Thomas A. Allegretti has been elected Chairman of the Board of the Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families.
Allegretti first joined the Coast Guard Foundation board in 2006 and has served on its Executive Committee and the Audit Committee. In 2020, he led the Foundation’s COVID Management plan.
Most recently, Allegretti served as the Senior Executive Officer of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), where his 35-year career including service as President and CEO of the organization for 26 years.
He has held positions on several industry and trade groupd including the American Maritime Partnership and the National Waterways Foundation.
“I feel truly fortunate to be able to support a noble cause in which I deeply believe, by serving as Chairman of the Coast Guard Foundation,” said Allegretti. “I’m honored to accept this role because of the important work the foundation does and the significant positive impacts it has on Coast Guard men and women and their families.”
Allegretti received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science, graduating with honors from the College of New Jersey. He has also completed graduate coursework in international studies at the American University in Washington, D.C.
The Coast Guard Foundation Board of Directors and Trustees oversees the activities of the 51-year-old non-profit organization and is governed by 82 volunteers from across the U.S.