The Gary L. Gregory Lifetime Achievement Award

The Symposium organizing committee recognizes an individual who has exemplified a strong commitment to California's maritime transportation industry throughout the course of a distinguished career and presents them with the Gary L. Gregory Lifetime Achievement Award, established in 2011.

Gary L. Gregory receiving the inaugural award in 2011.

Gary L. Gregory receiving the inaugural award in 2011.

2017 - In Memory of Bill Lyte

2015 - Norman Fassler-Katz, Founder & Executive Director, CALMITSAC

2014 - Monika Wegener, Executive Director, M. Wegener & Associates

2013 - Captain Richard B. McKenna, Executive Director, Marine Exchange of Southern California

2012 - Richard D. Steinke, Executive Director, Port of Long Beach

2011 - Gary L. Gregory, President, The Propeller Club of the United States


Please click here to view the criteria the committee uses for awardee selection.


Honoree of Merit Award

The symposium Honoree of Merit Award is bestowed upon an individual or organization that has made a significant and demonstrable contribution to the Maritime Transportation System in the State of California.

2017 - Will Kempton, Executive Director, California Transportation Commission

2015 - Jacobsen Pilot Service, Inc.

2014 - Port of San Francisco

2013 - California State Lands Commission

2012 - California State Senator Alan Lowenthal

2011 - Port of Long Beach

2010 - California Association of Port Authorities

2009 - CMANC

2008 - Captain Manny Aschemeyer

2007 - Port of Los Angeles

2005 - Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Council

2004 - California Maritime Academy

2004 - Gill Hicks, President, Harbor Association of Industry and Commerce

2003 -  Joe Miniace, President & CEO, Pacific Maritime Association

2003 - Jim Spinosa, Chief, International Longshore and Warehouse Union

2001 - Carmen Perez

2001 - Chuck Foster

2000 - Henry Gilbertson

2000 - George Hayashi


Please click here to view the criteria the committee uses for awardee selection. 


Dr. Lee Kerschner "Sponsor a Cadet" Program

2015 cadet sponsorship recipients.

2015 cadet sponsorship recipients.

Through the Dr. Lee Kerschner "Sponsor a Cadet" Program, you can send a California Maritime Academy cadet to the 2019 California Maritime Leadership Symposium. This program honors Dr. Kerschner, who was a mentor and academic advisor to the many students and colleagues who had the privilege of working with him. By sponsoring a registration to the Symposium, you are providing a unique opportunity for cadets to learn about industry issues and experience the event. If you'd like to sponsor a student, visit our registration page.

Dr. Lee Kerschner

Dr. Lee Kerschner