Academy Hosts Admiral Flanagan for Distinguished Lecture Series

Admiral William Flanagan

On October 12th at 1600, the Academy will host ADM William “Bud” Flanagan, Jr., USN (Ret.) '64, H'96 for the second lecture in its Distinguished Lecture Series. The Distinguished Lecture Series invites selected individuals who represent the best of what the Academy aspires its cadets to become and who have achieved the highest levels of success as professionals.

Admiral Flanagan is a retired United States Navy Four Star Admiral who served as Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet from 1994 to 1996. He is a highly respected businessman, currently serving as President of Noragh Analytics and previously was a managing director of Cantor Fitzgerald. A graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, American University and the Harvard Business School, ADM Flanagan currently serves as Chairman of the Board of IAP Worldwide Services and serves as a member of the Advisory Board to the Panama Canal Authority. He has served on the boards of public and privately held companies and not-for-profit organizations.

In 2016 Massachusetts Maritime Academy unveiled Flanagan Hall, formerly Blinn Hall, thanks to the generosity of Bud and his wife BA.

As part of the visit, the lecturer will participate in a full day of activities including a presentation, informal discussions and a campus tour. The lecture will be open to all cadets, faculty, staff, alumni and the local community. The Academy launched the Distinguished Lecture Series to reflect the importance of partnerships and the interchange of information between industry professionals and our cadets. This program is intended to generate interaction directly, through a campus visit, lecture and one-on-one discussion. The lecture will be open to all cadets, faculty, staff, alumni and the local community. The intention is to have the lecturer share their industry experiences, knowledge, and viewpoints with the Academy community.

To learn more about Admiral Flanagan and the Distinguished Lecture Series contact the Advancement Department at 508-830-5099.