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Vern W. Hill Appointed as Managing Director

June 12, 2013

NR 13-07

Contact: Karen V. Gregory, Secretary (202-523-5725)

Chairman Mario Cordero has appointed Vern W. Hill as Managing Director, effective June 2, 2013.

Mr. Hill joined the Commission in 1987 as a Trial Attorney with the Commission’s former Bureau of Hearing Counsel, becoming Deputy Director of that Bureau in 1990. In 1995 he became a member of the Commission’s Senior Executive Service, and the Director of the Bureau of Enforcement. Mr. Hill served for two years as the Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Dispute Resolution and most recently as the Director of the Bureau of Certification and Licensing.

Before coming to the agency, Mr. Hill practiced law in Washington, DC representing transportation entities, shippers and transportation-related associations in commercial, regulatory and labor concerns. A native of Los Angeles, CA, Mr. Hill received both undergraduate and law degrees from Brigham Young University and currently resides in Silver Spring, MD.

The Federal Maritime Commission is the federal agency responsible for regulating the nation’s international ocean transportation for the benefit of exporters, importers, and the American consumer. The FMC’s mission is to foster a fair, efficient, and reliable international ocean transportation system while protecting the public from unfair and deceptive practices.