Eric Johnson – LAMI Board Chair

  • Chairman, Jerico Development, Inc. This company has formed a partnership with Ratkovich and are jointly developing the Los Angeles Water front, formerly known as Ports O’Call and will become San Pedro Public Market. LAMI is within the San Pedro Public Market and will be a tenant. We expect our lease terms to be significantly the same as they are now with the Port of Los Angeles.
  • Chairman of Board of Directors, Crail-Johnson Foundation. This foundation has been a supporter of LAMI since our founding in 1992.
  • Former President, Board of Trustees, The Accelerated School
  • USCG Licensed Captain 100 Ton

Richard McKenna – LAMI Board President

  • USN (Ret)
  • Executive Director & President International Seafarers Center of POLB-LA
  • Retired Executive Director of the Marine Exchange of Los Angeles/Long Beach
  • Retired Executive Officer of the Battleship New Jersey
  • Advisory Board Member of Pacific Battleship Museum, IOWA

Byron Countryman, Esq. – LAMI Secretary

  • Maritime Attorney, Owner/Managing Partner Countryman & McDaniel
  • Mr. Countryman provides pro bono legal assistance on all matters coming before LAMI.

Adam Deragisch – LAMI Board Member

  • Vice-President, Fund Manager
  • Commercial/Residential Mortgage Broker
  • Capital Lending
  • Resources, Inc. 7 West Bay Capital
  • Sailing volunteer on LAMI vessels

Alice Robinson – LAMI Board Member

  • Co-Founder Los Angeles Maritime Institute
  • Former USCG Licensed Captain 100 Ton
  • Long-time Community Youth Advocate
  • American Sail Training Association (ASTA) Sail Trainer of the Year
  • Recipient of the 2002 “Points of Light” Award

Christine Rybak

  • Former Director of Health, Safety & Environmental, Polar Tankers, Inc., a subsidiary of
    ConocoPhillips (retired)
  • U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain Unlimited Any Ocean
  • Independent Safety Consultant to Oil Industry

Tom Thomas

  • Founder, President, and CEO, Union Supply Group
  • President and CEO, Urban Feet
  • Under 40 President’s Club

West Wilson – LAMI Board Member Sharing Position with Winter Wilson

  • USCG Licensed Second Mate Unlimited Tonnage Any Oceans
  • Matson Pacific Ocean Shipping Logistics
  • Cal Maritime Graduate

Winter Wilson – LAMI Board Member Sharing Position with West Wilson

  • USCG Licensed Third Mate Unlimited Tonnage Any Oceans
  • Union Shipping Agencies
  • Cal Maritime Graduate

Dave Zelhart – Owner, Terminal Equipment Service Incorporated, TESI

  • Equipment Survey and Review, Maintenance Program Development and Review Training Services
  • Project Management, Crane Offloading, Commissioning, Start-up, and Warranty Services

Jim Gladson (Founder and Honorary Chair, deceased) – RETIRED FROM BOARD

  • Retired Educator,
  • Co-Developer of Alternative Magnet Schools Programs with LAUSD,
  • U.S. Coast Guard 100 ton Licensed Captain.