The Maritime Administration has appointed Christopher McMahon as the next Deputy Associate Administrator for Environment and Compliance and Director of the Office of Safety.
McMahon has worked for the Maritime Administration for many years including time as an Associate Professor and Director of Waterfront Activities at the US Merchant Marine Academy. Most recently, he served as the Academy’s Deputy Superintendent, and was the founding Director of the Academy’s Global Maritime and Transportation School. In the five years to 2005, he served the Department of Transportation as Special Assistant to the Secretary and as Acting Director of the Department’s Office of Intelligence, Security, and Emergency response. In 2004 to 2005, McMahon served in Baghdad as Transportation Counselor to the US Ambassador to Iraq and to the Multi-National Forces Iraq as well as Director of the Iraqi Reconstruction Management Office of Transportation.
McMahon is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He holds an unlimited master’s license for steam and motor vessels with a master of sail endorsement. He has graduate degrees from American University, Long Island University, and the University of California, Berkeley (GTU).