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MPOYAwardRecipeientArnoldDonald2015Sean M. Duffy, Sr. assumed the duties of Executive Vice President - Maritime Advocate with the Louisiana Maritime Association in 2011 and was hired to promote improvements beneficial to maritime stakeholders along the Lower Mississippi River. He also currently serves as the Executive Director of the Big River Coalition. Mr. Duffy served as the President and Chief Executive Office for the Gulf States Maritime Association from 2005 to 2011. During his previous tenure, Sean became a proponent for local industry and specialized in lobbying Capitol Hill for supplemental funds for maintenance dredging and waterway maintenance. As the third generation of his family to work in the maritime industry, Sean began working the on the docks in the Port of New Orleans in his early teen years during breaks from school. Previous employment experiences include various management duties, Boarding Agent, Deckhand, Stevedore General Superintendent and Marine Surveyor. Mr. Duffy is intimately familiar with obstacles faced by the maritime industry, both nationally and those specific to Louisiana, and he has become an expert on coastal restoration and maintenance dredging.

Mr. Duffy’s professional associations include:

  • Majority Whip Congressman Steve Scalise’s Maritime Advisory Group
  • National Waterways Conference Board of Directors
  • National Association of Maritime Organizations (NAMO)
  • NAMO President 2008-2011
  • Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s Freight Advisory Council
  • President Propeller Club Port of New Orleans
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Subcommittee Chairman
  • America’s Watershed Initiative Steering Committee
  • Changing Course: Navigating the Future of the Lower Mississippi River Delta’s Leadership Team
  • America's Wetlands Foundation Big River Works Initiative
  • Realize America’s Maritime Promise (Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Fairness Coalition) Executive Committee Member
  • World Trade Center Mississippi River Alliance
  • World Trade Center of New Orleans Transportation Committee
  • World Trade Center of New Orleans International Business Committee
  • Greater New Orleans Port Safety Council
  • Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Maritime Focus GroupNational Association of Maritime Organization 2005-Present NAMO President 2008-2011

For more information about the Big River Coalition please contact:

Mr. Sean M. Duffy, Sr.
Executive Director, Big River Coalition
+1 (504) 338 - 3165





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