Jewell appoints Salerno as BSEE’s third director

US Sec. of the Interior Sally Jewell has named Brian Salerno, a former US Coast Guard vice-admiral who retired last year as its deputy commandant for operations, as the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s third director.

He will assume his position at BSEE’s helm on Aug. 26. BSEE’s current director, James A. Watson, agreed to stay through the end of August when he announced his resignation to become president of Houston-based ABS Inc. in early September (OGJ Online, July 10, 2013).

Salerno worked primarily in maritime safety, security, environmental protection, and emergency response while at the USCG. Like Watson, he played an important role in the US Department of Homeland Security agency’s response to the massive crude oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico that resulted from the 2010 Macondo deepwater well blowout and rig explosion.

He also was a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Ocean Studies Board which explored industry and government readiness to respond to oil spills in the Arctic Ocean. Salerno also was on a team that examined interagency relationships among BSEE, USCG, other government agencies, and federally regulated offshore industries.

He also is a board member of the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association, a group of maritime companies and organizations committed to environmentally sound practices, DOI said. Salerno’s appointment does not require US Senate confirmation, it noted.

Contact Nick Snow at nicks@pennwell.com.

Related Articles

IAGC appoints new president

09/19/2014 The board of the International Association of Geophysical Contractors has reported that Ken Wells has been named as the organization’s president.

MARKET WATCH: Crude oil futures down more than $1 in New York, London

09/19/2014 The New York Mercantile Exchange October crude oil contract lost $1.35 to $93.07/bbl on Sept. 18. The November contract declined $1.22 to $91.98/bbl.

ExxonMobil ‘winding down’ Arctic well, complying with US, EU sanctions on Russia

09/19/2014 ExxonMobil Corp. released a statement that the company is complying with all US sanctions on Russia after news reports that the operator had halted...

ExxonMobil, Linn to make second asset exchange this year

09/19/2014 ExxonMobil Corp. has agreed to trade interest in 500 net acres from South Belridge field near Bakersfield, Calif., to Linn Energy LLC, Houston, in ...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected