(ARLINGTON, Va.) — Gibbs & Cox Inc., a leading independent naval architecture and marine engineering firm, has announced that Carleen Lyden Walker, founder and chief executive officer of Morgan Marketing & Communications LLC, has been elected to its board of directors.
"Ms. Walker is an important addition to the board. Her marketing and communications experience in the commercial maritime industry will position Gibbs & Cox for new markets such as maritime environmental compliance," said President and Chief Executive Chris Deegan.
In her 40 years of professional experience, including over 25 years in shipping, she helped her clients develop business, reorganize and reposition their corporations, improve strategic planning, and manage sales. She has provided market and financial analysis, corporate communications initiatives (advertising, public relations, and crisis media management), product and services development, and event management. She also co-founded the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA), the Merchant Marine Policy Coalition, and the Consortium for International Maritime Heritage.
"I am honored to have been elected to the Gibbs & Cox board of directors, which has a proud and long history in the commercial maritime industry," said Walker. "Their focus on market expansion into the commercial and environmental compliance markets is timed perfectly for the needs of the larger OEM and shipping industry."
Walker graduated from Wellesley College and studied at Cornell School of Business Administration. In 2016, she was appointed an IMO maritime ambassador.
To learn more about Gibbs & Cox, visit www.gibbscox.com.