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Chairman Michael A. Khouri

Chief of Staff: Mary T. Hoang
Counsel: John A. Moran
Senior Advisor – Legislative/Public Affairs: John K. DeCrosta

Commissioner Michael A. Khouri

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Phone: 202-523-5911
E-mail: mkhouri@fmc.gov

Michael A. Khouri of Kentucky was designated by President Trump as Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission on March 7, 2019. He had previously served as Acting Chairman from January 23, 2017. He was first nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in December 2009, was re-nominated and confirmed for a full five year term in November, 2011, and was re-nominated and confirmed for his current term in June, 2016.

Chairman Khouri is a forty-eight year veteran in the maritime industry from positions held in marine vessel operations, legal and executive positions. He also served on the boards of directors at the Waterways Council, Inc. and the American Waterways Operators Association.

Mr. Khouri began his career as a deck crewman for Paducah, KY-based Crounse Corp., where he worked up in rank with service in the engine room and then into the wheelhouse as Pilot and Captain, earning his U.S. Merchant Marine Officer’s License as Master and First Class Pilot on Steam and Motor Vessels. He then served for twenty-three years with American Commercial Lines, the largest U.S. inland marine company, holding executive positions including General Counsel & Secretary, Senior Vice President for Law & Corporate Affairs, and Senior Vice President for Transportation Services-marine operations. Mr. Khouri then joined MERS/Economy Boat, serving as President & COO before moving home to Louisville to join the law firm of Pedley & Gordinier.

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

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Apr 04, 2019
Chairman Michael A. Khouri Testifies to Congress
Chairman Michael A. Khouri testifies to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Security, for the hearing on Federal Maritime Agencies: Ensuring a Safe, Secure, and Competitive Future.
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Mar 08, 2019
President Trump Designates Michael A. Khouri as Chairman
Chairman Khouri previously served as Acting Chairman.
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Nov 05, 2018
Acting Chairman Khouri & Commissioner Dye Address Transportation Legal Professionals
Association of Transportation Law Professionals meet at the FMC to explore legal, regulatory and policy issues.
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Apr 24, 2018
Acting Chairman Michael A. Khouri Testifies to Congress
Acting Chairman Michael A. Khouri testifies to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security for the hearing on Maritime Transportation: Opportunities and Challenges.
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Mar 21, 2018
U.S.-Japan Hold Consultations in Tokyo on Maritime Issues
Acting Chairman Khouri Represents FMC as Delegation Member
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Mar 14, 2018
Acting Chairman Michael A. Khouri Testifies to Congress
Acting Chairman Michael A. Khouri testifies to House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation on FY 2019 Budget Request
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