Elaine Chao and Sean Connaughton will be Guest Speakers at Kings Point Alumni Foundation Dinner

Next month’s U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Foundation dinner will feature U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao and Sean Connaughton, the new U. S. Maritime Administrator. Chao, a former deputy secretary of transportation, deputy maritime administrator and chairman of the Federal Maritime commission, will be the keynote speaker. Connaughton is a 1983 graduate of the academy and will give a special address at his first New York-area public engagement.

The Sept. 27 event will take place at the Sheraton NY Hotel & Towers and will benefit the American Merchant Marine Museum and honor America's deep-sea domestic fleet. The Merchant Marine Museum is located on the Academy's campus in Kings Point, Long Island. Those interested in attending should contact the USMMA foundation at listerj@usmma.edu.