CEO & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (Search in Progress)
MICHAEL M. GERHARDT II, VICE PRESIDENT
Michael M. Gerhardt II is currently the Vice President at the DCA. Michael is responsible for legislative advocacy and government affairs, digital strategy and communications, association management and member relations, special projects, market analysis, financial management, and acting as spokesman for the industry at regional and national meetings. He serves as Managing Director of the Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (www.cdmcs.org), as President of the Wisconsin Domestic Maritime Coalition (WIDMAC), and represents the interests of the dredging and maritime industry as a cleared advisor on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Advisory Committee on Services (ITAC 10).
Additionally, Michael serves on the board of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWA) and previously served as a long-time board member of the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) and as President of the WEDA Eastern Chapter. He is a member of the Board of Industry Advisors for World Dredging Mining and Construction, a leading news publication for the global dredging industry, and was recognized with the Dredger of the Year Award in 2015.
Michael received his B.S. in International Business (cum laude) from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in 2003 and was the recipient of The Dean’s Citation for outstanding contributions to the welfare of the school and the prestigious William J. Usery Award for academic excellence in negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution. A native Floridian, Michael currently resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife Simona and daughter Sofia.