John E. Graykowski, Esq.
John Graykowski has over thirty years of professional experience in government and in the private sector including serving as professional staff in the U.S. House of Representatives and United States Senate and maritime counsel to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. In 1994, he was appointed by President Clinton to serve as Deputy Maritime Administrator in the U.S. Department of Transportation, and later served as Acting Administrator, where he managed implementation of the National Shipbuilding Initiative and development of the Marine Transportation System initiative as well as having direct oversight and involvement in all aspects of the agency’s programs and management.
John’s private sector experience includes work as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. and attorney positions in several law firms. Since 2005, John has been a principal in Maritime Industry Consultants, www.maritimeconsults.com, where he provides professional services to maritime and transportation industry clients.
John’s work with liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the marine industry began with his substantial involvement in the development and implementation of the first LNG vessel conversion project in the United States in 2012. He continues work with U.S. marine operators on the development and deployment of LNG and the resolution of regulatory issues associated with its use.