Margaret Kaigh Doyle named vice president of development for USMRC, Maritime Simulation Institute
The United States Maritime Resource Center and the
Maritime Simulation Institute
have appointed Margaret
Kaigh Doyle vice president of development.
Doyle, who assumed her new role on Jan. 30, has over 25 years of
experience in the maritime industry. The majority of her career has focused on
representing the interests of various sectors in the industry including ship
owners and operators, government agencies and salvage and firefighting
Doyle will be responsible for managing and executing all aspects
of program development as well as the full spectrum of marketing and
fundraising efforts for the resource center and the Middletown, R.I.-based Maritime
Simulation Institute, which is a division of the resource center.
“Margaret is a superb addition to the USMRC team,” says Brian
Holden, resource center president, in a Maritime Simulation Institute press
release, “and our staff at the Maritime Simulation Institute is very eager to
work with her to help our well-respected maritime education and training
programs, marine operations research activities and to raise awareness within
the maritime industry of our highly regarded capabilities.”
Prior to joining the resource center, Doyle was general manager
of the Marine Response Alliance, a consortium of the world’s foremost emergency
towing, lightering, salvage and marine firefighting companies, the Institute
says. She is best known for her work at the International Association of
Independent Tanker Owners as well as serving as the executive director of the
Chemical Carriers Association for more than a decade. Throughout her tenure
with the tanker owners’ group and CCA, Doyle represented 85 percent of the
worldwide chemical tanker fleet at the international, federal and state level.
A graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point,
Doyle holds advanced degrees from Pennsylvania State University and George
Washington University. She is a three-time recipient of the U.S. Coast Guard
Public Service Commendation. In 2010, she received the U.S. Merchant Marine
Academy’s Outstanding Professional Achievement Award.