(ALEXANDRIA, Va.) — The Executive Committee of the American Salvage Association (ASA) has announced that Lindsay Malen-Habib is taking on the role of ASA president effective immediately. Malen-Habib has been an active ASA member for over 10 years and most recently has served as ASA secretary-treasurer and vice president. As president, Malen-Habib’s experience in maritime salvage and business development will drive continued growth, foster partner relationships, and expand ASA’s footprint.
“I am honored to assume the position of president of this incredible organization,” Malen-Habib said in accepting the leadership role. “I am grateful to Tim Williamson for his leadership and for ensuring a seamless transition. We have a tremendously vibrant and valuable organization that contributes greatly to the safety of the maritime industry. Together we can increase our impact, scope of work, and role in the maritime community.”
Malen-Habib’s appointment is an historic event for the organization as the first woman to serve as president of the ASA. “Lindsay’s appointment as president underscores the ASA’s commitment to diversity and inclusion,” said Jim Elliott, the ASA’s immediate past president. “I am confident the ASA will continue to grow and continuously improve its salvage capabilities throughout the Americas under Lindsay’s leadership.”
Malen-Habib currently holds the position as Resolve Marine Group’s manager of client services based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where she brings over 15 years’ experience in maritime emergency response, business development and marketing to the group. Additionally, she has extensive experience in emergency response contingency planning and compliance, salvage and wreck removal, and corporate communications.
Malen-Habib comes from a family maritime background with a focus in emergency response. She is founder of the first U.S. chapter of YoungShip – YoungShip Texas – and is an active member of WISTA Florida. Malen-Habib is an adjunct member of the Maritime Law Association and sits as vice president of the Salvage Committee of the MLA. Lindsay represented formally Titan Salvage as its director of business development for five years, inclusive of the operation of the Costa Concordia wreck removal, the largest wreck removal to date.
“The ASA is constantly changing and evolving to meet the growing needs of its members and the maritime community at large,” said Malen-Habib. “We look forward to facing today’s challenges and turning them into opportunities to serve the marine industry, to learn and grow from our endeavors, and to prosper.”
To learn more about the American Salvage Association, visit www.americansalvage.org.