An internationally respected authority on the subject of maritime transportation policy, Eric Dawicki holds a Master of Public Administration with Concentrations in Public Affairs and Communications from American University in Washington, DC. After beginning his maritime career as an ordinary seaman with the WHMVN Steamship Authority in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Eric Dawicki worked his way up to a directorial post with American Maritime Shipping in New Orleans, Louisiana, serving as an operations assistant for a liquefied natural gas tanker operation and advising various maritime organizations on market positioning and growth strategies.
Eric Dawicki went on to found and/or co-found three influential organizations in the fields of maritime security, safety, and regulatory affairs: the Center for Maritime Leadership, Transportation Security Logistics, and the Dominica Maritime Registry. He continues to serve as President and CEO of the Dominica Maritime Registry, working through an international network of more than 20 regional offices to manage the International Ship Registry of the Commonwealth of Dominica. Since 1995, Eric Dawicki has also served as President of Northeast Maritime Institute, College of Maritime Science – America’s first and only private maritime college.