b'NEWSWIRESenate confirms Rear Admiral Ann Phillips as Maritime AdministratorT heU.S.SenatehasconfirmedRear Admiral Ann C. Phillips, USN (Ret.) to serve as Administrator of the Mari-time Administration (MARAD) at the United States Department of Transportation. The Sen-ate voted 75-22 in favor of confirmation, mak-ing her the first woman to hold the position.The DOTs Maritime Administration is the agency responsible for the nations waterborneattention to detailtransportation system and whose mission it is to foster, promote, and develop the maritime industry of the United States to meet the na-tions economic and security needs. The agen-cy has around 800 employees.President Biden nominated Admiral Phillips to the position on October 14, 2021, describing her as a leader in the field of coastal resilience and climate impact on national security at the regional, national and international level.She most recently served as the first special as-sistant to the Governor of Virginia for Coastal Adaptation and Protection, where she devel-oped Virginias first Coastal Resilience Master Plan to address the impact of coastal flooding. Phillips served nearly 31 years of U.S. Navywww.beurteaux.comactive duty before retiring in 2014 as a Rear Admiral. Her final Flag command was as com-mander of Expeditionary Strike Group TWO, which includes 14 ships and 10 subordinate commands, including all the Amphibious Ex- PVA Welcomes New Memberspeditionary Forces on the East Coast of the U.S. Phillips will assume the role on the heels of Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, who resigned fromNEW VESSEL MEMBERthe position in January 2021. Admiral Buzby had held the position since August 16, 2017. CAPT. DAVES DOLPHIN & WHALE SAFARI GISELE ANDERSONLucinda Lessley, MARADs deputy adminis- Dana Point, Calif., dolphinsafari.comtrator appointed by President Biden, has been servingasactingadministratorsincebeing sworn in on January 20, 2021.If you know of an organization that may benefit from membershipin PVA, please have them learn more at passengervessel.com/#join.45 MAY 2022'