DHS Sec. Johnson Appoints CLIA’s Kim Hall to National Maritime Security Advisory Committee

Jul 14, 2016

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has appointed Kim Hall, CLIA Director of Technical and Regulatory Affairs for Operational and Security, to the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC). 

“We are proud to have a member of CLIA’s team serve on this prestigious committee,” said Bud Darr, senior vice president, technical and regulatory affairs, CLIA. “Kim’s vast experience in maritime security has served CLIA’s members well, and we are confident that she will provide the same knowledge and expertise to this committee. At CLIA, we look forward to the guidance that Kim and the rest of the Committee will bring to the U.S. Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security.”

NMSAC comprises members representing all segments of the maritime industry and provides advice to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security via the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. The Committee advises these stakeholders on matters such as national security strategy and policy, actions required to meet current and future security threats, international cooperation on security issues and security concerns of the maritime transportation industry. The committee also works with representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, FEMA and the Transportation Security Administration as well as other federal agencies.

Hall joined CLIA in 2014. She is a widely recognized maritime security expert with extensive practical experience with the maritime industry. Prior to CLIA, she worked with industry and government representatives at the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute (HSSAI) and the Center of Naval Analyses (CNA). Hall’s research experience includes coastal nation politics and foreign policy, maritime policy, counter-piracy, and U.S. Navy and Coast Guard operations and international outreach. She received her BA in political science and communications, law, economics, and government from American University and an MPhil in international relations from the University of Cambridge (UK).

About Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. The association has 15 offices globally with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA supports policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment for the more than 23 million passengers who cruise annually and is dedicated to promote the cruise travel experience. Members are comprised of the world's most prestigious ocean, river and specialty cruise lines; a highly trained and certified travel agent community; and cruise line suppliers and partners, including ports & destinations, ship development, suppliers and business services. The organization’s mission is to be the unified global organization that helps its members succeed by advocating, educating and promoting for the common interests of the cruise community. For more information, visit www.cruising.org or follow Cruise Lines International Association on CLIA Facebook and Twitter pages.

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