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President Biden Taps Maffei as Next FMC Chairman

The designation was made by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on March 29, 2021. Chairman Maffei is a sitting member of the FMC and replaces Michael A. Khouri in the role of Chairman.

A native of New York, Chairman Maffei was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives for two terms. His previous professional experience includes serving in the Department of Commerce during the Obama Administration, and earlier in his career, working as a Capitol Hill aide and as a broadcast reporter. Chairman Maffei is married and has one daughter. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and he earned master’s degrees from Columbia and Harvard Universities.

“I am grateful and humbled by the confidence President Biden has placed in me by appointing me Chairman at such a critical time for our Nation’s supply chain,” said Maffei. “Due to the effects of COVID-19 and an unprecedented import boom, we are dealing with serious challenges to America’s international ocean transportation system – challenges that the FMC has a vital role in addressing, both on its own as an independent agency and in cooperation with other agencies.”

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