CONNECTICUT MARITIME ASSOCIATION
CMA
Officers & Board
COMMODORE
Capt. Panagiotis N. Tsakos
Tsakos Group
PRESIDENT
Ian Workman
Trans-Tec Services, Inc.
VICE PRESIDENT
Joseph Gross
D’Amico Shipping USA Ltd.
SECRETARY
Jasmine Alvarado
TREASURER
Nick Sofos
Groton Pacific Carriers
MEMBERSHIP
Brian Robinson
Penfield Marine LLC
COMMUNICATION
Nora Huvane
SOCIAL
Ryan Jurewicz
VSTEP
P& A
Capt. Larry Liu
Charles R. Weber Company
EDUCATION
Kevin Breen
Charles R. Weber Company
EDITORIAL
Donald B. Frost
D.B. Frost Associates,Inc.
JOB MART / EVENTS
Lorraine Parsons
I.M.S., Inc.
MEMBER LIAISON
Kim Edwards
CMA
EDITOR EMERITUS
James R. Lawrence
IMS/MTI Network (USA), Inc.

The Connecticut Maritime Association is a non-profit organization which was built by its members, for its members, and as such is one of kind.

 
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President's Notes
Events

June 2015

PRESIDENT'S NOTES

In the last few weeks I seem to have heard various versions of the statement "what a small world we live in", and it has mostly been in relation to members of our maritime community who are either looking for employment or recounting how they originally found a job - myself included back in the '80's.

I know that I have touched on this subject in the past, but recently it has really been brought home to me just how influential our own CMA internship program has been, giving new entrants to the employment market a much wider exposure than they otherwise would have had - especially if they have not attended a maritime college with its ready made alumni system that is so effective.

In these days of intense, worldwide, job competition, there is no doubt that everyone needs any edge they can get, and where better than an internship with a maritime related company? And let's not forget - where better for companies to recruit than amongst those who already have had active commercial experience?

But internships are obviously out there for the younger applicants in the industry…in very recent times, a greater number of older members of our industry have, through no fault of their own, often found themselves involuntarily thrust back in the job market.
How do they cope? It must be, I believe, one of the most stressful times of anyone's life.

But this is where the "small world" also has an immeasurable influence - a world which seems to me to be similar to a series of overlapping circles, where someone knows someone who knows someone!

Once again this is where the CMA helps, not only our social networking, but our Newsletter Jobmart could be described as a large circle. It crosses over many of the interlocking parts of our industry, and it has become one of the first places where companies go to fill their employment needs.


Ian Workman
President

Event Calendar
July

Thursday, July 16, 2015

CMA Annual Summer Picnic
& Lobster Bake

5:30 pm-9:00 pm

Stamford Yacht Club
97 Ocean Drive West, Stamford, CT

Members: $85
Non-Members: $160
(includes a one year CMA Membership
- $75 value)

Click here for more info

For Reservations for all CMA Events please call Anne at +1.203.406.0109 Ext 3725, Lorraine at Ext 3717 or email conferences@cmaconnect.com

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