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APPENDIX A BIOGRAPHIES OF COMMITTEE IlElIBERS RADM. WILLIAM M. BENKERT , chairman of the committee, spent more than three decades in the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring in 1918 with the rank of rear admiral. His career consisted almost entirely of extensive sea and marine safety duties. As a flag officer, he directed the Office of Marine Environment and Systems and the Office of Merchant Marine Safety. From 1978-1984, Adm. Benkert was president of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping, a trade organization of U.S.-flag tanker operators. Adm. Benkert is currently president of Petroferm Marine, Inc., a company which is developing new products for marine applications. Adm. Benkert has served on the Marine Board of the National Research Council for five years. OR . ROGER D. ANDERSON i s the executive director of the Gulf and South Altantic Fisheries Development Foundation, Inc., which coordinates and funds fisheries research and development. Prior to his appointment with the foundation in 1977, Dr. Anderson was a senior marine scientist at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, where his responsibilities included the technical administration of the advisory service, sea grant, and coastal zone management programs. His research interests include fisheries development, mariculture, pollution ecology, and marine education and training. DR. ROBERT B. DTTION is professor of recreation and parks at Texas A&M University. He teaches courses in coastal recreation management and development, and environmental impact analysis. His research interests are in outdoor recreation activity and behavior patterns, human dimensions of natural resources and their management, coastal resources management, and environmental policy formulation. Dr. Ditton has conducted research on the recreational use of offshore platforms, and is an adviser to the Artificial Reef Development Center. MR. FRANCIS P. DUNN is manager of offshore construction and design ~ for Shell Oil Company and also is a consultant in civil engineer: tong for offshore and arctic operations. Earlier professional activities included responsibility for design of offshore facilities and plat- forms, and offshore economic studies. 71

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72 MR. GRIFF C. LEE is a consulting ocean engineer. From 1954-1983, - Mr. Lee was associated with McDermott Company, designers and constructors of offshore platforms, where he retired from the position of vice president, McDermott Marine Engineering. Mr. Lee is responsible for technical innovations in platform design and installation that are now standard in the industry. Mr. Lee is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a former member of the Marine Board of the National Research Council. RADM. MAURICE H. RTNDSKOPF (U.S. Navy retired) is associated with Westinghouse Oceanic Division. From 1938-1972, he served with the U.S. Navy, where he retired with the rank of rear admiral. With the Navy, he had command of submarines and a destroyer, held senior posi- tions in deep submergence, and was assistant oceanographer for opera- tions. With Westinghouse, he has concentrated on the development of international markets for new technologies. SIDNEY A. WALLACE is an attorney with experience in maritime and international law. For much of his career, he served with the Coast Guard, retiring in 1978 as a rear admiral. Senior assignments with the Coast Guard included program manager, Marine Environmental Protec- tion Program; chief, Office of Public and International Affairs; and maritime policy adviser to the Secretary of Transportation. Upon retiring from the Coast Guard Adm. Wallace served as counsel to the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, U.S. House of Representa- tives, for two years. He was also counsel to the law firm of Haight, Gardner, Poor, and Havens. Adm. Wallace continues to participate actively in the work of the International Maritime Organization and is chairman of the Marine Ecology Committee of the Maritime Law Association.