Exxon Valdez, and other oil and chemical spills. While at HAZMAT, Mr. Robinson originated a program for computer-aided management of emergency operations. He received his B.S. in industrial engineering from Texas Technological University.
Ann Rothe is executive director of Trustees for Alaska, a nonprofit, public interest law firm representing environmental groups, Alaskan Native corporations, and others in the areas of natural resources and environmental protection. Prior to her current position, she was Alaska's regional representative to the National Wildlife Federation and assistant to the regional vice president of the National Audubon Society. After the Exxon Valdez grounding, she worked on state and federal legislation to improve oil spill prevention and response capabilities in Alaska and nationwide, and she was a principal organizer of the Regional Citizens Advisory Council for Prince William Sound. She has also served on the Research and Development Advisory Committee for the Marine Spill Response Corporation and the regional technical working group for outer continental shelf activities of the Minerals Management Service. Ms. Rothe has a B.S. in journalism and wildlife biology from Iowa State University.
David G. St. Amand is president and founder of Navigistics Consulting. An expert on shipping and petroleum economics, he has been a witness on shipping and petroleum economics, conducted extensive analyses of the Alaskan and foreign tanker trades, led a reengineering effort for the crude oil supply of a major oil company, and conducted studies on the regulatory and environmental effects of hydrocarbon vapor emission regulations. He was project manager for the development of vessel oil spill response plans for a number of shipowners and operators, and he has worked with owners, operators, and oil spill response contractors to ensure their compliance with OPA 90. He also serves on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee for the U.S. Coast Guard. Mr. St. Amand holds a B.S. in naval architecture and marine engineering from the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and an M.B.A. from Dartmouth College.
Kirsi K. Tikka is associate professor at the Webb Institute. She was previously a senior analyst for tanker planning and economics at Chevron Shipping Company, where she performed economic analyses for marine transportation projects, including new vessel building projects, vessel charter evaluations, operation cost studies, transportation studies, and voyage economics. Dr. Tikka has degrees in mechanical engineering (M.S.) from the Helsinki University of Technology and in naval architecture and offshore engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.) from the University of California at Berkeley.