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ANTHONY ALEXANDER BLOW

4105 Pamela Court, Apt. 8


West Des Moines, IA 50266
(347) 452-6186
Permanent email address: anthony_blow@hotmail.com

EDUCATION
SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES LONDON, ENGLAND
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
Distance Learning
Start Date – January 2010
Anticipated Graduation Date – September 2010
• Post Graduate Diploma in Economic Policy

GLOBAL BUSINESS AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT, THROGGS NECK,


NY
MARITIME COLLEGE
August 2003-May 2006
• Masters of Science (M.S.) in International Transportation Management
• Concentration in International Trade
• Unlimited Oceans Third Mate U.S. Coast Guard License

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, SEMESTER AT SEA VARIOUS PORTS


January 2001-April 2001
• Participated in global immersion program, traveling to various ports in
Caribbean, South America, Africa and Asia

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, BIOSPHERE 2 PROGRAM NEW YORK, NY


September 1999-December 1999
• Minor, Environmental Science
• Studied at Biosphere 2 Center in Oracle, Ariz.

MOREHOUSE COLLEGE ATLANTA, GA


August 1998-May 2002
• B.A. in International Studies (Minor in Political Science)

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
O’DONNELL VISITING PROFESSOR, Fall Semester, November 2009 WALLA
WALLA, WA
GLOBAL STUDIES/POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPT, WHITMAN COLLEGE
• Taught a self-designed college-level cross-disciplinary course: International
Trade, Maritime Affairs, and Logistics

International Trade
• Taught economic development, trade and natural resource geography,
monetary/fiscal policy impacts on international trade, international political
economy, country risk-analysis, and regional/international trade organizations.
Special emphasis on development policy and economic analysis of selected
countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Maritime Affairs
• Covered port and infrastructure initiatives in developing countries,
transportation methods and management, marine environmental protection,
climate change and its affect on Arctic shipping lanes, and maritime piracy.
Logistics
• Examined business supply-chain management for the international firm, and
sustainable development initiatives to make ‘greener’ supply chains.

THIRD OFFICER, July 2006-September 2009


WORLDWIDE
UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE
Logistics and International Trade
• Planned logistics as a Cargo Officer, managing an international supply chain with
a network including Virginia, New Jersey, Sicily, Crete, United Arab Emirates,
Djibouti and Bahrain
• Developed and executed transportation plans of oil, liquid cargos, supplies, and
humanitarian assistance to port facilities around the world for the Department of
Defense and the U.S. Navy
• Experienced in transporting persons suspected of maritime piracy throughout
the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden (Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Oman, etc.)
• Safety Officer/Observer-in-charge during underway at sea ship-to-ship
replenishment operations for naval vessels
• Performed calculations for handling, stowage, and securing of cargo, application
of stability, trim, and stress of vessel stability
• Used in-depth knowledge and experience in import/export and customs
operations, international business law, trade law and charter parties

Navigation and Watchstanding


• Worked as a commercial and federal civil service mariner on ships throughout
the Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East and as an inland pilot
throughout near coastal, river, and canal areas of the Gulf of Mexico and the
Mississippi River
• Developed and implement detailed voyage plans (celestial, terrestrial, coastal,
and electronic navigation) including navigational rules, meteorological/climate
data and contingency plans in the event of emergencies in critical areas
• Officer in charge of implementing and enforcing maritime pollution and
environmental regulations from the International Convention for the Prevention
of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL)
• Fostered effective bridge teamwork for safe passage of crew (zero recordable
incidents)
• Responsible for preparedness of emergency response, first aid and firefighting,
safety drills, disaster, anti-piracy and terrorist situation management and
compliance of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations

