Board of Directors

CHARLES (CHUCK) BAKER, CAPT, USN (ret)

Chuck Baker retired from the Navy in 2013 after a 27 year career and currently works for the Northrop Grumman Corporation. After designation as a Naval Aviator in 1988, he spent the majority of his career flying the E-6B Mercury aircraft conducting the nuclear command and control mission. Chuck also served in numerous positions as Budgeting/Resource Officer assigned to the Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, Executive Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Manama, Bahrain and as an Manpower Assignments Manager assigned to the Naval Personnel Command. Chuck held command at the Squadron and the Wing level.

Chuck’s education includes a Masters in National Security and Decision making from the Naval War College and a B.S. in Computer Science from Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WV. Chuck is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. He is married with four children in Norman, OK.


MARK GAY

Chief Engineer, Unlimited

Mark began his maritime career in 1986, graduated from Maine Maritime Academy rising to Chief Engineer, Unlimited. He has a diverse career working as a Maine Lobsterman, Commercial Fishing Boat Surveyor, Tugboat Engineer, and Oil Barge Tankerman before going deep sea on Container Ships. He is currently working in the Oil Rig Industry. Mark is married with three children and resides in Maine.


DANIEL RAMSEY

Master Mariner, First Class Pilot, Jacksonville, FL

Dan took the “hands on” route through the industry. He is a third generation mariner that started out in entry level deck positions. He has 35 years in the industry, 15 as Master and 12 as a Harbor Pilot in Jacksonville FL. He holds a Masters License and possesses a First Class Pilot Endorsement for several routes. Dan currently serves on, and has in the past devoted time to, assorted boards and committees related to the maritime industry. Dan and his wife split their time between coastal Georgia and the Smoky Mountains of TN.


WILLIAM ROFFEY

Master Mariner, Unlimited, First Class Pilot, Alaska

Bill is a graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He has a prestigious career including Master of the largest vessel ever in the U.S. Merchant Marine. Bill began sailing in 1961 and has 17 years as Master and 19 years as First Class Pilot in Alaska. He is married with two children and resides in Florida.


PAUL H. TRUEAX

Paul is a 1979 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and a Master Mariner who left the sea for Harvard, gaining his MBA, and business ashore. Paul is a senior executive with over 20 years of experience in business planning, customer service and logistics for global corporations such as Sara Lee, Pepperidge Farm, and Colgate-Palmolive. He served (USNR) and is a member of other advisory boards, notably the Global Supply Chain Institute. He is married with two children, works in NYC and resides in Connecticut.


JACK HEARN

Master Mariner, First Class Pilot-Alaska, USNR

Jack is a wartime sealift veteran honored for heroism in both the 1990 and 2003 Gulf Wars. Jack began his career in 1974 as an Ordinary Seaman on tugs. He graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy as Regimental Commander in 1979. He has diverse professional experience and over 40 years at sea with post-graduate and professional education and numerous professional service awards. Jack is married with 5 children and lives in Delaware.