Industry Advisory Board

Members of the Global Business and Transportation advisory board are recommended by the college administration and department faculty, and appointed by the department chair. 


Donald B. Frost '62

Frost operates a transportation planning and consulting company and was a founding member of the Connecticut Maritime Association. He began his career as a ship's officer and has worked in fleet management, logistics and inventory control, global marketing, and terminal and market development. He is a member of the board of the Connecticut Port Authority and the board of the Connecticut Maritime Coalitions, Inc. 

Marygrace collins

Collins founded Bulkore, a thriving dry-cargo ship brokerage firm and was the first woman to serve as president of the Association of Ship Brokers and Agents. She has spent most of her30 years in the industry transporting raw materials for the steel industry. She belongs to the executive committee of the Federation of National Associations of Shipbrokers and Agents and is an active member of the Connecticut Maritime Association and the US chapter of the Women's International Shipping and Trading Association.

Lars Gustafson '91

Gustafson is the regional senior vice president and a managing director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. He has worked in marine insurance for more than 20 years and has comprehensive knowledge of marine risks, clients, markets, trends and related insurance products. He has been an instructor at SUNY Maritime for more than 15 years and holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Maritime.

Ed Kelly

Kelly is the executive director of the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey. He is the director and past president of the National Association of Maritime Organizations and vice chairman of the Mid-Atlatnic Ocean Observing Regional Association. He has held a variety of senior positions in the liner business, including with Nippon Liner System USA, Y.S. Line USA and Cho Yang America Inc.

Mark Kiely '96

Kiely is director of terminal operations at GCT Bayonne, where he manages more than 40 management staff and more than 400 unionized longshoremen. He has been responsible for overhauling operations, building industry relationships, and developing and overseeing a $350 million automated terminal expansion. He holds a master's degree from SUNY Maritime.

Lambros Papaeconomou

Papaeconomou leads an editorial team for Lloyd's List focused on North America, the Jones Act, U.S. capital markets and shipping companies. He has more than 20 years of experience in freight and stock trading, brokerage, new business development, equity research, and investigative journalism.