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Federal Maritime Commission Announces the Selection of Peter J. King as Director of Administration

April 16, 2007

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CONTACT – Bryant VanBrakle , Secretary (202) 523-5725

The Federal Maritime Commission today announced the selection of Peter J. King as its Director of Administration, effective April 15, 2007. This appointment also designates Mr. King as a member of the Senior Executive Service.

Most recently, Mr. King served as the Acting Director in the agency's Office of Administration. Mr. King joined the Commission in 1987 as a Trial Attorney in the Commission's Bureau of Enforcement, and later became that Bureau's Deputy Director; from 2004-2006, he served as Deputy Director of the Commission's Bureau of Certification and Licensing. He began his career as an associate attorney with the law firm of Hoppel Mayer & Coleman in Washington D.C. , practicing in the areas of transportation, vessel financing and customs law.

Mr. King is a lifelong resident of Maryland; he is a graduate of the Catholic University of America (B.A. Sociology, 1975) and the National Law Center , George Washington University (Juris Doctor, 1978). From 1991-2003, Mr. King concurrently served as an elected Councilman to the City of College Park, Maryland. He is a past member of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and a past voting member of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board. He continues to reside in College Park with his wife Mary and their six children.

In appointing Mr. King, the Commission recognizes the experience and dedication he brings to the position of Director of Administration, and the Senior Executive Service. The Commissioners look forward to working with him in the future.

Press Contact: Bryant L. VanBrakle (202) 523-5725; e-mail: secretary@fmc.gov