Carl A. Kemp to Serve as Senior Advisor for Legislative and Public Affairs - Federal Maritime Commission
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Carl A. Kemp to Serve as Senior Advisor for Legislative and Public Affairs

September 8, 2015

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

Chairman Mario Cordero announced today that Mr. Carl A. Kemp will serve as the Senior Advisor for Legislative and Public Affairs. This position will report directly to the Chairman and will coordinate all legislative and public affairs within all divisions of the Federal Maritime Commission.

Mr. Kemp has 20 years of experience in government and public affairs. He created the Office of Government Affairs and Communication in the City of Long Beach, and went on to create the Office of Government Affairs at the Port of Long Beach. He has been in private practice for the last 8 years, with specific experience in maritime issues at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, America’s largest container port complex.

Mr. Kemp holds a B.A and MPA from California State University Long Beach, where he served two terms as Student Body President. He also earned a certificate in Executive Leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Chairman Cordero stated, “As the premiere agency overseeing international ocean transportation, it is critically important that we have a position dedicated to working with local, state and federal legislative bodies. We must also increase awareness of our role with key stakeholders and members of the press. Carl brings a wealth of knowledge from his prior roles in creating legislative and public affairs programs. As a leader in public service, Carl brings a dynamic, collaborative, and innovative presence to the FMC. He, and this position, are great additions to our already hardworking, dedicated, and effective FMC team.”

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.