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American Club circular no. 15/21 – Board News

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American Club circular no. 15/21 – Board News

Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club
JUNE 28, 2021
Dear Member:
At the one-hundred-fourth Annual Meeting of the Members which – for the second time in the Club’s history – was recently conducted in virtual format from New York, all those Directors who had been nominated for re-election, as notified earlier to the Members, were duly re-elected for a further twelve months. 

At the Annual Meeting of the Club’s Directors, which took place immediately after that of the Members, Mr. George D. Gourdomichalis of Phoenix Shipping & Trading S.A. and Mr. Robert D. Bondurant of Martin Resource Mgmt. Corp. were re-elected as, respectively, Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Board. 

At the same time, Ms. Dorothea Ioannou, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the Club’s Managers, was re-elected as Secretary. In addition, Mr. Lawrence J. Bowles was re-appointed as General Counsel to the Club. In accepting his re-appointment for the forthcoming twelve months, Mr. Bowles informed the Board that, having served as General Counsel since 2002, he intended to retire in 2022. 

In anticipation of Mr. Bowles’ retirement, Mr. LeRoy Lambert was appointed as Assistant General Counsel to the Club with a view to his succeeding Mr. Bowles next year. A well-known figure in the maritime community, Mr. Lambert was for many years in private practice as a partner of leading commercial law firms in the United States before becoming President of, and later General Counsel to, the US representative office of the managers of another leading International Group club. He is also the current President of the US Society of Maritime Arbitrators.
Yours faithfully,
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman & CEOShipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., Managers for   THE AMERICAN CLUB

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