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Chairman Blust Announces the Appointment of Amy W. Larson as the General Counsel, January 11, 2004

January 9, 2004

Federal Maritime Commission

Washington, D.C. 20573 NR 04-02

Chairman Blust Announces the Appointment of Amy W. Larson as the General Counsel of the Federal Maritime Commission

CONTACT - BRYANT L. VANBRAKLE, SECRETARY (202) 523-5725

FOR RELEASE - January 9, 2004

Chairman Steven R. Blust today announced the appointment of Amy W. Larson as the General Counsel of the Federal Maritime Commission effective January 11, 2004. Mrs. Larson is currently an attorney in the agency's Office of the General Counsel.

Mrs. Larson is originally from Milton, Massachusetts, and is a graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, and Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. Prior to coming to the Commission, Mrs. Larson had maritime industry experience with a major NVO/freight forwarder.

Mrs. Larson joined the Commission in 1993 as an attorney in the Office of the Secretary, with primary responsibility as a Special Dockets Officer, and in 1996, she began working in the Office of the General Counsel. Since joining the agency, Mrs. Larson has served with distinction in many capacities, including as the Commission's primary liaison with Congress as Acting Legislative Counsel, as Acting General Counsel, and as a special assistant to the Director of the Bureau of Trade Analysis.

In appointing Mrs. Larson, Chairman Blust said "I have every confidence that she will be a credit to the Commission and, that in her new position as General Counsel, Mrs. Larson will continue her strong working relationship with the ocean shipping community, including our stakeholders, Congress, and other federal agencies."