THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN AUSTIN MORAN AS A COMMISSIONER OF THE FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION
The President today announced his intent to nominate John Austin Moran to serve as a Commissioner on the Federal Maritime Commission.
Mr. John A. Moran, of Fairfax, Virginia, is currently the Vice President of Legislative Affairs for The American Waterways Operators where he has served since 1996. From 1995 to 1996, Mr. Moran was a Partner at Alcalde & Fay, a government and public affairs consulting firm specializing in congressional and legislative affairs in the area of maritime transportation legislation and policy. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Moran served as staff for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation where he served as Republican Counsel for the Merchant Marine Subcommittee and National Oceans Policy Studies Subcommittee. From 1988 to 1989, Mr. Moran served as the Legislative Counsel for Senator John Warner (R-VA). From 1986 to 1987, Mr. Moran served as the Republican Counsel for the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries where he was assigned to the Merchant Marine Subcommittee. From 1983 to 1985, Mr. Moran was an Associate for Wilcox & Savage, P.C. In 1982, Mr. Moran was a Judicial Clerk for The Honorable Richard B. Kellam in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Mr. Moran received his B.A., with distinction, from the University of Virginia, a J.D., cum laude, from Washington & Lee University School of Law and an LL.M. in Admiralty, cum laude, from Tulane University School of Law.
The Federal Maritime Commission is a bipartisan, independent federal agency established in 1961 which regulates waterborne foreign and domestic offshore commerce, and assures fair, equitable and open international seaborne trade between the U.S. and other nations.