Don is a Master Mariner with vast experience as a Chief Mate and Master with Sealand, CSX and Horizon Lines, sailing Trans Atlantic and Trans Pacific routes, East and West U.S. Coast routes and the Caribbean for many years.   He has been a senior official with the International Masters Mates and Pilots ILA/ AFL-CIO since 2013, as Vice President Atlantic Ports and will assume the duties as International Secretary Treasurer on 1 July 2019.   He also serves as President – Officers Union International Seaman (OUIS) and is a designated Master Trustee.

Don is a graduate of SUNY Maritime College (1989) with a Bachelor of Science Marine Transportation/International Business.   He is a Member of the Marine Society City of New York and is an avid golfer. He resides in New York with his wife and daughters.