About the Council


Joe Kramek

Joe Kramek

Director of U.S. Government Relations

Joe Kramek started as Director of U.S. Government Relations for WSC in March 2021, and is located in Washington.

He has served as a U.S. Coast Guard commissioned officer for twenty-eight years. Early in his Coast Guard career, he served at sea. More recently, Joe led the Coast Guard Legislative Affairs Team and served as the Chief of Maritime, International and Environmental Law where, among other duties, he led the U.S. Delegation to the International Maritime Organization’s Legal Committee.

Joe was detailed for two years to the Department of Justice as an Admiralty Trial Attorney. He was also selected as a Federal Executive Fellow at the Brookings Institution where he completed one of the first research projects on maritime cyber security at port facilities.