The Board of Directors of the Chamber of Marine Commerce (CMC) recently announced the appointment of Stephen J. Brooks to the position of President. Raymond Johnston, CMC President since December 1999, becomes Executive Vice-President. These appointments are effective April 1, 2013.

Mr. Brooks joined CMC in 2006 after thirteen years working in government and political operations on Parliament Hill. As Vice-President of Government Affairs with CMC, he has been an effective advocate on many important files on behalf of the marine transportation industry. Mr. Brooks has provided leadership in policy development and expertise in government relations and communications, integral to building CMC into a leading binational voice on commercial maritime affairs.

The Board is extremely grateful to Mr. Johnston for his thirteen years of valuable service as President during which time he led CMC and the marine shipping industry to numerous historical achievements, including spearheading and guiding the very successful industry sustainability program, Green Marine. Mr. Johnston will continue to provide oversight of Green Marine, along with leadership on industry research and member relations. “These management changes provide the Chamber of Marine Commerce a high degree of stability and continuity that will serve to ensure the ongoing success of the organization as we move forward,” said Richard Corfe, Chair of CMC’s Board of Directors.