Eric Smith is the Vice President, & Chief Commercial Officer for the US Flag Business Unit of Overseas Shipholding Group located here in Tampa, and oversees all of the Business Development, Chartering and Commercial Operations which includes the existing Shuttle Tankers, Product Tankers, ATB’s, and the Delaware Bay Lightering Fleet. His career in shipping began in Washington D.C. as a project engineer for the Department of Defense. Eric supervised the new construction and delivery of nine military oil tankers. Prior to joining OSG, Eric was a tanker broker for 12 years specializing in the Jones Act. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering from Maine Maritime Academy. He sits on the board of directors for Alaska Tanker Company. He is the past Chairman for the API Marine Committee and very active in the Tampa community.