John Graykowski has over thirty years of professional experience in government and in the private sector. His government service includes 15 years as a professional staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives and United States Senate including Legislative Director to a United States Senator and maritime counsel to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.
In 1994, he was appointed by President Clinton to serve as Deputy Maritime Administrator in the U.S. Department of Transportation, and later served as Acting Administrator, where he managed implementation of the National Shipbuilding Initiative and development of the Marine Transportation System initiative as well as having direct oversight and involvement in all aspects of the agency’s programs and management.
John’s private sector experience includes work in three Washington, DC law firms and as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard. Since 2005, John has been a principal in his own firm, Maritime Industry Consultants, www.maritimeconsults.com, where he has continued providing a full range of professional services to maritime and transportation industry clients. Most recently, John has been working with marine operators on the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel and he was directly involved in all aspects of the first marine LNG conversion project in the United States. He is a frequent presenter at national conferences as a speaker discussing the regulatory and market challenges that will affect the broad adoption of LNG as a marine and transportation fuel, and has authored a number of articles discussing LNG regulation.
John received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York; a Master of Arts Degree from George Washington University, and a law degree from the Catholic University of America.