Jessica Mahaffey, who joined ABS in 2019 as senior director of corporate affairs, has been named the classification society‘s vice president, marketing and communications.
“Jessica is a strong leader for our marketing and communications team. I am confident she will spread the message about ABS and its important work right across the industry, inspiring our colleagues, clients and members with the exciting developments we are delivering on a regular basis,” said Christopher Wiernicki, ABS chairman, president and CEO.
Prior to joining ABS, Mahaffey was previously vice president of external affairs at Direct Energy, where she held several marketing, communications, and regulatory senior leadership positions.
She graduated from Baylor University with a degree in journalism and public relations, and a secondary concentration in marketing and management.
“The ABS mission is more important today than ever before, playing a crucial role in advancing the cause of safety for the marine and offshore industries,” said Mahaffey. “Communications is critical to the success of our mission and I am proud to lead the team at this exciting time both for the business and the industry.”