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Commissioner Harold J. Creel, Jr. Announces Departure from FMC

April 28, 2009

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

Federal Maritime Commissioner Harold J. Creel, Jr. today announced that he will be leaving the agency at the end of his term on June 30, 2009.

Commissioner Creel was first nominated by President Clinton in 1994, and was re-nominated by President Clinton and President Bush. He served as Chairman from 1996 to 2002 and was the longest tenured Chairman in the agency's history.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Federal Maritime Commission and working with my esteemed colleagues and staff," Commissioner Creel said. "I know that I leave the agency in good hands to carry out the important mission of the Federal Maritime Commission. I look forward to pursuing new challenges, including those in the maritime sector."

Commissioner Rebecca Dye stated "I have truly enjoyed working with Commissioner Hal Creel during his many years with the Commission and on Capitol Hill. His departure is a huge loss to the Commission. I am going to miss him, and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors."

Commissioner Creel will be joining the government relations firm of Alcalde & Fay in Arlington, VA. 

Press Contact: Karen V. Gregory (202) 523-5725; e-mail: