Kathy Metcalf was appointed the President and CEO of the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) in June 2015. Prior to that time, she served as CSA’s Director of Maritime Affairs from 1997 to 2015. CSA is a maritime trade association which represents a significant number of U.S. based companies that own, operate or charter oceangoing tankers, container ships, and other merchant vessels engaged in both the domestic and international trades. CSA represents maritime interests before Congress, federal and state agencies and in international fora. Prior to coming to the Chamber of Shipping, Kathy served in various positions in the energy industry including deck officer aboard large oceangoing tankers, marine safety and environmental director, corporate regulatory and compliance manager and state government affairs manager. Kathy is a 1978 graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy (BS in Marine Transportation and Nautical Sciences) and a 1988 graduate of the Delaware Law School (JD).