THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOE SCROGGINS, JR. COMMISSIONER, OF THE FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION
The President today announced his intention to nominate Joe Scroggins, Jr. of Florida as Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission.
Mr. Scroggins is presently serving as a Commissioner at the Federal Maritime Commission, a position he has held since May of 1994. Prior to his appointment by President Clinton to the Federal Maritime Commission, Mr. Scroggins served as the Senior Deputy Port Director for the Tampa Port Authority in Florida. In this position, he developed long-range planning for the port, coordinated cargo and ship movement, and managed the budget. Prior to this, he worked for nine years for the Port of Houston Authority, first as Director of Planning and later as Director of Facilities.
Mr. Scroggins received his B.S. in Marine Transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 1963 and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1973.
The Federal Maritime Commission is an independent agency which regulates waterborne, foreign and domestic offshore commerce. In addition, the Commission assures fair, equitable, and open international seaborne trade between the U.S. and other nations. The Commission also protects against unauthorized or illegal activity in waterborne commerce within the jurisdiction of the United States. As Commissioner, Mr. Scroggins will be responsible for decisions made on budget, personnel, and business matters of the Federal Maritime Commission.