Corporate leadership is one of the fundamental elements of Green Marine’s success.
Green Marine is managed by the Green Marine Management Corporation, a non-profit organization. This corporation is overseen by a board of directors, an entity composed of the presidents of companies participating in the environmental certification program elected at the Annual General Meeting.
The board of directors allows participants to actively engage in the program’s development and implementation and to determine Green Marine’s strategic orientations. It is comprised of nine members, including the leaders of American and Canadian companies, thus highlighting the partnership’s binational composition and diverse membership that extends to several aspects of the industry.
* Also Directors of the U.S. Green Marine Management Corporation.
Vice-president, Port performance and Sustainable development, Montreal Port Authority
Chief Executive and Port Director, Port Everglades
Having actively participated in the creation of the certification program, David Bolduc was appointed executive director in January 2010. He now acts as president. As such, he is responsible for overseeing Green Marine’s administration, program development and strategic planning. He leads a team of six employees based in Quebec City, Halifax and Seattle. Reporting directly to the board of directors, he is Green Marine’s primary representative in terms of ensuring the program’s outreach.
Véronique Trudeau joined the Green Marine team in September 2019 and holds the position of Program Manager. She coordinates the St. Lawrence Advisory Committee and provides support for the participants in this region. She coordinates the technical committee for ports, the Seaway, terminals, and shipyards that communicates in French, and is responsible for the majority of the performance indicators applicable to these participant categories. Véronique also leads various working groups tasked with reviewing the program for required updates and possible further development. She oversaw the development of the Community Relations performance indicator, as well as the new one for Aquatic Ecosystems.
Green Marine’s communications manager since May 2011, Manon Lanthier is responsible for the organization’s external and internal communications. She plans and coordinates the communications strategy conveyed on Green Marine’s various platforms, such as its social media, magazine and website. She also takes care of the logistics for the organization’s GreenTech conference, which is held in a different North American city each year.
As Green Marine’s communications officer since November 2020, Julie Turmel fills a diversified role in collaborating on the organization’s internal and external communications projects, be it the newsletter’s development, the website’s management and social media coordination or membership support. She supports the entire team on communication projects and is extensively involved in GreenTech’s logistics.
Eleanor Kirtley opened Green Marine’s first U.S. and satellite office when she joined the program in November 2014. As senior program manager, she coordinates the certification process and program development with the other three program managers. Eleanor also coordinates the West Coast Advisory Committee, supports our participants in this region and elsewhere in the United States, and facilitates the technical committee for ship owners. In addition to being responsible for all of the certification criteria for vessels, Eleanor also oversees the development of performance indicators for air emissions.
Brittney Blokker joined the Green Marine team as a program manager in September 2021. She is one of two team members in based in Seattle, Washington. Her primary roles are reviewing and developing the Green Marine program’s requirements, particularly as they relate to ship owners, as well as supporting U.S. participants. She also coordinates the Great Lakes Advisory Committee.
In November 2016, Thomas Grégoire became program manager while opening a new Green Marine office in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He coordinates the North Atlantic Advisory Committee and supports the program’s East Coast participants. He leads the English-language technical committee for ports and terminals, coordinates the verification process, and liaises with the program’s partners. He also oversaw the development of the performance indicator for ship recycling.