Call for Annual Award and Board of Directors Nominees

MASC's Annual Meeting & Gala is our time of celebration of the year behind us and our opportunity to honor those who have made significant contributions in and around the maritime community.  It is also a time to bring on new leadership to our Board of Directors.

The Nominations Committee is seeking nominees for Board of Directors vacancies and the following Award categories:

John Hassell Award

Description:  Presented to a person whose local, statewide or national achievements are worthy of recognition.

Beacon Award

Description:  Presented to a person in recognition of a career of distinguished service to the SC Maritime community and related industries

Legislator of the Year Award

Description:  Presented to a legislator who has demonstrated support for South Carolina’s port related industries and the business community that depends on them.

Environmental Stewardship Award

Description:  Presented to the company that best demonstrates a sustained commitment to environmental protection through corporate outreach, planning, training, education and operations.

Maritime Advocate Award

Description:  Presented to a person or organization outside the maritime transportation industry for outstanding efforts in support of maritime transportation.

Emerging Leader Award

Description:  Presented to an individual in the maritime community who rises up among peers, demonstrating exceptional passion and leadership within their own organization and across the community. 

Billy Adams Outstanding Volunteer Award

Description:  Each year, MASC will recognize one outstanding volunteer who stands out for his/her leadership and contributions.


Please see the below attachments for detailed award category information and submission guidance.

Please send an email to with your nominee, including a brief biography and contributions that make the nominee worthy of consideration for the category submitted for. Incomplete nomination packages may be considered ineligible.  

Nominations for Awards and Board of Director positions are open through September 30, 2022

Maritime Association submission guidance.docx

Environmental Stewardship.docx

Maritime Association Board of Directors submission guidance.docx

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