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Maritime Administration Speaker Series - A Learning Opportunity

Streaming Here

  • Tuesday March 14, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


John Parrott, Foss Maritime Company

Always safe. Always ready.

John Parrott became President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Foss Maritime on January 1, 2017, after successfully completing a four-month transition announced last July. Parrott joined Foss in January 2016 as Chief Operating Officer; in August 2016 he assumed the role of President from retiring President and CEO Paul Stevens.  Mr. Parrott is responsible for overseeing all operating divisions and leading operations throughout the organization.

Mr. Parrott came to Foss from sister company, TOTE Maritime Alaska, where he served as President. In his role at TOTE, Parrott was a catalyst for the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the maritime sector, which helped TOTE lower emissions to exceed EPA standards and improve air quality.  Prior to joining TOTE he sailed aboard a wide range of vessels in trade routes around the world, served as Chief Mate of the SS Northern Lights, and later joined Stevedoring Services of America as the General Manager for Sea Star Stevedore.

Mr. Parrott sits on the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce board of directors, serves on the Seaman’s Services board of directors, and is the treasurer for the Annie Wright Schools Board of Trustees. A strong believer in communities and education, Parrott is also active with The Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound’s Great Futures scholarship program.  Mr. Parrott is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, class of 1986.