Foss Maritime has named Lam Q. Nguyen-Bull vice president, general counsel and chief ethics officer. Nguyen-Bull will be based at the company’s headquarters in Seattle, and lead Foss’s legal and risk management group. In addition to providing counsel on legal issues and business strategies and practices, she will head up the company’s ethics and compliance programs.
Nguyen-Bull came to Foss from parent company Saltchuk, where she served as associate general counsel and compliance Officer. Prior to joining the Saltchuk family of companies, Lam was senior corporate counsel at Univar Inc., where she managed the company’s global litigation portfolio. Before going in-house, she clerked for the Honorable John C. Coughenour, and was a private practice litigator at Garvey Schubert Barer.
“We’re very happy to have Lam on the Foss team,” said Paul Stevens, president and CEO of Foss. “Her time at Saltchuk and her previous experience in both law and business makes her an exceptional addition to our executive team.”
Nguyen-Bull graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude and from Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and editor-in-chief of the Yale Law & Technology Journal. She serves on the board of PeaceTrees Vietnam, a humanitarian organization working in central Vietnam and co-chaired the Joint Asian Judicial Evaluation Committee for 2015. Nguyen-Bull is the former president of the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington and is a current board member of the Asian Bar Association of Washington.
Foss offers a complete range of maritime transportation and logistics services. With its fleet of tugs and barges, the company provide harbor services and transportation operations in all major U.S. West Coast ports – including the Columbia and Snake River system. Internationally, Foss supports customers across the Pacific Rim, in Europe, South America and the Arctic.