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37th Annual Expo & Conference
March 29-31, 2022Hilton Stamford Connecticut

Chris Aversano
President at Connecticut Maritime Association


An accomplished maritime executive with over 25 years of experience that combines practical trading experience with an understanding of how technology impacts the shipping space. Mr. Aversano has extensive knowledge of the shipping markets and the commercial and operational issues that arise. Mr. Aversano has led multinational cross-functional teams as project leader for strategic product launches. He started his career in the maritime industry as a deck cadet at Fort Schulyer, returning to his New York City roots. His first sailing position was as an Able-Bodied Seaman aboard tugboats in New York Harbor and eventually worked his way up to deck officer in the US Flagged tanker fleet for Mobil Oil. Mr. Aversano holds a Bachelor of Science from SUNY Maritime and an MBA from American University. In addition to his volunteer role as President of the Connecticut Maritime Associate, Mr. Aversano is an assistant coach for his daughters' softball team.

Agenda Sessions

  • CMA President's Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Chair’s opening remarks

  • Session Round-up