ASR’s Christina Liviakis Gianopulos was appointed WISTA USA President at the 2022 WISTA USA AGM & Conference in Chicago, IL on April 29, 2022.
Ms. Liviakis Gianopulos is a longtime member of WISTA USA and has previously held positions as a Board Member and as President of the NY/NJ Chapter. She is also a member of the College Council of SUNY Maritime and the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce.
The 2022- 2023 WISTA USA Board of Directors includes: Ms. Liviakis Gianopulos, Alexandra Anagnostis, President of Total Marine Solutions, Inc.; Kate Belmont, Associate General Counsel for ABS; Marlene Boyer, Global Commercial Manager for Stolt Tankers; Jeanne Grasso, Partner at Blank Rome, LLP; Caitlin Hardy, Vice President of Programs for Kongsberg Marine; Parker Harrison, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Crowley Maritime Corporation; Meredith Kirby, General Counsel for International Registries, Inc.; Anna Silva, Operations Supervisor for Port Everglades, and Jillian Tobias, President, LogOn Media Strategies.
“It is with great pleasure that I take over the role of President of WISTA USA, I look forward to working alongside the board to further build upon the foundation that has been created by my predecessors,” said Ms. Liviakis Gianopulos.
The 2022 WISTA USA AGM and Conference ‘Charting a Course to Vitality’ was organized and hosted by WISTA USA Great Lakes/Midwest Chapter led by Judy Druskovich, Admissions Specialist, Great Lakes Maritime Academy and Kirsten Buccigrossi, Director of Marketing and Communications, The Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard. WISTA is an international networking organization for women in management roles in the maritime industry and related trades. WISTA comprises more than 3,800 members in 54 countries.
WISTA USA, founded in 1997, is among the largest National WISTA Associations (NWAs) worldwide, with nearly 700 members spread across eleven regional Chapters: Connecticut; Delaware River & Bay Area; Florida; Great Lakes/Midwest; New England; New Orleans; New York / New Jersey; the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Washington, and Oregon); Texas; Washington, DC Metro; and West Coast (California and Hawai’i). WISTA USA members represent all facets of the maritime industry, including shipowners, charterers, operators, brokers, bankers, insurance professionals, attorneys, analysts, and government officials.
WISTA USA’s main goals are providing networking and educational opportunities for WISTA USA members. In pursuit of these objectives, our various regional Chapters hold periodic meetings, seminars, and social gatherings throughout the year, occasionally in conjunction with larger marine industry events. In addition, the WISTA USA Annual General Meeting takes place each spring, and the International Conference, open to all WISTA members worldwide, takes place each fall. All of these events – whether local, regional, national, or international – provide tremendous networking and educational opportunities for our members and thereby enhance the benefits of membership in the organization. For more information on WISTA USA, please visit https://wistainternational.com/association/wista-usa/.