James G. Dolphin
Mr. Dolphin has served as a director of Genco since July 21, 2014. Mr. Dolphin became Chairman of the Board upon completion of the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Mr. Dolphin has served as the Managing Director and President of AMA Capital Partners, LLC, since 2001. AMA is a leading shipping and offshore merchant bank and advisor. Prior to joining AMA, Mr. Dolphin served as a Principal of Booz Allen Hamilton, serving as the leader of their commercial freight management consultancy practice. Mr. Dolphin also served as a Transportation Executive with First National Bank of Maryland. Mr. Dolphin received his B.A. in Economics and Managerial Studies from Rice University.
Kathleen C. Haines
Ms. Haines has served as a director of Genco since May 17, 2017. She served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Heidmar Inc. (“Heidmar”), a privately held company that commercially manages a fleet of oil tankers, from July 2012 until May 2020. She was also a member of the Executive Committee of Heidmar, which was responsible for the strategy of the company as well as marketing efforts. Prior to and after her time at Heidmar, Ms. Haines has served as the Principal of Holbridge Capital Advisors, a financial consulting and investment firm specializing in the maritime industry. During 2010, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of Asia Pacific Carriers, based in Hong Kong. From May 2007 to May 2008, she was the Chief Executive Officer of the transition company created following the sale of OMI Corporation, a U.S.-based NYSE-listed international shipping company. Ms. Haines served as the Chief Financial Officer of OMI Corporation from 1998 until its sale. Ms. Haines was a board member of OSG America LLC from 2007 until it was reacquired by its parent company in 2009 and served as Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Conflicts Committee. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Seamen’s Church Institute as Audit Chair and a Member of the Executive Committee and is a member of the Finance and Endowment Committee as well as the Strategic Planning and Governance/Nominating Committees. She is active in numerous professional associations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and is the Treasurer and a founding board member of the U.S. affiliate of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association. Ms. Haines also served on the Board of the New York Maritime Association. Ms. Haines holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Texas Tech University and is a controllership graduate from the University of Wisconsin, School of Bank Administration.
Basil G. Mavroleon
Mr. Mavroleon has served as a director of Genco since July 17, 2015. Mr. Mavroleon served as a director of Baltic Trading from March 15, 2010 until Baltic Trading’s merger with our Company on July 17, 2015. Mr. Mavroleon also served as a director of our Company from July 27, 2005 to July 9, 2014. Mr. Mavroleon has been employed in the shipping industry for the last 45 years. Since 1970, Mr. Mavroleon has worked at Charles R. Weber Company, Inc., one of the oldest and largest tanker brokerages and marine consultants in the United States. Mr. Mavroleon was Managing Director of Charles R. Weber Company, Inc. for twenty-five years and held the position of Manager of the Projects Group thereafter for five years from January 2009 until April 2013. Mr. Mavroleon is a director of Pyxis Tankers, Inc. where he serves on the audit committee and the nominating and corporate governance committee. Mr. Mavroleon also serves as Managing Director of WeberSeas (Hellas) S.A., a comprehensive sale and purchase, newbuilding, marine projects and ship finance brokerage based in Piraeus, Greece. Since its inception in 2003 through its liquidation in December 2005, Mr. Mavroleon served as Chairman of Azimuth Fund Management (Jersey) Limited, a hedge fund that dealt with tanker freight forward agreements and derivatives. Mr. Mavroleon is a member of the Baltic Exchange, is on the board of the Associate Membership Committee of Intertanko, a member of the Association of Ship Brokers and Agents, is on the advisory board of NAMMA (North American Maritime Ministry Association), is a director emeritus of NAMEPA (North American Marine Environmental Protection Association), and is Chairman of the New York World Scale Committee. Mr. Mavroleon is a member of the Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, the Connecticut Maritime Association, NYMAR (New York Maritime Inc.), the Maritime Foundation Knowledge Center, honorary director of the Connecticut Maritime Association Education Foundation (CAMEF), and serves on the board of trustees of the Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk, CT. Mr. Mavroleon was educated at Windham College, Putney, VT.
Karin Y. Orsel
Ms. Orsel is a shipping executive and entrepreneur with over 33 years of experience in the industry. She serves as the Chief Executive Officer of MF Shipping Group, a company she founded in 1994 that provides technical management services to a fleet of over 50 vessels, including oil product and chemical tankers, multipurpose vessels, self-unloaders, and cement carriers. In connection with these activities, she has acted as a managing director of a number of ship owning companies. She began her career in the shipping industry at the age of 18 with Sandfirden Rederij B.V., where she served as a financial manager. Ms. Orsel is active in shipping industry organizations, currently serving as President of Koninklijke Vereniging van Nederlandse Reders (the Royal Association of Netherlands Ship-owners), a board member of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO), a Trustee of International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), a member of the Board of Directors of Baltic and International Maritime Counsel (BIMCO), and an Ambassador for the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economic & Administrative Education from Winschoter College in the Netherlands.
Arthur L. Regan
Mr. Regan has served as a director of Genco since February 17, 2016. Mr. Regan has worked as an Operating Partner with Apollo Investment Consulting LLC since 2015. From 2010 to 2018, Mr. Regan was the President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Principal Maritime Management, LLC, a wholly owned portfolio company of Apollo Global Management, LLC (“Apollo”), which has directly managed and advised Apollo on investments across the shipping industry. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Regan was President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of Veritable Maritime Holdings LLC, an international shipowning entity funded principally by affiliates of Apollo. Mr. Regan has more than 30 years of experience in the shipping industry in executive roles, including as President and Chief Executive Officer of Arlington Tankers Ltd. from 2004 to 2008, which was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Regan is a graduate of the State University of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Transportation and Management. Mr. Regan began his shipping career sailing as an officer on merchant tankers and dry bulk vessels for over ten years, completing his sea service as Master Mariner. He is currently a Member of the North American Panel Committee of the vessel classification society and maritime industry advisor DNV-GL. Mr. Regan has been an independent director of Chembulk Tankers since 2018 and has been its Chairman of the Board since 2020. Chembulk Tankers is a privately held entity that owns and operates stainless steel specialty chemical tankers internationally.
John C. Wobensmith
Mr. Wobensmith has served as a director of Genco since May 29, 2021. Mr. Wobensmith has served as our Chief Executive Officer since March 23, 2017 and our President since December 19, 2014. From April 2005 until his appointment as President, he served as our Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer. From 2010 until Baltic Trading’s merger with our Company on July 17, 2015, Mr. Wobensmith served as President, Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of Baltic Trading. He was given the additional title of Chief Executive Officer of Genco on March 23, 2017. He also served as a director of Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited, a marine transportation company, from 2016 to 2017. Mr. Wobensmith has over 25 years of experience in the shipping industry. Before becoming our Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Wobensmith served as a Senior Vice President with American Marine Advisors, Inc., an investment bank focused on the shipping industry. While at American Marine Advisors, Inc., Mr. Wobensmith was involved in mergers and acquisitions, equity fund management, debt placement and equity placement in the shipping industry. From 1993 through 2000, he worked in the international maritime lending group of The First National Bank of Maryland, serving as a Vice President from 1998. Mr. Wobensmith has a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He also was appointed by the Governor of Maryland and currently serves on the Board of Trustees and as Treasurer of the Board at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Mr. Wobensmith holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.