Lindsay Malen-Habib named President of American Salvage Association

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Lindsay Malen-Habib is the first woman to serve as President of the American Salvage Association

The Executive Committee of the American Salvage Association (ASA) reports that Lindsay Malen-Habib is taking on the role of ASA president, effective immediately.

Malen-Habib has been an active ASA member for over 10 years and most recently has served as the association’s secretary-treasurer and vice president. As president, her experience in maritime salvage and business development will drive continued growth, foster partner relationships, and expand ASA’s footprint.

“I am honored to assume the position of president of this incredible organization,” said Malen-Habib. “I am grateful to Tim Williamson for his leadership and for ensuring a seamless transition. We have a tremendously vibrant and valuable organization that contributes greatly to the safety of the maritime industry. Together we can increase our impact, scope of work, and role in the maritime community.”

Malen-Habib is the first woman to serve as President of the ASA.

“Lindsay’s appointment as President underscores the ASA’s commitment to diversity and inclusion,” said Jim Elliott, the ASA’s immediate past president. “I am confident the ASA will continue to grow and continuously improve its salvage capabilities throughout the Americas under Lindsay’s leadership.

Lindsay Malen-Habib is Resolve Marine Group’s Manager of Client Services based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and has over 15 years’ experience in maritime emergency response, business development and marketing to the group. She also has extensive experience in emergency response contingency planning and compliance, salvage and wreck removal, and corporate communications, serving as Director of Business Development at Titan Salvage for five years that included the Costa Concordia wreck removal, the largest operation of its kind to date.

Malen-Habib comes from a family maritime background with a focus on emergency response. She is founder of the first U.S. chapter of YoungShip—YoungShip Texas—and is an active member of WISTA Florida.

An adjunct member of the Maritime Law Association, she is vice president of its Salvage Committee.

“The ASA is constantly changing and evolving to meet the growing needs of its members and the maritime community at large,” said Malen-Habib. “We look forward to facing today’s challenges and turning them into opportunities to serve the marine industry, to learn and grow from our endeavors, and to prosper.”

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