Photo Above (L-R): SLNC Partners Carlos Damian, Russell Paret, Keith Zelinsky, Christopher Hughes
Russell Paret, Chief Executive Officer of Schuyler Line Navigation Company received the Herb Brand Award at the Maritime Port Council’s annual dinner dance in New York City on June 22, 2019. Thomas Suozzi, U.S. Representative, 3rd District of New York received the Government Man of the Year award and David B. Durkee, International President of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers’ International Union received the Paul Hall Award of Merit. More than 400 people gathered in New York City to celebrate the U.S. flag industry, the unions that protect our seamen, and our mariners. A live band provided entertainment and everyone enjoyed a fun evening of dinner and dancing.
Russ Paret was deeply honored to accept the award, given annually to a leader in the U.S. flag industry, saying, “If we want to see the US-flag industry thrive and survive, we need to join together with solutions. We need to be resilient. We need to be innovative and we must be bold. I urge each of you, in every position across the industry, to prove the legacy and promote the continued leadership of the U.S. Merchant Marine.”
Photos: (L)- Russ Paret addressing the MPC crowd (R)- Maritime Port Council Honorees (L-R) David R. Durkee, Russell Paret, Cong. Thomas Suozzi