaus, and
  3. overseeing the agency's Area Representatives.

Administrative Offices

Commission Bureaus

Area Representatives

The Commission maintains a Area Representatives in:

  • Houston,
  • Los Angeles 
  • New Orleans
  • New York
  • Seattle
  • South Florida

Area Representatives serve other major port cities and transportation centers within these jurisdictions.

Area Representatives:

  • Represent the Commission as a local contact for the maritime industry and the shipping public,
  • Collect and analyze information of regulatory significance,
  • Provide monitoring and investigative functions, and
  • Assess industry conditions.

Contact Information

Phone: 202-523-5800

Fax: 202-523-3646

E-mail: OMD@fmc.gov


Managing Director
Vern W. Hill

Assistant Managing Director for Administration
James A. Nussbaumer

Deputy Managing Director
(Vacant)

Director of Field Investigations
Michael F. Carley