CONSULTANT, November 2007-May 2008 ALEXANDRIA, VA


THE POTOMAC MANAGEMENT GROUP
• Provided custom solutions to international maritime companies for
environmental protection and oil spill prevention
• Created consulting services in logistics, management, and knowledge-based
support
• Presented presentations to non-mariner management and provided advice in
matters requiring maritime expertise
• Reviewed contingency plans to ensure compliance with international and federal
regulations, prepared feedback to plan submitters and provided technical
assistance and advice to clients
• Researched, analyzed, and wrote reports and position papers
• Assisted the U.S. Coast Guard in developing regulations for marine safety,
security and environmental protection
• Managed, monitored, and implemented security and safety policies, guidelines
and processes that secure U.S. ports, vessels, and waterways
• Developed strong working relationships with key senior public and private sector
decision makers in maritime organizations within the U.S. at the international,
federal, state and local levels

PROJECT ASSOCIATE, January 2006-May 2006 NEW YORK, NY


GLOBAL BUSINESS AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT, MARITIME COLLEGE
• Developed international intermodal logistics supply chain utilizing strategic
proximity, advantageous trade benefits, and cost/benefit analysis for an Ohio
manufacturing client
• Performed economic/investment analysis for potential markets for client for
synthetic diamond origin (Sweden, U.S., South Korea, South Africa) and target
market destinations (Russia, China, Mexico, Brazil)
• Designed custom business solution for eco-tourism business to client to increase
profitability and global competitiveness

CADET WATCH OFFICER, February 2006-July 2006 EUROPE


S.S. EMPIRE STATE VI
• Prepared presented International Maritime Organization, customs, and other
pertinent documents for captain, customs officials, foreign dignitaries and
American diplomats
• Formulated security plans and participated in security/political meetings with
foreign officials for safety of cadets in foreign countries
• Entrusted with high security ship documents, valuables and contraband

UNDERGRADUATE TUTOR, January 2004-May 2005 THROGGS NECK, NY


SUNY MARITIME COLLEGE
• Developed and implemented curriculum with English professor for
undergraduate cadets in business, management, technical writing, English and
history
• Created supplemental curriculum guides for undergraduates in terrestrial and
celestial navigation

EDUCATOR, May 2002-August 2003 HOUSTON, TX


TEACH FOR AMERICA/AMERICORPS
• Assumed responsibility for the academic (math, science, social studies, science,
English) and social development for at-risk fourth-graders in the Fifth Ward of
Houston, Texas
• Contributed to increase in student achievement as 100% of assigned fourth-
grade students passed standardized tests and were promoted to the fifth grade
• Extensively trained in educational planning; developed lesson plans and
syllabuses for students from grade 2 to 12

LEGISLATIVE INTERN, August 2000-October 2001 DECATUR, GA


CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS, U.S. 4 CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
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• Participated in document preparation for a member of the International Relations


Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives
• Conducted community outreach programs, educated constituents on Federal
policy, and assisted the office in the review of environmental bills introduced to
the House of Representatives

PUBLIC LECTURES
PIRACY:
How Failed Development & Corruption in East Africa Created a Crisis on the
High Seas Whitman College, November 2009
CELESTIAL NAVIGATION:
Using the Stars to Navigate the Oceans
Whitman College Planetarium, November 2009
DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTEER AND INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
• Volunteered in various humanitarian centers around the world, including Sisters
of Charity in South Africa and India, working with HIV-positive children and
orphans
• Volunteered with Bardoli Global, an educational nonprofit group working to
increase travel/study abroad opportunities for students of color
• Interacted in-depth with a wide variety of international professionals, including
ambassadors, admirals, military senior officers, senators and members of
Congress, as well foreign elected officials and business development leaders
from the U.A.E., China, Japan, Brazil, Greece and Turkey among others
• Worked on various projects and managed groups from diverse countries as
varied as the Philippines, Ghana, Croatia, Taiwan and Trinidad

LANGUAGES
• Spanish (Basic)
• French (Beginner)

OTHER

• Possess U.S. Security Clearance


• First in family’s history to ever graduate from college
• Traveled to over 50 countries
• Enjoy reading science, current affairs, literature and biographies