For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
Christopher J. Wiernicki Leadership Presentation
Please join this year's Massachusetts Maritime Academy's Emery Rice Medalist for a leadership presentation September 15th at 1100 in the Flanagan Lecture Hall.
Chairman, President and CEO
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Christopher J. Wiernicki is a naval architect, engineer and businessperson. He is the Chairman, President, and CEO of American Bureau of Shipping, an international classification organization, and also serves as Chairman of ABS Group of Companies, a global risk consulting and technical services company.
Chris obtained his BS degree in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University, an MS degree in Structural Engineering from George Washington University and an MS degree in Ocean Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); He also completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.
In addition to being Massachusetts Maritime Academy 2017 Person of the Year, Chris has been inducted into the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applies Science Hall of Fame; he was named as a Vanderbilt University School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus; he has received The Vice Admiral Emory S. “Jerry” Land Medal from the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers for Outstanding Accomplishment in the Marine Field; he was inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame; he received the Admiral of the Ocean Seas Award from the United Seamen's Service. Chris also holds honorary doctorate degrees from Maine Maritime Academy, SUNY Maritime College and Stevens Institute of Technology.