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Marine Log

May 22, 2008

Anderson steps down from FMC

President Bush's unconfirmed nominee as Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission, Commissioner A. Paul Anderson has announced that he is leaving the agency effective May 30, 2008.

Mr. Anderson, who was first appointed to the Commission in August, 2003 by President George W. Bush in a recess appointment and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in May, 2004, was nominated to serve as the Chairman of the Commission by the President last August.

That nomination was never confirmed.

Before being appointed to the FMC, Mr. Anderson was VP Public Affairs and Government Relations at J.M. Family Enterprises, a privately held Florida company that, among other things, is the world's largest independent distributor of Toyotas and Scions and the world's largest volume Lexus dealership.

Before that, however, he was Director for Public Affairs, Assistant to the President and Marketing Manager of Hvide Marine, Inc. (which became Seabulk International, which was subsequently acquired by Seacor Holdings).

Now Mr. Anderson says that he plans to continue serving the U.S. maritime sector after he leaves public service.

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