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Speakers

Brian Poskaitis
Senior Vice President, Fleet Operations
Baltimore/Annapolis
IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry


Mr. Poskaitis is currently the Senior Vice President, Fleet Operations overseeing maritime safety, security, and the environmental compliance of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) flagged fleet of over 4,800 ships worldwide. He joined International Registries, Inc. and its group of affiliated companies (IRI) in June 2007 after 26 years of active duty service in the United States Coast Guard (USCG). While in the USCG, Mr. Poskaitis was the Chief of Investigations and Analysis where he was responsible for program management and operational oversight of all marine casualty, marine pollution, and environmental crimes investigated by the USCG. He also served as the Chief of Strategic Planning and Analysis for the Office of Marine Safety, Security, and Environmental Protection. As the head of Strategic Planning, he directed all strategy improvements and led a multi-agency team in the development of the National Strategy for Maritime Security. In 2005, Mr. Poskaitis was assigned as the Incident Commander for Salvage Operations during Hurricane Katrina, where he led salvage operations directing US Navy and commercial salvors to salvage over 2,000 vessels. His experience includes an emphasis in Operations Management, Risk Management, Strategic Planning, and Incident Management. Mr. Poskaitis has an M.Eng. in Management from The George Washington University, an M.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Maryland and a B.S. from the USCG Academy.


Mr. Poskaitis has an M.Eng. in Management from The George Washington University, an M.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Maryland and a B.S. from the USCG Academy.