President, Nash Maritime Consulting, LLC
Roy Nash, U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral (retired), has over 36 years of experience in marine safety leadership. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, a Master of Science in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and attended The Brookings Institution as a Federal Executive Fellow. Roy is the recipient of several awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and the Distinguished Service Medal.
Prior to his role as a marine safety consultant, Roy commanded Marine Safety Office Portland Maine, Sector Southeastern New England, the Eighth Coast Guard District New Orleans, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center— the U.S. Coast Guard’s technical review center. Roy also served as Deputy Federal On-Scene Coordinator during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as co-led a 50-person team deployed to Haiti to re-open Port-au-Prince to aid in humanitarian earthquake response efforts.
As a consultant, Roy currently serves as a cruise line external safety board member, develops marine safety policy for emerging offshore drilling technologies, and is helping to prepare the U.S. towing industry to adapt to new federal regulations.