Press Release -The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Names New Deputy Administrator
The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
Names New Deputy Administrator
(Washington, DC) The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS) announced that Mr. Anthony Fisher began serving as Deputy Administrator, effective March 12, 2023. Mr. Fisher replaces longtime Deputy Administrator Craig Middlebrook, filling a key role on the GLS executive team.
“I am pleased to welcome Tony Fisher to the Corporation as Deputy Administrator,” GLS Administrator Adam Tindall-Schlicht said. “Tony brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to the Seaway that will benefit the GLS and the entire Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System.”
Mr. Fisher most recently served as the Maritime Administration’s Deputy Associate Administrator for Commercial Sealift, where he developed and implemented programs to incentivize investments in U.S. shipping capabilities through collaboration with senior leaders across the maritime industry, Congress, and the Administration.
A graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and Naval War College, Mr. Fisher gained operational experience sailing aboard container, roll-on/roll-off, break bulk, and tanker vessels. He later entered the maritime business as a vessel chartering broker with Pacific Cargoes Inc. and International Services Corp. In 2005, Mr. Fisher joined the U.S. Government as a Senior Transportation Contracting Officer, and later Congressional Liaison, for the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Throughout his career, Mr. Fisher shaped federal policy in the areas of transportation, defense, intelligence, foreign affairs, and humanitarian assistance. He proudly serves as a Strategic Sealift Officer in the Navy Reserve and maintains an active merchant mariner’s license.