FEBRUARY 9, 2016 — Foss Maritime's Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer, Lam Nguyen-Bull, has been named 2016 Diversity Champion by the Puget Sound Business Journal's 2016 Corporate Counsel Awards committee.
The award recognizes Nguyen-Bull for her efforts in supporting diversity in the community, in the legal profession, and in the maritime industry.PSBJ's annual awards honor in-house attorneys who are helping drive business throughout the region. They highlight outstanding work and emphasize the value these professionals bring to their organizations.
"Lam's dedication to inclusiveness and her involvement is impressive," said Paul Stevens, President and Chief Executive Officer of Foss. "I'm glad to see her recognized for her tireless efforts and proud to have her on our executive team."
Ms. Nguyen-Bull serves on the board of PeaceTrees Vietnam, a humanitarian organization working in central Vietnam to assist those whose lives and livelihoods are threatened by the explosive remnants of war. In addition, she co-chaired the Joint Asian Judicial Evaluation Committee in 2015, and is the former President of the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington. Nguyen-Bull is a current board member of the Asian Bar Association of Washington, and interim chair on the Governing Council of the Washington Initiative for Diversity.
"I'm flattered by the recognition," said Ms. Nguyen-Bull. "This is such an honor for me, but the real recognition should go to the extraordinary mentors and programs I've had the benefit of working with. Here at Foss, I've been really lucky to be involved in the Saltchuk Women's Leadership Initiative, a program personally sponsored by the three sisters who are Saltchuk's majority shareholders and championed by senior executives from all around the Saltchuk companies. I've had great support in my career and the work I do now is just my attempt to pay it forward."
Based in Seattle, Washington, Ms.Nguyen-Bull leads Foss Maritime's Legal and Risk Management Group, providing counsel on legal issues and business strategies and practices. She also heads the company's ethics and compliance programs that work to safeguard Foss' values and reputation.
Ms. Nguyen-Bull came to Foss from parent company Saltchuk, where she served as Associate General Counsel and Compliance Officer.