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Doug Schneider

Doug Schneider

Vice President

Doug Schneider joined the Council in 2002 as Director of Government Affairs and served in that capacity until 2005, when he departed to work in Europe as the lead U.S. Coast Guard port security liaison to nine countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In that role, Doug negotiated the terms of and conducted evaluations of foreign countries' maritime security governance and port facility security practices.

Upon completion of the U.S. Coast Guard assignment in 2008, Doug rejoined the Council in Washington, D.C. where he provides expertise in vessel, cargo, and seafarer security issues. Prior to joining the Council, Doug served for more than 8 years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he completed tours as a deck watch officer and Department Head on a Cutter, as Executive Officer of a Tactical Law Enforcement Team, and as Chief of Leadership Programs at the Coast Guard Leadership Development Center. He continues to participate in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, where he holds the rank of Commander. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University.