Current Leadership

2019-2020 (FY 2020) OFFICERS


Roderick sailed for few years as an Assistant Engineer, worked for the technical departments of Ship Registries and spent most of his professional career working for a classification society.  He possesses extensive experience collaborating with maritime regulatory agencies and industry trade associations at IMO on development of maritime regulations and cooperating with members of IACS on development of technical interpretations and requirements.  He is currently Vice President of Fleet Performance, Inspections and Audits at the Liberian International Ship Registry.  Roderick graduated from SUNY Maritime College with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Transportation Management.

Roderick Acquie
Liberian International Ship Registry



Anthony Nigro received a B.E. in Marine Engineering and a Third Assistant Engineer U.S.C.G. license from the State University of New York Maritime College, Bronx, NY in 1991 and holds a M.S. in Marine Engineering from the USMMA, Kings Point, NY. Anthony sailed as Third, Second, First and Chief Engineer aboard numerous Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (M.E.B.A.) contracted vessels. Prior to retiring in 2012, he was the permanent Chief Engineer of the MV Maersk Kentucky, a 56,800 horsepower container vessel, employed by Maersk Line Limited, Norfolk, VA. During his 20-year career at sea, he contributed in Somalia Operation Restore Hope and Operation Iraqi Freedom and earned the Merchant Marine Expeditionary Award. He holds a USCG Chief Engineer license of Steam, Motor and Gas Turbine Vessels, Unlimited horsepower and an STCW 2010 credential. Anthony is presently employed as a tenured Associate Professor of Marine Engineering and Director of the Graduate Program at the USMMA in Kings Point, NY. He has the unique privilege of educating and training young men and women for careers in the Maritime Industry and serves as the faculty advisor for SNAME. His subject areas are lower and upper division engineering courses, including: Introduction to Marine Engineering, Internal Combustion Engines, Marine Steam Plants and Components, Marine Plant Automation and Controls, Engine Resource Management, Strength of Materials, Materials Engineering Laboratory and Chemistry for Marine Engineers. He has been an active member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, NY Metropolitan Section.

CAPT Anthony Nigro, USMS
United States Merchant Marine Academy
(516) 726-5734



Ethan Wiseman is the secretary of the SNAME NY Metro Section. He is the Fleet Manager of NYC Ferry at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, a position he has held since 2018. Prior to that he was the Performance Analytics Manager for Excelerate Energy. He has worked in a variety of engineering and management roles through his career. Ethan holds a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute. 

Ethan Wiseman
NYC Ferry
(212) 618-5714


Michael is currently a junior at USMMA, studying to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering and Shipyard Management as well as a USCG License as a 3rd Assistant Engineer.

Michael O'Donnell
United States Merchant Marine Academy


 YP COORDINATOR To be updated.

Past Leadership

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